Occupational Therapy – Intervention Outcomes
Developing cognitive skills required to learn effectively
Improve Memory, Attention, Processing and Sequencing
WE AIM TO DEVELOP SKILLS IN:
Phonological awareness: The ability to identify and manipulate the sounds of language
Language structures: Automatic, rapid grasp of the sounds, structures and patterns of oral language
Working memory: System for temporarily storing and manipulating informaton
Listening accuracy: Brains ability to discriminate rapid, successive sound and quickly interpret information
Motor development and postural development: Overall improvement in attention, focus, minimising fatigue and improving motor coordination.
RESULTS IN THE CLASSROOM
Improved reading foundation: Better prepared to recognise words and to map letters to sounds.
Improved understanding and differentiation of sounds and words
Improved listening comprehension: Better understanding of oral instruction. Improved understanding of structures of standard English
Improved thinking: Improved focus, recall, reasoning and organisational skills, resulting in more engaged learners
Improved fluency: Fast recognition of the sounds and units of meaning in oral language. Improved sequencing and sound discrimination.
Improved attention and participation
Students are prepared to learn and benefit from good instruction and curriculum and improve their achievement levels.