Occupational Therapy Screening: October of each school year
Occupational Therapy focuses on muscle development and coordination including fine motor and hand skills, gross motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, and the body's ability to take in and integrate sensory information.
Rebecca Hedricks, OTR/L of PlayWrite Therapy, observes all of the kindergarten and first grade classrooms and engages in activities with individual students in grades K-4 that are referred by classroom teachers. The information that we gather from this screening is very helpful in guiding our instruction in both the classroom and physical education. The Learning Specialist will contact families about individual screenings and all parents will have the opportunity to discuss the screening with their daughter's classroom teachers at their fall parent-teacher conferences.
A workshop led by Rebecca Hedricks in early December provides parents with an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about motor development and sensory integration.
Pediatric Neuropsychology Consultations: Ongoing, as needed, each school year
Pediatric Neuropsychology, in the context of this consultation with Burke's, focuses on understanding the brain-behavior connection, as information in the field of neuroscience influences teaching strategies and interventions in the classroom.
Leyla Bologlu, Ph.D., consults on a limited basis with the Student Support Services team and Lower School faculty on learning styles, instructional strategies, classroom accommodations, and general student success. We are fortunate to have Dr. Bologlu as part of our team and to benefit from her incredible expertise and insight.