Occupational & Physical Therapy Services

OT and PT Services at BOCES 2

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Occupational and Physical Therapists at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES are integral members of school-based teams that ensure a free and appropriate education for students with disabilities and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living in many cases. 

Who Provides the Service?

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Certified Occupational Therapists
Our experienced Occupational Therapists (OTR) address areas of need including:
  • Fine motor and visual perceptual skills which may impact handwriting and other academic areas.
  • Sensory processing dysfunction impacting on a student's ability to participate effectively in the educational environment.
  • Strength and range of motion.
  • Self-help skills.
  • Transition skills to be successful in the post-secondary environment.
Certified Physical Therapists
BOCES 2 Physical Therapists (PT) address areas of need including:
  • Gross motor skills such as balance, coordination and locomotor.
  • Gait abnormalities.
  • Sensorimotor dysfunction impacting on a student's ability to participate effectively in the educational environment.
  • Strength and range of motion.
  • Adaptive equipment needs.

Who Gets the Service?

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OT and PT services are provided to eligible children in a variety of educational settings: 
  • Children ages 3-5 receive services at a BOCES 2 preschool center-based classroom. 
  • Children ages 5-21 receive services within their academic setting. Services may be provided in the classroom, in a small group setting or individually, depending on student needs.

For More Information

Contact:
Amy Piatek
Department Chair 
160 Wallace Way
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: (585) 617-2312
Fax: (585) 349-8897

Why Physical & Occupational Therapies?

Physical therapy encourages children with disabilities to use physical activity to help improve balance and endurance, and to increase their ability to concentrate and focus. It also assists them to develop better relationships with peers by increasing opportunities to socialize. 

Occupational therapy deals with strengthening fine motor skills, like writing, tying shoes, and using utensils and scissors. Occupational therapists working with children typically use techniques that look like play. In reality, they are designed to target areas of delay and difficulty.
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