Occupational / Physical Therapies
We are a department of 3 OTs: Rebecca Doherty, Kim Goyette and Heather Moran and 1 PT, Maribeth Rathburn. Rebecca works in the preschool, kindergarten and also sees some older students. Heather Moran works in grades 1-4. Kim Goyette is the O.T. servicing the Hampstead Middle School, and she also goes to Pinkerton Academy and Hampstead Central School.
As related service providers our mission is to provide educationally based occupational therapy services. If a student is identified as qualifying for special education services, O.T. services are provided to support the student so that s/he can access the curriculum. We also provide support to all students with motor or sensori-motor needs. Sometimes we teach handwriting classes; sometimes we model self-regulation strategies; sometimes we provide consultation on a variety of requests from the classroom teachers including positioning, tools for fine and gross motor skills, tools for self-regulation and grapho-motor control. We work closely with the P.E. department when a need occurs.