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BCPS celebrates Occupational Therapy Month

Team BCPS is made up of thousands of accomplished and interesting students, employees, and community supporters. “Face of the Week” introduces you to some of the people who make BCPS such an amazing mosaic of talent, caring, and commitment.
04/03/2018

Face of the Week: Hunter Machin of Dundalk High School

Through the therapeutic use of daily activities, occupational therapy helps people of all ages to do the things they want and need to do.

In Baltimore County Public Schools, occupational therapy practitioners enable students to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. As a related service, the goal of school-based occupational therapy is to enable students with disabilities to be functional participants in their educational environment.

Occupational therapists provide services when indicated to assist a child with an educational disability to benefit from his/her educational program in the least restrictive environment. Services may be provided directly to students or on behalf of students to school teams and families. School occupational therapy intervention addresses performance skills where a child’s disability impacts or compromises the ability to make progress in the natural learning environment. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.

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Baltimore County Public Schools
6901 Charles Street
Towson, Maryland 21204
443-809-4554

Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

Darryl L. Williams, Ed.D.
Superintendent

E-mail Dr. Williams

Follow @BCPS_Sup

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