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Occupational Therapy

School-based, occupational therapy includes using meaningful activities to help children and youth participate in what they need and/or want to do to promote physical and mental health and well-being for students to progress in school.

Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of performance.  Therapists focus on academics, play and leisure, social participation, self-care skills (Activities of Daily Living) and transition/ work skills. In our schools, occupational therapists have also assisted to develop sensory paths, calming rooms, movement rooms and other spaces to support students’ sensory needs and emotional dysregulation.

Students who have occupational therapy at Churchville-Chili Central School District typically have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Accommodation Plan.  A prescription from the child’s medical doctor is required to provide these services.

Our Occupational Therapists

Melissa Galipeau
Churchville Elementary

Kelly Jo Gifaldi
Chestnut Ridge Elementary

Alyssa Nagle
Fairbanks Road Elementary