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FY 2016-2017

Occupational Therapy for Assumption Pathway School Students with Special Needs
Pilot programme to help students with special needs cope with the functional aspects of vocational training
Partner: Assumption Pathway School

Students with motor, coordination and other sensory skill challenges need support in the practical component of their vocational training. Occupational therapy can help them choose a suitable vocation and improve their functional ability.

In a school that focuses on vocational learning, Assumption Pathway School students will benefit from a pilot intervention programme that helps those with learning needs do well in their vocational training.

The programme aims to provide occupational therapy for students with special needs to help them in their vocational training. It will also help these students choose and support them in their vocations. 30 students with learning needs from each Year 2 cohort of Assumption Pathway School will be selected for the intervention programme and will be supported until they complete their education in Year 4.

The intervention framework comprises: 

Initial Assessment in Year 2

  • Help students select their vocational track for Year 3
  • Personalise an Individual Education Plan for every student according to their abilities and needs

Practical Training in Years 3 and 4

  • Equip students to cope with the functional challenges in their vocational setting through in-class observation and assistance
  • Work with employers to support students during the work attachment period

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