Occupational Therapy


Helping Your Child Manage Daily Life

Occupational therapy is focused on maximizing function in a child’s life roles. Registered and licensed Occupational Therapists at the Manville School work with students to develop the skills and tools they need to learn, manage daily life, participate in social settings, work, relax, and play.  A key goal in all these areas is to help children develop self-regulation skills - an internal sense of stability that allows them to cope with and participate in daily life.  

Sometimes, the greatest change comes from learning a new set of skills, not only from treating the underlying issues. With these skills, occupational therapists support children’s functioning in a variety of contexts, improving self-awareness and self-esteem. Our Occupational Therapists are trained in sensory integration, and many have advanced training in trauma/attachment disorders and treatment.


Our Approach

  • Direct 1:1 treatment
  • Group therapy
  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Collaboration with classroom teams, families, education specialists, and clinical staff


Students will be coached on a wide range of skills, including:

  • Motor (gross, oral, fine, visual) skills
  • Listening skills
  • Executive functioning skills
  • Organization skills
  • Life skills
  • Transition planning
  • Family training

Beyond the Classroom

Life at Manville is a full experience for your child that includes offerings beyond the classroom.