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Tel: 64 9 2984569

Email: office@rosehill.school.nz

Address

48-52 Rosehill Drive

Papakura

Auckland 2113

Occupational Therapy

 

We work with children to improve their performance in the classroom, the playground, at lunch & at home.  We work with teachers and parents to plan and develop activities & environments that facilitate a child’s success for learning & development.

Occupational Therapy intervention is aimed at maximizing function & providing access to the curriculum by addressing the challenges the child may face.   This may include;

  • Functional independence/ activities of daily living, such as writing, eating, toileting etc.

  • Positioning & functional posture, including environmental adaptations & therapeutic equipment

  • Neuro-muscular development such as muscle tone, and functional movement & position.

  • Visual motor and fine motor control & function

  • Sensory processing including interpretation of sensory motor input

  • Pre-vocational skills & transitioning

The parent/ student focused goals help us develop individual daily programmes to suit the student’s needs around the school day.

The findings of the assessment will be discussed with family and goals developed together.

Typical goals might be:

  • To improve sitting posture by working to improve core stability.

  • To facilitate acquisition of developmental skills, e.g. tripod pencil grip .

  • To improve core and shoulder stability to allow fine motor control (e.g. writing, scissor skills, fastening buttons etc.)

  • To improve strength and stamina, e.g. grip strength, speed & dexterity so that they can complete learning tasks.

  • To improve the ability to tolerate, make sense and respond appropriately to different sensory information. This can include sounds, sights, touch, taste, smell, position in space and information from within their own body such as the sensation of pressure on the joints. Sensory integration is used by both physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and we believe that it is the fundamental foundation from which all learning arises.

  • To improve co-ordination of eyes and hands. Being able to use each side of the body for different tasks is very important, for example when writing, one hand needs to stabilise the paper whilst the other holds the pen.

  • To improve balance, both when sitting at a table and moving in the playground.

  • To improve independence in activities of daily living.

  • To improve ability to plan movements & make sense of visual information to complete learning tasks

 

                                                                                 

MARIETTE KRITZINGER

I have worked an occupational therapist  at Rosehill School since 2005. I am passionate about enabling children and enjoying working with all of the students here.  I am an accredited wheelchair assessor & work with other health professionals to address mobility for our students using a wheelchair.  I have a special interest in neurological development and how to further this for our population. I endeavour to attend courses whenever available to keep up to date with current therapy ideas/practice.  I have recently completed a one year training course in neurodevelopmental delay through the INPP (Institute of Neurophysiological Psychology) enjoying the challenge of applying this knowledge to benefit our students.

 

MARIANNE WARWOOD

I have a passion with helping children develop the skills they need for the many occupations of childhood (including accessing the school curriculum).

I have specialised in the paediatric field of occupational therapy since 2002 (in both private and public health domain).

I am committed to professional development opportunities to ensure “best practise” and expand my knowledge and skills for children I work with.

 

JEANINE BENCETTI

I have recently returned to Occupational Therapy and am really enjoying developing my skills in the education sector. I have previous experience in neuro-rehabilitation as well as lots of life experience.

I have a passion for helping children with all the practical aspects of development and enjoy the holistic aspect of occupational therapy.

It is really exciting to see students progressing.

Occupational Therapy

 

We work with children to improve their performance in the classroom, the playground, at lunch & at home.  We work with teachers and parents to plan and develop activities & environments that facilitate a child’s success for learning & development.

Occupational Therapy intervention is aimed at maximizing function & providing access to the curriculum by addressing the challenges the child may face.   This may include;

  • Functional independence/ activities of daily living, such as writing, eating, toileting etc.

  • Positioning & functional posture, including environmental adaptations & therapeutic equipment

  • Neuro-muscular development such as muscle tone, and functional movement & position.

  • Visual motor and fine motor control & function

  • Sensory processing including interpretation of sensory motor input

  • Pre-vocational skills & transitioning

The parent/ student focused goals help us develop individual daily programmes to suit the student’s needs around the school day.

The findings of the assessment will be discussed with family and goals developed together.

Typical goals might be:

  • To improve sitting posture by working to improve core stability.

  • To facilitate acquisition of developmental skills, e.g. tripod pencil grip .

  • To improve core and shoulder stability to allow fine motor control (e.g. writing, scissor skills, fastening buttons etc.)

  • To improve strength and stamina, e.g. grip strength, speed & dexterity so that they can complete learning tasks.

  • To improve the ability to tolerate, make sense and respond appropriately to different sensory information. This can include sounds, sights, touch, taste, smell, position in space and information from within their own body such as the sensation of pressure on the joints. Sensory integration is used by both physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and we believe that it is the fundamental foundation from which all learning arises.

  • To improve co-ordination of eyes and hands. Being able to use each side of the body for different tasks is very important, for example when writing, one hand needs to stabilise the paper whilst the other holds the pen.

  • To improve balance, both when sitting at a table and moving in the playground.

  • To improve independence in activities of daily living.

  • To improve ability to plan movements & make sense of visual information to complete learning tasks

 

                                                                                 

MARIETTE KRITZINGER

I have worked an occupational therapist  at Rosehill School since 2005. I am passionate about enabling children and enjoying working with all of the students here.  I am an accredited wheelchair assessor & work with other health professionals to address mobility for our students using a wheelchair.  I have a special interest in neurological development and how to further this for our population. I endeavour to attend courses whenever available to keep up to date with current therapy ideas/practice.  I have recently completed a one year training course in neurodevelopmental delay through the INPP (Institute of Neurophysiological Psychology) enjoying the challenge of applying this knowledge to benefit our students.

 

MARIANNE WARWOOD

I have a passion with helping children develop the skills they need for the many occupations of childhood (including accessing the school curriculum).

I have specialised in the paediatric field of occupational therapy since 2002 (in both private and public health domain).

I am committed to professional development opportunities to ensure “best practise” and expand my knowledge and skills for children I work with.

 

JEANINE BENCETTI

I have recently returned to Occupational Therapy and am really enjoying developing my skills in the education sector. I have previous experience in neuro-rehabilitation as well as lots of life experience.

I have a passion for helping children with all the practical aspects of development and enjoy the holistic aspect of occupational therapy.

It is really exciting to see students progressing.