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Why So Many OT Referrals for Written Expression in the Schools?

  • Posted on: 17 August 2014
  • By: Tina McCoy

As a practicing occupational therapist of 30 years, I have seen the number of referrals for O.T. in the public schools increase, especially in the area of written expression.   Thirty years ago only the most severely handicapped children were serviced by O.T.  Now O.T. services are provided to a much wider developmental range, and especially to children struggling with written expression.   What has changed?