School based Occupational Therapy (OT) is a related service, under Special Education, which utilizes goal-directed, purposeful activities to support students with disabilities who qualify for services and demonstrate a need for OT to access and participate in the educational environment.  Occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory and self-care components of school performances, with focus on academics, play and leisure, social participation, self-help skills and transition/work skills.