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Oakwood School provides a multisensory educational program in which students with learning differences are guided to achieve their unique academic and social potential in a nurturing community environment

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At Oakwood, Speech/Language and Occupational Therapists work closely with our faculty to meet students’ needs in these important areas. We understand the impact of skills in these areas on academic progress and students’ self-esteem. 

In our Elementary Programs, the Speech/Language and Occupational therapists go into the classroom on a regular basis to teach students important skills. In addition to class instruction, both speech & language and occupational therapy services are available on an individual or small group basis. Families may choose to enroll their child in additional sessions based on consultation or evaluation with Speech/Language or Occupational therapists.

Oakwood teachers and Academic staff work closely with on-site therapists to integrate 

Speech and Language Therapy

As a part of Oakwood’s program the Speech & Language therapists provide pragmatic language classes for several of the classrooms. In these lessons the students practice the language skills needed to make friends and to be successful in both academic and social settings. Basic conversational techniques such as making eye contact, tone of voice, maintaining a topic, and talking to adults are also stressed. Students enjoy these practical “life” lessons, often engaging in role playing to reinforce the skills being taught.
Student sitting with a faculty member at Oakwood School, a private school for ADHD near DC

Occupational Therapy

As a part of Oakwood's program the Occupational therapists provide classes in the development in the areas of general self-regulation, fine motor, and visual motor skills.  In the lower elementary school classes, crafts and other activities can reinforce grasp and cutting skills, as well as handwriting legibility. Groups in upper elementary  and middle school teams focus on executive functioning skills to prepare students for the advanced planning required to manager longer, more complex assignments and tasks at home.