Occupational Therapy

Providing “skills for the job of living.”

Occupational therapists at The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) help students to do their best in school activities and tasks. Occupational therapists work with teachers, residential staff, other therapists, and parents to help carry out and implement best practices to provide each student with an optimum learning environment and become as independent as possible.

Occupational therapy (OT) services are provided to students based on assessment results and agreed on by the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team.  Services can be provided in a variety of ways including direct and/or indirect, in the classroom, on campus residential settings or in the OT clinic.

OT services at The Maryland School for the Blind include teaching the following:

  • Self care skills
  • Adaptive equipment

    Occupational Therapist working with student on hand washing skills

    Occupational Therapy

  • Task analysis
  • Environmental accommodations
  • Work related tasks/skills development
  • Upper extremity skills
  • Hand function
  • Fine motor skills
  • Motor planning
  • Handwriting
  • Home management (meal/snack prep)
  • Telephone use
  • Money management
  • Time management
  • Housekeeping skills
  • Play skills
  • Leisure skills/self-occupation
  • Concept development
  • Sensory/tactile assessment
  • Sensory profiles
  • Sensory diets/accommodations
  • Organizational skills
  • Environmental access
  • Visual perception
  • Parental education/communication
  • Staff training and assessment

For more information about Occupational Therapy, contact:

Lynn Borgmann, OT/PT/VRT Supervisor
410.444.5000 ext. 1343 | lynnb@mdschblind.org