OI group taken on april 8

High Desert Education Service District honors the service and dedication of our Occupational Therapy team. These therapists serve over 400 children, birth to 21 in 7 counties.

The High Desert Education Service District’s Occupational Therapists help to maximize a child’s independence both at home (ages birth to 3) and in the educational setting (ages 3 to 21). OT’s collaborate with students, families, teachers and school staff to meet each child’s individual needs as stated on the child’s IEP/IFSP/504 plan. OT services can include evaluation and development of intervention strategies to improve fine motor, sensory motor, self-regulation, and daily living skills in order to facilitate their development (birth-3) or access their education (3-21).

Pictured l to r: Steve Maddox, Lisa Hackett, Taryn Dubose, Jodi Ferenz, Nancy Hitchcock and Rich Cedros

Not pictured: Renee Wilson,  Cheryl Even, Jenny Faircloth, Katie Diez and Katy Hietala