The ECK Special Education Cooperative has five certified occupational therapists on staff. Occupational therapy in the schools is a related service for children on an IEP. The Occupational Therapist (OT) works to assist students, parents and educators in facilitating a successful learning environment by helping them to adapt, compensate, and function within the school setting. While there may be orthopedic, neurological, or vision problems that occur in some children that need to be addressed by medical or private agencies, it is the school OT's responsibility to intervene only when these problems interfere with their education. Areas addressed by the OT include: fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual-perceptual/motor skills, sensory issues, and consultation services to provided adaptations of equipment or the classroom/school environment.