Angela McKenna

Occupational Therapist

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Hi! My name is Angela McKenna and I have been a district wide Occupational Therapist for the Augusta School Department since 2013. I grew up right here in Augusta, Maine where I currenty live with my daugher, Eva, and our dog, Tucker. I graduated from Plymouth State University in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Developmental Psychology, and from the University of Southern Maine-Lewiston Auburn College in 2012 with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy.

What is School Based Occupational Therapy?
School Based Occupational Therapy is a special education service that must relate to a student's individualized educational plan disability. I work with students who have been identified through the IEP process as having a disability, and which delays in the areas of fine motor, visual-motor, sensory processing, or self-care impact their participation in their learning environment.  Each of these students has an IEP written for him/her to address their specific needs. 

School Based OT's target the following areas to advance student's skills for better participation in their education:
--Fine Motor Skills: Holding crayons, pencils, and other small objects, stringing beads, using clothing fasteners, manipulating toys
--Eye-Hand Coordination: Scissor use, puzzles, ball skills
--Visual Motor Skills: Printing, drawing, forming shapes, coloring
--Visual Perception: Sorting, matching, figure ground, scanning, letter reversals

--Sensory Processing Skills: Delays in adaptive responses to sights, sounds movement, taste, touch
--Decreased Strength: Manipulating resistive materials, moving against gravity, sustaining body positions
--Decreased Range of Motion: Limits in moving arms, fingers, legs, head, or other body parts


I am proud to be a part of Farrington's family of educators and community. Each day is unique and full of learning opportunities; I can't wait to see what the students teach me this year!

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