Feb 29 / Marina Scott, MS, OTR/L

Executive Function: Where do OT Practitioners Fit In?

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Welcome to guest blogger:

 Marina Scott, MS, OTR/L


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Marina Scott MS, OTR/L is an accomplished pediatric occupational therapist with over 21 years of experience. She is a clinician, writer, and public speaker. She has extensive experience in pediatrics, spanning from early intervention through college. She has spent her professional career in schools, early intervention, private clinics, and teletherapy.  

In recent years, there has been a rise in support for executive function skills. Many professions can support children, teens, and adults in their executive function skills. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are part of the many professions that can support executive function skills, but it often begs the question, “Where do OT practitioners fit in?”


Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants have a unique set of skills to help those who need support in executive function. From breaking down tasks to providing movement opportunities, OT practitioners can help in many ways.


OT practitioners can work with students to address such skills as time management, work completion, and organization. Through assessment and collaboration, OTs and OTAs can pinpoint areas of need to help students be successful.


OT practitioners can also collaborate with other professionals to help support a person’s executive function needs. They can also work with school staff and caregivers who may need ideas and strategies to support their child or student.


OT practitioners have an important role in supporting those with executive function needs and are essential to the team. With their unique knowledge base, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants have the skill set to help make students successful with their executive function skills.

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Executive Function in Pediatric and School-based Practice: Where do OT Practitioners Fit 

Thursday March 7, 2024
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