The occupational therapy department utilizes the DIR® methodology and Floortime™ approach to address sensory regulation, motor planning, and visual spatial needs of the students at the Rebecca School. A major focus of the occupational therapy program is the “I” in DIR®. The I – Individual differences refers to the unique ways individuals take in, respond to, and comprehend the world around them. Occupational therapists develop an understanding of each student’s unique individual profile and create individualized sensory diets or sensory programs to support their ability to process sensory information and produce an adaptive response. These sensory diets support the student’s developmental growth and ability to relate and communicate with others. Occupational therapy sessions incorporate motivating activities that are meaningful to the student to engage them through play while supporting the student’s growth in the functional emotional developmental capacities. Occupational therapists use sensory equipment to promote play and regulation. Once regulated the student is more available for engagement and classroom participation. With sensory supports the student can stay in an interaction and a classroom environment in a more meaningful way.