• Hello, I am Michele Chalmers, Occupational Therapist at Lowell Elementary, Rattlesnake Elementary and Paxson Elementary. I also consult at Washington Middle School. I have been a therapist in a variety of settings for over 20 years. I have worked with all kinds of ages and disabilities. I have been with MCPS for the last three years. When I am not working I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family. 

    If you have any questions about Occupational Therapy please feel free to contact me at mchalmers@mcpsmt.org

    Thanks

     

    What is Occupational Therapy?

    School Occupational Therapists are key contributors within the school education team. We support a student's ability to participate within the daily school activities and support their academic achievement and promote positive behaviors. Generally we support academic and non-acedemic outcomes in the areas of social skills, writing, behavior management, self-help skills, sensory-motor and participation. A student will typically go through an evaluation process and qualify for an IEP and receive services. As a Therapist we work with students, parents, teachers and other staff that are an integral part of a student's day.