MS. LOVEJOY

Ms. Lovejoy               pic

 2017-18

My name is Alison Lovejoy. Welcome to my occupational therapy webpage. I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for the district. As a COTA, I work collaboratively with Karen Ouellette, Occupational Therapist at South School. This is my eighth year working at South School. I began working for the Londonderry School District in 2000. I have worked at Matthew Thornton, North School and Londonderry High School providing occupational therapy services to students.  I received a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from American University 1982 and completed my Associates Degree in science for occupational therapy in 1999. I am a certified yoga teacher for adults and children which expands my knowledge of techniques to faciliate motor planning, regulation and attention with students receiving occupational therapy. Each students' job in school is to grow and learn to the best of their innate abilities.  Occupational Therapy helps students learn about their specific learning style and to learn strategies to increase their success in all areas of their life. In general, the role of an occupational therapist in the school system is to help students' experience a ready to learn mental and physical state so they may learn with ease.   A team approach is used when deciding how a student will be serviced by an OT based on evaluation results from various disciplines as well as input from teachers and parents.    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at a-lovejoy@londonderry.org or you may call me at 432-6956 X 5135.