Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Occupational Therapy in Educational Contexts Position Statement

2007 - This position statement supports the building on inclusive communities within the belief that all children and young people have the right to equal opportunity when it comes to education in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa adopts the stance that inclusion is not a specific place, service or approach in occupational therapy service delivery but that occupational therapists should work to support inclusion and limit exclusion regardless of the setting. In line with the profession’s belief in child and family-centered practices, OTNZ-WNA supports the right of the parent and child to select the appropriate place of learning.