Pioneer Central Schools

Welcome to the Occupational & Physical Therapy Department Web Page

  • Occupational Therapy

    The Art of Living

    Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) work with a variety of students in order to promote and improve their ability to engage in functional activites in school, at home, and in the community. Occupational Therapy practitioners focus on academic and non-academic skills including hand writing, physical, cognitive, social, self-care, sensory needs, prevocational/vocational participation, and more.


    For more information about Occupational Therapy, please visit What Parents Need to Know About School-Based Occupational Therapy and The American Occupational Therapy Association's Information Page about OT and Children and Adolescents.


    finger painting -Sensory Integrationhandwriting -Fine Motor Skills       
      dresssing -Dressingwork-Work Skills


    Physical Therapy

    The Art of Movement

    Physical Therapists (PTs) work with students with all levels of ability to assist in developing, restoring and improving mobility which will improve his or hers quality of life. Physical therapy also promotes activity and participation, increasing functional independence, improving strength and endurance, seating and positioning, assistive devices training, facilitating motor development and mobility, and easing the challenges of daily caregiving.


    balancing -Balancecoordintion -Motor Coordination  
    strengthening-StrengtheningBRAIN GYM -Brain Gym


    For more information about Physical Therapy, please visit The American Physical Therapy Association's Web Site.

  • Contact Us:

    Lori Walczyk, OTR/L

    716-492-9300 Ext: 1584 (High School) or 4063 (Delevan Elementary)


    Michelle Breen, OTR/L

    716-492-9300 Ext: 2216 (Middle School) or 3044 (Arcade Elementary)


    Melissa Rhodus, OTR/L

    716-492-9300 Ext: 3044 (Arcade Elementary) or 2216 (Middle School)


    Connie Roll, COTA

    716-492-9300 Ext: 3044 (Arcade Elementary)


    Pam Griffith, COTA

    716-492-9300 Ext: 4063 (Delevan Elementary)


    Donna Damude, OTA

    716-492-9300 Ext: 4063 (Delevan Elementary) or 1584 (High School)


    Jodi Wangelin-Koch, COTA

    716-492-9300 Ext: 2216 (Middle School) or 3044 (Arcade Elementary)


    Heather Holland, MS, PT

    716-492-9300 Ext: 1584 (High School)


    Cindy Sampson, PT

    716-492-9300 Ext: 2216 (Middle School) or 3044 (Arcade Elementary)


    Beth Scheffler, PT

    716-492-9300 Ext: 1584 (High School) or 4063 (Delevan Elementary)


    Web page updated by:
    Cailyn Sullivan, D'Youville College Occupational Therapist Student

Last Modified on December 4, 2014