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Children's Occupational Therapy

Service summary

We are a team of qualified Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants who provide a child centred, family orientated approach.  We work with children who have a physical, functional or coordination difficulty that impacts on their activities of daily living at home or at school (for example dressing, writing, playing, eating).

We enable the child to reach their maximum developmental potential and gain independence in performing daily living activities by linking closely with families and other professionals.

What we do

We work in a variety of ways depending on the needs of the child. Our input may include any of the following:

  • working with parents, carers and families to manage their child’s condition
  • providing specialist functional assessments
  • assessing specialist equipment needs at home and in school
  • training others to carry out specific interventions
  • providing treatment programmes for functional problems
  • providing specialist advice to families and schools
  • providing therapy either individually or in groups
  • advising, training and educating parents, carers, schools and other healthcare professionals
  • providing written reports for statutory educational assessments

Where

Depending on the needs and age of the child, we work in a variety of settings including:

  • Home
  • School
  • Pre school setting
  • Child Development Centre
  • Children’s Therapy Department
  • Hospital 

Please Click Here to view the Occupational Therapy Advice Sheet

Please Click Here to view the Occupational Therapy Sensory Integration Advice and Strategy Leaflet 

Useful links

 

www.hemihelp.org.uk a UK based charity for people with a hemiplegia and their families.
http://www.disabledgo.com/
www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk  a UK based charity supporting children, families and adults with dyspraxia.
www.scope.org.uk a UK disability organisation whose focus is on people with cerebral palsy.
www.muscular-dystrophy.org a UK based charity focussing on all muscle diseases.
www.ccaa.org.uk for children with arthritis.
www.cafamily.org.uk a UK charity for families with disabled children.
www.hpc-uk.org Health Professions Council. Regulatory body
www.cot.co.uk  Professional Body for Occupational Therapy
www.arc.org.uk - Arthritis research campaign (ARC)
www.cftrust.org.uk - Cystic Fibrosis Trust
www.asbah.org.uk - Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
www.mencap.org.uk – Mencap

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