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Paediatric Occupational Therapy

  • We work with children who have a long term health need, disability or delay in their development.
  • We assess, advise and work with these children and their families to help the child become as independent as possible.
  • We help to maximise that child's potential and promote abilities in self care, play, leisure and education.
  • We liase with other professionals involved with the child to produce a comprehensive integrated plan of care.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Denise Jones
Contact Position
Therapy Service Lead
Telephone
01642 624895

Local Offer

Description

Occupational therapists assess a child's ability in relation to their movement, co-ordination, handwriting, ability to plan movement and in all activities of daily living such as dressing, feeding, toileting, etc.

They work in collaboration with physiotherapists to improve these movement skills following assessment.

This is done using advice, individual therapy using play and in group sessions targeted for children with specific movement and co-ordination disorders.

We work in schools, nurseries and home environments.

Occupational therapists assess for a wide range of equipment to meet health needs such as special seating for classrooms in schools or hoists for those children who cannot transfer independently.

We work alongside physiotherapists to and wheelchair services to to ensure the child's mobility needs and postural need are met.

We work alongside our occupational therapy colleagues from social services to ensure the child's needs are met both at home and at school.

We signpost the child and their family to other services and professionals.

Eligibility: Any child aged 0 to 19 who has an identified ongoing health need which causes a limitation to that child's abilities and therefore limits their function.

Contact Name
Denise Jones
Contact Telephone
01642 624895
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary
Primary
Early Years
Transition to Adulthood
SEN Provision Type
Specialist

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