Children and Young People’s
Occupational Therapy Service
Occupational Therapy (OT) aims to support children and young people in getting the most from their lives and achieving their potential.
The Occupational Therapy service enables children and young people to participate as fully as possible in activities as part of their daily lives. We work with children and young people who have difficulties or a disability which impacts upon their daily participation in activities. Occupational Therapists (OT’s) help children and young people to carry out activities they need or want to do in areas of self care, school work and play. If a child or young person has learning, sensory or physical difficulties, their ability to grow, learn, socialise and play can be compromised.
Our service works with a variety of children and young people between the ages of 0-19 years who have specific difficulties in participating in or completing daily activities.
This area is for all people involved with supporting children and young people. The purpose of this area is to provide you with a variety of helpful information and resources.
We have provided some information for you about just a few of the most common diagnoses and difficulties that children and young people referred to Occupational Therapy may have. The service provided is not based on a diagnosis, but the child/young person’s occupational need.
Our team provide regular parent workshops on 2 topics, Understanding your Childs Sensory Needs and Activities of Daily Living. Depending on your child’s needs and the information on the referral, you may be invited to attend both sessions. These are currently taking place virtually.