Occupational therapy provides services for children and young people who are experiencing functional difficulties at school, at home and/or at play. Therapy aims to enable children to improve their ability to function within their everyday lives, to access the national curriculum more effectively and to reduce difficulties associated with an inability to carry out everyday tasks at home, school and play.
Our service aims to:
Promote, develop and provide high quality, efficient, effective, accessible, family-orientated occupational therapy service for children in the community. All interventions are carried out respecting the wishes and feelings of the child or young person and in the context of the family, home, recreational and educational setting.
Interventions may include:
Exploration/assessment of the reasons behind the children’s functional difficulties
Advice or therapy to enable the child to work and play to the best of their ability
Liaison with parents/carers and other professionals regarding support and progress of the child.
Education/training to carers to ensure understanding of and the integration of principals of Occupational Therapy into all relevant aspects of the child’s life.