Occupational Therapy Team

What We Do

The goal of Occupational Therapy (OT) is to enable young people to participate in daily life to improve their health and wellbeing at home and in school.
Daily life for everyone is made up of many activities or occupations for children or young people can include;

  • Self-care (getting ready to go out, eating a meal, using the toilet).
  • Being productive (going to nursery or school, or volunteering)
  • Leisure – playing with friends or doing hobbies.

Occupational Therapists are key partners for schools/local authorities where they can:

  • Work with the child, parents, care workers and teachers to find solutions to minimise the difficulties children face, helping them get the most from life
  • Provide assessment, including screening or more specific assessment of individuals to determine specific need and strategies to support development.
  • Adapt and adjust environments to improve functional performance and manage sensory processing needs
  • Provide support and advice for daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, cooking, working and learning, anxiety management and relaxation
  • Provide intervention in the most appropriate context relative to need
  • Provide workforce development, including training, coaching and modelling support for other adults.
  • Support good practice in the classroom.
  • Support educational target setting and evaluation
  • Input to formal assessment processes for children who have long-term SLCN and who may need a statement of special educational needs.

About the team:

We have two qualified Occupational Therapists allocated to the Hub.

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