Our occupational therapists (OT) work with children who have difficulties with the practical and functional skills necessary for their everyday life and to enable the child to be as physically and functionally independent as possible.

We work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing assessments in the home, nursery and school along with strategies and advice to help your child be as independent as possible. Where appropriate we provide treatment sessions, assessments for equipment provision, and upper limb splints. We also support the child's transition into nursery, school and adult services.

The children that we assess and treat may include those with the following:

  • motor co-ordination difficulties
  • visual motor integration difficulties (the ability to combine the understanding of what is seen with fine motor/pencil skills) 
  • visual perceptual difficulties (the ability to recognise, interpret and understand what is seen).
  • sensory processing difficulties
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD)
  • complex/moderate/mild physical disabilitiesdevelopmental delay

These children may have difficulties in the following areas:

  • activities of daily living (e.g. washing, dressing, toileting, eating sleeping)
  • gross and fine motor co-ordination skills (e.g. handwriting, scissor skills, two handed skills, throwing/catching, balancing)
  • concentration/attention

Children must have three or more areas of difficulty to be referred to our team.