Children's Occupational Therapy Service

Advice and Guidance: Children's OT

The Children’s Occupational Therapy service provides specialist care to help children and young people (aged 0-18 years) who experience difficulties carrying out everyday tasks gain maximum independence in their daily play, leisure and school activities.

The service offers individual assessment, promotes social inclusion and maximises the child’s ability to reach their full potential in all areas of their daily activities.

Occupational Therapy enables children and young people to participate as fully as possible in activities as part of their daily lives. Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with children and young people who have difficulties or a disability which impacts upon their daily participation in activities. OTs 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.

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