Children's Occupational Therapy Service Greenwich

The Children’s Occupational Therapy Team provides specialist care and support for children aged 0-19 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. OTs 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.

The service supports young adults up to 25 years when they have an Education, Health and Care Plan in place.

How to access this service

Greenwich Children's Occupational Therapy Service has an open access policy for children under 5 which includes self referral via our drop in assessment and clinic sessions. Download the timetable to find out the location, dates and times of these clinics. To be eligible you will need to have a Greenwich GP.

Please be aware, that because the drop in sessions offer a screening/assessment, there is a limited number of children a therapist can see (6 in any one clinic session). If the slots are full, the team will advise you on alternative sessions.

Please note that due to Children's Centre Closures, there will not be a drop in session on the following dates:
Thursday 21 and 28 December 2017 - Eglinton.

For older children (5 and over), you may self refer, using this referral form. Please return the form by post, email or fax to our SPA Team.

Download our frequently asked questions about this service.

Locations

Categories

  • Community health services (children)

Services provided

  • Occupational therapy

Related Information

Public phone number:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5pm
Please call our Single Point of Access (SPA) team on 020 8836 8621

Fax number:

020 8319 3336

Email address:

oxl-tr.childrenstherapies@nhs.net

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