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We offer occupational therapy (OT) assessments and sessions to help children participate as fully as possible in everyday family and school life. 

Where appropriate to meet the child’s needs, we may also offer sensory integration input. 

 

How can occupational therapy help my child?

Occupational therapy is all about improving a person’s ability to manage everyday tasks if they are having difficulties. This could be help with ways to get about and with feeding, toileting, dressing and self-care.

An occupational therapist can offer alternative ways of doing things and/or recommend equipment or adaptations that can help.

Who is this service for?

Our occupational therapy assessments and sessions are suitable for children aged 0-18 who have any of the following conditions:

  • cerebral palsy
  • acquired brain injury
  • global development delay
  • dyspraxia
  • learning difficulties, e.g difficulties with attention or keeping focussed
  • sensory processing disorder
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • social, emotional or behavioural difficulties.

 

Assessing how best to help your child

We offer three types of service (see the tabs at the bottom of this page):

  • Blue Package
  • Red Package
  • Purple Package

Occupational therapy sessions

We can offer you ongoing one-to-one OT sessions with your child once a week at our Centre.  If your child requires it, we will provide sensory integration as part of the session.

 

What happens at the sessions

During the session, our occupational therapist will engage your child in actitivities, which will support their development both at home and school. She may use structured games, toys and OT equipment tailored to meet your child’s needs and help them increase their potential and independence.

She will also show you how you can support your child’s skills at home. This could be help with:

  • fine motor skills needed for tasks like tying shoe laces, fastening buttons, using cutlery
  • gross motor skills so they can coordinate their arms or legs to help with sitting or standing.

 

Cost of OT sessions

We offer an initial block of six 1-hour sessions. The sessions cost £60 per session (i.e. £360 for the block), payable in advance.