We offer occupational therapy (OT) assessments and sessions to help children take part as fully as possible in everyday family and school life.
Where appropriate to meet the child’s needs, we can also offer sensory integration therapy which can include Rebound (trampoline) and/or Swing therapy.
Who is this service for?
Our occupational therapy sessions (see below) are suitable for children aged 2-12 who have movement disorders due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury or global development delay.
Assessing how best to help your child
We offer two types of help to meet the OT needs of your child:
We invite you to bring your child to an OT assessment at our Centre. The assessment takes an hour.
Our paediatric occupational therapist will ask your child to do various actions and activities and see how they do them and what presents difficulties. She may then suggest:
- alternative ways of doing things and/or
- equipment or adaptations that can help.
She will collate this into a formal summary report, which you can use for an Education Health and Care Plan.
After the assessment and report, we may offer an initial block of group OT sessions at CPotential.
How can occupational therapy help my child?
Our tailored OT approach can help your child learn ways to manage everyday tasks such as eating, toileting, dressing and self-care. 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.