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Occupational Therapy

Child in Occupational Therapy at CPotential

Occupational Therapy supports children to overcome barriers that prevent them from doing the activities (occupations) that matter to them and make up everyday life. This includes feeding, play and dressing, attending nursery or school.  Assessments and sessions are individually tailored to engage, motivate and support children who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems.

We can offer virtual or remote sessions at our Centre.

Who is Occupational Therapy suitable for?

Babies and children aged from 0 to 18 years old with a primary movement disorder, due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, global development delay or other neurological disorders.

If you are uncertain if we can help you or your child, please do still get in touch.

How can Occupational Therapy help my child?

Occupational Therapy provides support for physical, sensory or cognitive problems that prevent children and young people from participating in the activities of everyday life. We will identify strengths and difficulties your child may have in activities such as in dressing, feeding, play and learning at school and will help you work out practical solutions.

Through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, children can develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living.

Here are examples of the tasks and skills we might focus on:

  • Self-care routines like getting dressed, toileting, eating.
  • School ready skills: for example, handwriting, using scissors
  • Using your hands to play with different toys.
  • Concentrating and focusing on activities and learning

We will tailor the best package for you and your child, which will help to boost confidence and improve independence.  Packages can include Intensive rehabilitation blocks, Weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions.

Types of Occupational Therapy intervention

Sensory Integration Therapy:  Our occupational therapist is qualified as a Sensory integration practitioner and has used sensory-based strategies extensively. We have a fully equipped sensory integration room for session at CPotential. This approach uses child-led play to challenge movement, balance and coordination and give structured exposure to different sensory inputs such as sounds, vision and touch.    It can positively influence your child’s attention, co-ordination, social participation and behaviour, leading to improvements at home, at school and better engagement in the wider community.

Goal orientated performance-based intervention: Works collaboratively to find goals that motivate children to engage in therapy. Goals are to work towards developing their motor skills and ability to participate in everyday activities and play. Strategies can include talking through activities for the child to understand how to develop their skills, asking questions (rather than giving the child an answer) to support the child to problem solve and work out how to complete tasks themselves and breaking down activities into small incremental steps for the child to learn incrementally with practice.

  • Upper limb (Hand skills): bimanual skills using two hands together, using your hands in everyday activities like getting dressed and Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) – find out more about CIMT and Upper Limb Therapy
  • Feeding: specialised interventions for ‘fussy eaters’ and skill-based work to develop feeding and eating skills for children with motor disorders.
  • Parent education sessions on key areas of occupation including feeding, toileting and sleep.

How much is Occupational Therapy?

See baseline fees here.

There is a fee of £45 for an initial assessment to access all CPotential services.

How do I book an Occupational Therapy session?

Please complete our form below and we’ll be in touch soon to arrange an initial assessment.

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