What do we do?
Occupational therapists will tailor support to meet each child’s needs. This may include:
- Individual advice or a suggested programme of activities for home / school e.g. to help a child learn to dress themselves
- Assessment for specialist equipment e.g. seating, hoists, writing equipment
- Advice on how best to position and handle a child
- Advice on how to adapt the children’s environment at home and at school to support their care and independence e.g. using the bathroom, joining in lessons. We work closely with our colleagues in the Community Team. They may provide specific training for families and school staff on how best to help and individual child or young person.
Occupational therapists will always try to work in partnership with the children and young people themselves, their families and any other professionals involved.