Occupational therapy treatment focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives and so see children who are experiencing difficulty with everyday tasks due to physical and developmental difficulties.
Our occupational therapists are highly experienced in assessing and treating babies, children and young people with a range of disabilities and difficulties at home and at school. They will work closely with you and your child to achieve their optimum independence with the skills needed for daily life.
Some of the underlying skills needed for daily independence that our occupational therapists can treat include, but are not limited to:
Fine motor skills:
This describes the co-ordination of the muscles of the arm and small muscles of the hand to perform tasks such as writing, dressing and playing with small manipulative toys.
These are how your child processes and organises sensory information (e.g. sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, etc.) and responds to this input (seen in their emotional reactions and behaviour).
This describes how your child interprets and organises visual information.
These are personal skills such as dressing and feeding.
We can advise on how to develop a child or young person's underlying skills, use practical techniques to learn tasks and recommend equipment/aids and adaptations to the environment where needed. We work with children in a variety of settings most appropriate to the child's needs, for example at home, school/nursery or at a clinic.