The Occupational Therapy service offers assessment, treatment and consultation to children and young people who are not able to carry out everyday activities due to illness, delayed development or disability.
Occupational therapists can help babies, children and young people who may need support and advice. The service works with the children and their families to enable the child or young person to participate in daily activities to improve their health, independence and wellbeing. The activities could include self-care (dressing, eating a meal, using the toilet, making a simple meal), being productive (participating in activities and routines at nursery or school, or volunteering), and leisure (playing with friends, doing sports or hobbies).
Occupational therapists will support the child or young person, their family and other relevant people such as teachers, to evaluate challenges and strengths in doing daily activities. This service usually occurs within the child’s natural environment (home, school or other relevant community settings), although specialist assessments may also take place in a clinic.
For more information, email the service childrenOT@nhs.net
We operate an open referral system. Please use the referral form in the right hand panel.
Please return completed form and any relevant reports to:
West Ham Lane Health Centre
84 West Ham Lane
Referrals can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Occupational therapy (OT) treatment can help children and young people who have a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives.
The Occupational Therapy Service provides therapy, advice, equipment and adaptations for children who have disabilities or difficulties with everyday tasks. The service is based at West Ham Lane Health Centre.
Occupational therapists are specially trained to assess and provide advice and intervention for children with any disability and children who experience difficulties with everyday tasks at home, school and at play.
Occupational therapists assist with:
- specialist equipment
- home adaptations
- development of play and personal care skills
- splinting for chronic conditions
- coordination and fine motor skills development
- sensory processing and integration
- school advice to accommodate the child’s needs.
Occupational Therapy can help children with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
Following an assessment of the child’s needs, input is given in the form of programmes, therapy sessions, group sessions, equipment and adaptation provision, guidance to schools and working together with other relevant services to meet the child’s needs