Children's Occupational Therapy

Children's Occupational Therapy

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Children's Occupational Therapy

Providing assessments, advice and individual and group treatment for children with social communication disorders, arousal states such as ADHD, and difficulties with co-ordination, sensory processing and fine motor skills.

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0300 1310 111 

About This Service

Eligibility criteria

Children and young people (up to 19) who are in full-time education and registered with a GP in the NHS Mid Essex area (excluding Halstead) or attend a special school inside the area.

Service details

We use a family-centred approach to occupational therapy to enable children to function, develop and enjoy all aspects of their lives to their fullest capacity.

We offer a range of occupational therapy assessments, advice and individual and group treatment.

Children are seen for the following reasons:

  • Social communication disorders.
  • Co-ordination difficulties.
  • Sensory processing difficulties and arousal states, such as ADHD.
  • Fine motor and writing difficulties.

We can offer the following treatment and interventions:

  • 24-hour postural management advice and procurement of equipment for children with long-term conditions, neuro-developmental and musculo-skeletal conditions.
  • Support to children post-surgery, after Botox and with palliative-care needs.
  • Upper-limb splinting.
  • Access and inclusion advice in all environments.

Specialist school motor assessments are carried out jointly with the Physiotherapy Service.

Our team includes qualified occupational therapists and nursery nurses.

All children are seen within 18 weeks and prioritised according to clinical need and age, with pre-school children taking precedence due to their greater potential for rehabilitation.

Service Delivery

Assessments take place at a variety of locations, such as Moulsham Grange, schools, children’s centres, nurseries, clinics or your child’s home.

Group treatments take place at a variety of locations nearest to your child’s home or school.

Our service runs Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm.

Referral porcess

Your child must be referred by a healthcare professional, such as a community or acute paediatrician, GP, health visitor or education staff.

If your child lives out of area but attends a special school within our area, they may be seen at school premises.

Customer surveys for this service

Date of Survey 18 April 2016 – 9 June 2016

How many people responded – 38

Here’s what service user’s told us

100% said they would recommend the service to friend’s family if they needed similar care or treatment.

100% said that the Occupational therapist explained the reasons for any action in a way they could understand.

100% said that if they had important questions to ask the got answers they could understand.

97.22% told us that they were involved as much as they wanted to be in decisions about their child’s care and treatment.

100% told us they felt they had been treated sensitively with kindness and consideration for their needs.

100% said that they felt they were treated with respect and dignity by the Occupational therapy team.

When & Where

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  • Resolve your problems or concerns
  • Provide advice and support
  • Answer your questions
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