What is Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational Therapy is a client centred health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.

(World Federation of Occupational Therapy 2012)

Children’s Occupational Therapy is focused on how the child manages their everyday activities of play, learning and self-care (feeding, dressing, toileting) in essence their “occupation”. The aim of Children’s Occupational Therapy is to support and enhance the child’s participation in these activities to the best of their ability at home, school and with in their wider community. Children’s Occupational Therapy strives to enable each child experience a sense of accomplishment and success in their activities of daily living , fostering a sense of well-being and positive self-worth.

We provide assessment and support for children and adolescents with various diagnosis such as;

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Dyspraxia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Attention Disorders (ADD, ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Neurological Conditions (Cerebral Palsy, Various Syndromes etc.)
  • Learning Difficulties

We also provide assessment and support for children and adolescents who do not have a diagnosis but may be experiencing functional difficulties in their daily life, e.g. dressing, handwriting, coordination, organisational skills, attention and play skills.