Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy staff can provide assessment and advice around equipment for home and school, splinting and activities of daily living. This is achieved through close liaison with parents, school, Social Care and Wheelchair Services.

The OT can provide assessment and advice on:

  • equipment for home and school including; seating, buggy/wheelchair, eating drinking, toilet system, bathing, car seats and computer access switches etc
  • hand splints, these may be individually moulded or ready made.  They are used to prevent deformity or to hold the hand in a more functional position
  • activities of daily living such as eating drinking, personal care.  By looking at hand function, perception and sensory skills and providing programmes of activities for use at home and school

This is done through liaison with school, Social Services and Wheelchair Services.