North East Lincolnshire
Our occupational therapists see children in North East Lincolnshire with a wide variety of conditions which affect their functional skills and independence.
What do we do?
We work closely with the child or young person, their family and other professionals involved, including those at the child development centre. We offer specialist assessment and advice and a range of interventions including:
- Individual advice and therapy programmes for parents and nursery or school staff to carry out e.g. to help a child learn to dress or feed themselves, to improve handwriting, to improve sensory integration
- Expertise in the provision of specialist equipment to support children with physical disabilities in all aspects of their life e.g. seating, hoists, splints
- Expertise in adapting the children’s environments at home and at school to support their care and independence e.g. getting up stairs, using the bathroom, participating in lessons
- A motor skills programme, delivered through school staff, to support children with motor co-ordination problems.
Our involvement can extend across home and school and involve liaison with a wide variety of other professionals including the home improvement team, children’s services, paediatricians, school staff and orthotics.
Patient information leaflet
A universal programme for paediatric occupational therapy department (410kb)
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