North Lincolnshire

Our occupational therapists work as part of the wider children’s therapy team to provide occupational therapy to children and young people in North Lincolnshire

Therapy is provided through:

The child development centre

We are based at the child development centre in Scunthorpe where we:

  • See children and young people for assessment
  • Work closely with parents and other professionals to assess and meet  the needs of children who need help in more than one area of their development.

Home visits

For some children, the best way to work out what help is needed is to see them at home. The occupational therapists will assess for specialist equipment and discuss with parents whether adaptations to the family home would help make life easier.

Mainstream schools and nurseries

We will arrange school visits to assess for specialist equipment e.g. chairs, writing equipment, keyboards, and to provide advice and therapy activities, so that children can make the most of their time at nursery or school.

We offer training and support to mainstream school staff so that they can deliver the ‘Madeleine Portwood Programme’. This is a programme of activities to help children with motor co-ordination problems which may be affecting their learning, everyday skills and self esteem. Any child who does not make the expected progress on the programme can be referred for an occupational therapy assessment.

Special schools

St Luke’s special school and St Hugh’s specialist communication and interaction college have a named occupational therapist who visits regularly. The occupational therapist works closely with school staff, parents, speech and language therapists, the nurse in school, and occupational therapists to support children with more complex needs.


Children can be referred to the service by health care professionals or parents/carers.

Children’s occupational therapy referral form (327kb)
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If you have a concern about your child, please talk with your child’s school, health visitor (if not yet at school), GP or contact us directly.

Contact us

Children’s therapy team
Monarch House
Arkwright Way
Queensway Industrial Estate
DN16 1AL
(01724) 203755
Office hours 8.30am to 4.30pm