Children's Therapy Services - Occupational Therapy
Our Occupational Therapists support babies, children and young people who have conditions which affect their physical and functional development.
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What does your service do?
We work with children who have neurological, developmental, and orthopaedic conditions who may also have complex long-term medical, social and learning needs. The focus is on maximising a child or young person's physical ability within their everyday activities at home, in education and in their community.
Occupational therapists work together with Physiotherapists to achieve the outcomes outlined here.
Occupational therapists tend to work more on the practical activities of your child's daily living such as bathing; toileting; attention and concentration; school work and handwriting; hand eye coordination and visual perception.
The team identify the best combination of activities and equipment (such as seating), for your child. Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists also work with Speech and Language Therapists on aspects of feeding. Occupational Therapists will see some children individually.
The first point of contact is your child's therapist or you can contact Therapy Services at The Gem Centre on the telephone number provided. We will have a service email address soon and your therapists will give you their individual contact details.
The Gem Centre
Tel: 01902 446290 / 446302
Fax: 01902 446280
The Service is open from 8.30am until 4.30pm Monday - Friday.