Integrated Therapiesexleas_logo

Occupational Therapy

Helping children develop and thrive – It’s important for babies, infants, children and young people to grow, learn, have fun, socialise and play so they can develop, thrive and reach their full potential.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy enables people to participate in daily life to improve their health and wellbeing. Daily life is made up of many activities (or occupations).

Occupations for children or young people may include self-care (getting ready to go out, eating a meal, using the toilet), being productive (going to nursery or school), and leisure (playing with friends or doing hobbies).

Who do Occupational Therapists help?

Occupational therapists help babies, children and young people who may need support and advice if they are not able to do occupations due to illness, disability, family circumstances, or as a result of changes in their lives as they get older.

They may also provide advice on specific equipment to support development and participation, such as specialist seating.

If you require home adaptations or equipment, other than seating, please contact the Greenwich Council Occupational Therapists at the Woolwich Centre on 0208 921 2304.

If your child requires more specific support with their mental health, please contact CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Further information

Occupational Therapy services for children and young people – leaflet from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Royal College of Occupational Therapists – www.RCOT.co.uk

Use the links below to access the relevant Occupational Therapy service:

Early Years

Occupational Therapy for children aged under 5 years

Click here

School Years

Occupational Therapy for children aged 5-19 Years

Click here

Special Schools

Occupational Therapy for children that attend a Special School

Click here

External Website Links

Useful websites for further reading

Click here