The Occupational Therapist will look at 3 main performance areas:
- Self-care skills – e.g. washing, dressing, eating/drinking
- Play and Leisure - how a child plays, their range of play, use of community activities
- Productivity - this includes practical school tasks, for example, moving around the school, handling equipment and being able to physically access the national curriculum
Service provision models in Children’s OT include:
- Direct therapy - intervention individually or in a group based on individual needs/identified goals
- Monitoring - treatment plan, developed by the occupational therapist, implemented by others, such as teaching assistants or parents.
- The occupational therapist will remain responsible for the outcome of the plan and reviews progress.
- Consultation - the occupational therapist uses their expertise to enable others to address issues, but the OT is not directly responsible for the outcome
The service accepts medical referrals for children from 0 to 16 years of age for children who attend mainstream school with a physical disability or difficulty.