Occupational therapy

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The team of Occupational Therapists work with children and young people with or without an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) from 0 to 19 years old.

Our clinic and virtual support are available for all children and young people with a Buckinghamshire GP. School support is available for those attending a Buckinghamshire early years or mainstream school setting.

Home equipment is provided for children with a Buckinghamshire address.

Who the service can support

The team support children, young people and their families.

Support is provided for children who face barriers to participation in activities they need or want to do as a result of a physical disability, developmental delay or neurodevelopmental disorders.

How the service is accessed

  • Live sensory webinars can be accessed without a referral needed.
  • Virtual advice lines for educational settings and families can be booked without a referral.
  • Referrals for face to face assessments and for home equipment can be made by GP, educational setting, other health professionals or parents. You can download the referral form from the Bucks healthcare website.

How the service can help

  • Assessment and provision of specialist equipment such as specialist seating, slings, toileting equipment needed to access education
  • Support with problem solving manual handling concerns such as toileting and getting in/out of equipment.
  • Advice on adaptive tools such as specialist cutlery, scissors, writing tools
  • Advice on assistive technology such as switches.
  • Programmes/therapy to support the development of personal care skills such as dressing, eating and toileting.
  • Programmes/therapy to support the development of fine motor, coordination and visual perceptual skills.
  • Advice/support with pain managing and pacing.
  • Transition back to school following surgery
  • Rehabilitation following upper limb surgery
  • Training for school staff, other professionals and parents
  • Contribution to Annual Review, review meetings and multi-professional meetings
  • Liaison with other professional services and agencies
  • Liaison with parents/carers
  • Support with home-school liaison
  • Advice on appropriate equipment, materials and resources to support access and inclusion
  • Written reports as appropriate
  • Telephone and email support

Contact children's occupational therapy

telephone: 01296 831 908

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