Children's Occupational Therapy

The Children’s Occupational Therapy service are a team of  Occupational Therapists and a clinical care assistant who provide Occupational Therapy support to children and young people across the North Kirklees area. We are based at the Child Development Centre on the grounds of Dewsbury and District Hospital.

Occupational therapy can help children grow, learn, have fun, socialise and play so they can develop, and support them to reach their full potential.

We provide a child centred, family orientated approach and will see children in a variety of settings most appropriate to them. We enable the child to reach their maximum developmental potential and gain independence in performing daily living activities.

We provide support with:

  • Self-care, leisure and productivity including dressing, feeding, play, access to the community and nurseries/schools
  • Working with parents, carers and families to maximise the child's potential
  • Specialist advice to families and schools
  • Advising and educating parents, carers and schools
  • Completion of My Support Plans and Educational Health Care plans following an assessment
  • Specialist assessments which could include equipment, functional, pencil and perceptual skills
  • Work alongside and closely with other professionals including, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, educational staff and other outside agencies (Wheelchair services and Adaptations service)
  • Signpost to appropriate services or information that will be useful in supporting your child's development

What Our Patients Say

Patients are regularly asked about their experience. Locala respects the privacy of our patients and their carers and is committed to listening to a diverse population. Therefore our surveys are anonymous and include equality and diversity questions for monitoring purposes only.

Thank you so much for the phone call yesterday.  I really appreciate everything that you have done for the patient and I thank you for keeping track of him with his transition to the High School. Thank you.

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