Sensory Occupational Therapy Service

Service Overview

The Sensory Occupational Therapy team works with children whose sensory needs make day-to-day tasks more difficult. We work closely with education and health to make sure the adults working with children and young people have the skills they need to recognise their sensory needs. We work alongside other professionals to adapt environments and put strategies in place to meet sensory needs. This helps to support a calm environment, encourage attention, participation and independence.

We offer:

An evidence-based pathway of care.

Stage 1:

  • Website resources for parents/carers, nurseries and school.
  • Training for parents/carers.
  • Training for nurseries and schools.
  • Consultation meetings.

Stage 2:

  • Individual assessment and sensory-based interventions.

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.

"Best OT experience in 17 years. Knowledgeable, friendly and huge amount of experience. Lots of help in identifying what helps already and also planning to tweak to improve. Gave me both confidence in what I do as a parent for sensory input for my son and helping design an age appropriate sensory diet for an older teen."

(Parent, 2020)

"When my son was first referred to Victoria I wasn't sure what to expect. My son had a number of sensory issues from not being able to wear certain clothes and textures, a limited diet, sleep problems and dislike of certain noises to name a few things.

Victoria has observed him at home, pre school and in clinic and has provided a fantastic service. She recomended various types of equipment to help him and designed a sensory diet to help with proprioception input.

She has also provided help with sleep problems and given advice on how to expand his diet as well as being involved in his EHCP reviews and school transfer.

We are very grateful for her help and expertise which has helped my son and myself no end."

(Parent, 2020)

"I would like to say how very grateful we are for the amazing, outstanding work and support Victoria has done to support my child. Not only in school but for us at home as parents. She is such a caring professional who has gone above and beyond to ensure they have everything needed to support them to reach their full potential and to enable their sensory needs to be met."

(Parent, 2021)

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