Kent Occupational Therapy for children and young people

Why Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy can help babies, infants, children and young people grow, learn, have fun, socialise and play so that they can develop, thrive and reach their full potential.

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, or volunteering) and leisure - playing with friends or doing hobbies.

The Royal College of Occupational Therapy

How Can Kent Occupational Therapy Help you?

We can provide Occupational Therapy in the home, nursery, school or college environment  in the following areas:

  • Sensory Profile™ Assessment
  • Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) where there is an Occupational Therapy need identified
  • Self care – tasks can include; feeding, dressing, washing and grooming.
  • Handwriting – pre writing skills, letter formation, pencil grip, fluency and alternatives to writing.
  • Visual perception – this is the brain’s ability to understand and interpret what we can see and is important for everyday skills such as reading, writing, completing puzzles, and finding a certain toy in the toy box.
  • Motor Coordination skills
  • Upper limb and fine motor skills
  • Seating and postural management
  • Organisational skills –getting prepared for the day, or to partake in a specific task such as making a snack.
  • Advice for adaptations to homes, schools and nurseries
  • Equipment assessments – this can include seating, specialist beds and sleep systems, as well as smaller aids to help with independence within the home and school environments, for example different cutlery, pencil grips, scissors …….. and many more.
  • Getting out and about within the local community

We can set up and/or carry out individual programs to work towards  specific goals,  working with teachers and support staff to incorporate Occupational Therapy into your child’s daily routine.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any other areas not mentioned in the above list as we may be able to help.

Testimonials

‘Claire works well with our team. Thank you for all that she is doing with the students she is working with. She is invaluable!’

Managing Director, Brogdale CIC

‘I am really pleased with the recent work Chloe has been doing with J. Occupational Therapy has been recommended for some time but J has never felt able to engage with it until now! Some real progress has been made!’

SENCo of a 6th form college.

‘I am so happy with Claire’s input because of how my child talks about the weekly Occupational Therapy sessions at school. Reading the weekly feedback reports has made me even happier as Claire had clearly got to know him so well. I am so glad I managed to get him the help that was needed from you! I am really looking forward to Claire working with him again after the school holidays. Thank you!’

Mother of a 6 year old with sensory needs.

Please contact us for further information and prices