Kent OT
Kent OT
Kent OT
KENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

For Children and Young People

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 enabling them to participate in daily life. 

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our support

Working with Children

Daily life is made up of many activities (or occupations) which, 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).

Self-care
  • getting ready to go out
  • eating a meal
  • using the toilet
Being Productive
  • going to nursery or school
  • volunteering 
Leisure
  • playing with friends
  • hobbies
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what to expect

How Does it Work?

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Information gathering

When you make an enquiry about your child, we will ask for the information we need from you either by having a chat on the phone or by email.

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Clear communication

We will clarify the cost for the initial assessment visit.
03.

Pairing you with the best OT

We will then appoint the OT best qualified to help you and arrange a time for the assessment.

04.

We won't keep you waiting

We will aim to offer you an appointment within a couple of weeks of your first contact with us.

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Assessment begins

The OT will come to your home (or your child’s nursery or school) and meet with you (or their teacher) to find out what difficulties your child is experiencing. Often the OT will use an assessment specifically designed for the areas of difficulty that you have told us about.

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Report and recommendations

After the assessment visit, the OT will write a report which will then be sent to you. There will be recommendations in the report which may include follow-up sessions with the OT.

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A network of support

We can liaise with other health care professionals who are involved with helping your child.

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I wanted to take the opportunity to express my gratitute to Sarah Monks!!! She is fantastic!!
mrs p
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EXPERTISE, FLEXIBILITY, & DEDICATION

Why Choose Kent Occupational Therapy?

We're Friendly & Highly Skilled

We are a team of friendly, highly-skilled, experienced and specialist OTs.

we follow up your enquiry quickly

We will ensure that we offer you the earliest available appointment with the therapist best suited to your child’s needs.

We're Flexible

We work our appointments around you and your availability (including weekends).

We are Child-Centred & Client-Focussed

Our philosophy of care is that our clients are at the centre of everything we do. We will always work hard for the best possible outcome.

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our team

Accreditations & Qualifications

All Our
Occupational Therapists

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Are specialists in their field
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Are professional members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT)
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Have degrees in Occupational Therapy
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Are registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
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Are up to date with statutory training and maintain high continued professional development and clinical supervision standards.
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Are all DBS checked
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we offer

Children & Young People Assessments

The Sensory Profile™ Assessment

This assessment measures a child’s responses to sensory events in everyday life. It provides a picture of a child’s sensory processing patterns which is used to analyse how they might be impacting upon a child’s performance in everyday life.

DASH Second Edition (DASH-2)

Detailed Assessment of Speed Handwriting
This assessment is used to help identify children with handwriting difficulties by looking at the speed and legibility of their handwriting.

Movement Assessment Battery For Children

3rd Edition (Movement ABC-2)
This assessment is used to identify children with developmental coordination disorder, this assessment describes and guides treatment of motor impairment.

Seating/mobility Equipment Assessment

This assessment is used to make sure your child is comfortable, safe, and that the equipment they are using is meeting their needs. We work closely with a local mobility and equipment supplier, Cinque Ports Mobility and Healthcare.

EHCP

Educational & Health Care Plan
We can provide an occupational therapy assessment as part of the required evidence for an EHCP. We can provide occupational therapy where this need has been identified within an EHCP.

Test of Visual Perceptual Skills 4th Edition (TVPS-4)

The TVPS is a standardised assessment to determine visual-perceptual strengths and weaknesses.

VMI Assessment Visual-Motor Integration

This assessment helps assess the extent to which individuals can integrate their visual and motor abilities.

Functional Assessment

This assessment will look at how your child is managing their activities at home or in the school or nursery environment.

Interoception Awareness Assessment

Interoception awareness is the process of understanding and acting on internal sensations from your body, eg. the ability to sense hunger and thirst, helping you to develop self awareness and self regulation.
FIND OUT MORE

Other assessments are available. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

full service support

Other Services

Despite our name, we don’t just have occupational therapists working with us! We offer other therapies such as physiotherapy and music therapy.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for children uses play, activities, and exercise to help children reach their full physical potential. We are pleased to have physiotherapists in our team who can work with children and young people to help them to reach their full potential.

Music Therapy

We have music therapists as part of our team. Music therapy helps people of all ages and abilities and at all stages of life who may have been affected by injury, illness, or disability. The music therapist will get to know you and will help you to explore and connect with the world and express yourself in your own way through music.
Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

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