Occupational Therapy (OT)
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists defines OT as the provision of support which empowers people to overcome the barriers preventing them from taking part in certain activities or occupations.
For children and young people, OT is particularly targeted at helping those with a physical or learning disability to develop independence in a range of daily activities and practical tasks to ensure they can live their life to their full potential. This may include support around functional activities such as eating, going to the toilet, playing, walking and running, writing, playing games and sports and keeping clean.
The service works with a range of needs including children with Down’s syndrome, physical disabilities, cerebral palsy, dyspraxia, and autism where there are functional concerns, up to age 18.
Summary: ELFT Specialist Children and Young People’s Services have produced lots of useful YouTube videos to help families support their child’s development at home. There are lots of guidance videos from the Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy teams so check it out here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK3uhZWJh8SocdtJVIwt9Fg
Who to contact
- 020 8586 6480
- ELFT - NHS - Occupational Therapy
Where to go
- West Ham Lane Health Centre
84 West Ham Lane
- E14 4PT Get directions
Time / Date Details
- Time of day
- Age Ranges
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Parent / carer referral, professionals. Must be reigstered with a Newham GP.