Occupational Therapy Service, Children's / Paediatric, West Sussex
The paediatric occupational therapy service aims to help children achieve or maintain their maximum level of independence and to develop practical life skills at home and school. The occupational therapy service is able to help and support children who have movement or sensory difficulties that impact on their functional and independence skills
What we do:
- Children would see an occupational therapist if they are having difficulty developing their play and self-care skills. These skills include activities such as dressing and cutlery use or more school based activities such as pencil and scissor skills.
- We work closely with other agencies that are involved with your child and will often carry out joint visits to help ensure an integrated team approach to your child's treatment.
- We provide a service to all children that have a West Sussex GP. We work in a variety of locations, including Child Development Centres, Children and Family Centres, schools, nurseries and children's homes.
- We expect to see children within 18 weeks for an initial assessment. If required, plans for follow up occupational therapy intervention will be discussed and agreed with you.
- Sussex Community NHS Trust occupational therapists have comprehensive statutory and mandatory training completed annually. Continued professional development and competency checks ensure staff offer the best possible advice and treatment for children.
Our users say:
"Our therapist is always very helpful and listens to our concerns regarding our child. She is always kind and caring towards our child" "The session was set at the pace of the child with lots of encouragement"