Request for Assistance
A request for assistance from Paediatric Occupational Therapy for a child can be made via a number of avenues.
Request for Assistance Via Health Professional
This can be made by via a child's Doctor, Health Visitor, Nurse, Physiotherapist or Speech Therapist following the required guidance, and with consent from parents/ carers.
Request for Assistance Via Education
This can be made by via a child's class teacher, support for learning teacher, head teacher etc, following the required guidance, nursery, primary and secondary questionnaires and documentation, with consent from parents/ carers.
Parents/ Carers Request for Assistance
Alternatively, parents/ carers can contact the service directly and a parents and carers guide has been developed to offer further information and guidance.
Contact can be made via;
on 01896 826033, or
NB an occupational therapist will respond to this request within 5 working days.
There are several ways in which support might be offered, which include;
- Providing reassurance, advice and support
- Providing information e.g activity resources, parent/ carer workshops/ health promotion etc.
- Signposting to other services/ Community resources/ etc
- Occupational Therapy assessment.