Tips from the Occupational Therapy Team via Zoom
Matt Dawes, Team Lead for SEN OTs and colleagues from Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy will join us with a presentation and offer space for questions.
Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy (CYPOT) works collaboratively with children and young people (0-18 years old), their families and school communities to enable children/young people to achieve their potential.
We provide a range of interventions, including direct and indirect, and group sessions in clinic, school/nursery, or home. We also offer parent education sessions to support parents to use recommendations and strategies as part of their child’s daily routines.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) may see a child or young person who requires help with:
- developing the skills needed to participate in self-care tasks (e.g. tooth brushing, toileting, washing, dressing, eating)
- participating in learning tasks (e.g. writing, using scissors, selecting and organising tools/belongings)
- positioning and posture to support participation in everyday activities
- accessing play/leisure resources and physical access – this may include supporting a child with motor coordination difficulties
- upper limb management for children and young people with neurological conditionsments