They will look at any physical, sensory, cognitive, perceptual and developmental needs that may affect the ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADLs), with the aim of promoting or facilitating independence in all aspects of everyday life.
Occupational therapy interventions can help in the following areas:
- Functional assessments and interventions including self-care, developmental, play, leisure, school or work
- Assessment for equipment such as bathing equipment, wheelchair or specialist buggies
- Management of symptoms affecting independence i.e. fatigue, anxiety or breathlessness
- Neurological assessments including cognitive and perceptual, upper limb and coordination interventions
- Onward referrals to local and community services for ongoing Occupational Therapy input and equipment needs at home
Children and young people can be referred to Occupational Therapy from 8am-4pm on Mondays-Fridays (excluding public holidays) by calling 020 8661 3090. All referrals will be prioritised according to clinical need, as determined by the occupational therapist.