Occupational Therapists work with children who have disabilities to help them maximise their potential towards independence. They work in partnership with parents, carers, school staff and other therapists to develop and maintain a child’s ability to perform everyday tasks both at home and at school.
OT assessments enable them to identify areas in which the child needs help and from this they are able to offer advice and ideas.
This may involve:
- Looking at ways of adapting specific tasks
- Providing specialist equipment
- Setting up activity programmes
- Liaising with other agencies
Occupational Therapy teams visit the school frequently to best support our pupils.
Physiotherapists provide specialist assessment and intervention to children and young people who have a range of conditions involving physical and movement difficulties. They work in partnership with parents, carers, school staff and other therapists to develop and maintain a child’s ability to perform everyday tasks both at home and at school.
Following referral, children are assessed and advice is given regarding their management according to medical need.
Physiotherapists aim to help our pupils to:
- Reach their physical potential
- Achieve their optimum level of independence
- Support maintenance of a physical presentation for as long as possible
- Improve their quality of life
Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Assistants visit the school regularly. Their aim is to help pupils reach their full potential whilst preventing or minimising the effects of injury or impairment. We consult we the Physiotherapy team regularly to establish which pupils are eligible to access our Hydrotherapy and Rebound Therapy provisions.
This may include:
· Setting up a programme of exercises for both home and school
· Postural management
· Advice and support
· Making onwards referrals to other professionals
· Signposting to relevant agencies