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How Occupational Therapy Can Help

Occupational Therapy (OT) can help a child/young person participate in the activities within their daily lives that they need to do and/or want to do. Working closely with families and schools, an OT may provide interventions depending on the individual's needs and goals. Please see our Top Tips documents for some ideas. 


Occupational Therapy can help with:

  • Attention/concentration strategies
  • Handwriting
  • Scissors
  • Fine motor/gross motor skills
  • Posture and seating



OT advice may look at techniques, equipment and/or positioning for:

  • Feeding/drinking
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Hygiene/grooming



OT can provide advice and training to enable your child to participate in play activities such as:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Engaging in community groups
  • Bike riding



We have designed some additional Skills for Living resource packs for your use to help give some additional advice, information and strategies. Please see the links below:

  • Buttons and Fastenings
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Toileting
  • Hypermobility / Low muscle tone
  • Sensitivity to Noise

"The OT service gives great and useful advice."