Occupational Therapy aims to help every child to reach his potential
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Some children today seem to be struggling either at home or in school. Their difficulties can be in one specific area (e.g. handwriting), or across several areas (e.g. handwriting, physical skills, self care), affecting home and school life.
CTT is here for you to discuss your concerns, offering assessment and treatment appropriate for your child.
Paediatric Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy is an Allied Health Profession, complementing medical professionals such as GPs, doctors and consultants. It has been an independent profession since the 2nd World War, its development stemming from the need to rehabilitate soldiers returning from battle. As the profession developed, many specialities came into being, reflecting the increasing sophistication of Occupational Therapy. The developing discipline included specialities such as orthopaedics, splinting rehabilitation, neurology, mental health and learning disabilities. Traditionally this covered young people and adults (16+ years). But the profession was to realise the need for specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapy embracing all aspects of children’s health. Children’s Occupational Therapy Within the Occupational Therapy profession there are many areas of specialisms, such as rehabilitation, neurology, orthopaedics, splinting, learning disabilities and mental health. Children’s Occupational Therapy is a highly specialised form of occupational therapy, concentrating on children aged 0-16 years old. In practice, Occupational Therapy can see a child in many different locations depending on the age of the child. For example, a baby may be seen in the parents home, at a health centre, at a clinic or at a nursery. Similarly, an infant may be seen in the parent’s home, but also in a nursery, in a Child Development Centre or in a clinic. A pre-school child might be seen in the home, in pre-school, in kindergarten or in a child development centre. And finally, school aged children are frequently seen in school. All treatment/advice offered will be appropriate for the child’s age and development and will involve all professionals and parents concerned. Private Occupational Therapy Traditionally, Occupational Therapy, both for adults and children, has been arranged and funded through the NHS via hospitals, clinics and community services. Mental Health Occupational Therapy has also been provided via mainstream services, such as Partnership Trusts and local clinics. Paediatric Occupational Therapy has traditionally been provided through the NHS and Partnership Trusts. As times have changed, pressures on traditional providers (such as the NHS) have increased. It has become significantly more difficult for smaller specialisms such as paediatrics, to provide a service, despite the increasing demand from parents, schools and other professionals. Private Occupational Therapy is one way of broadening the options available to parents and schools giving them more choice in the services provided and more choice in time scales. It can be a way of providing assistance for a child to reach his full potential, without the pressure of waiting lists and restricted services. Private Occupational Therapy can also offer targeted tuition and training. Availability of this type of service can be very limited in the NHS frequently due to resource issues.