By Post FIS, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
Who we are:
The Children's Occupational Therapy (OT) team assess children aged 0 - 18 who are experiencing functional difficulties with everyday tasks due to a physical and or neurological disability.
Difficulties may include:
- self-care – such as dressing, using cutlery
- school activities - using scissors, changing for PE classes
- play activities
The team also assess for the following difficulties:
- co-ordination difficulty
- sensory difficulty
- learning difficulty
- developmental delay
What we do:
The service undertakes assessment and depending on the identified needs of the child, the family are then offered either:
- advice from professionals within the team
- a series of treatment sessions and advice to work towards an agreed goal/ outcome
For children with physical disabilities the service assesses and makes recommendations about equipment and adaptations in the school and home environment.
Autism information and advice sessions for parents and carers
Parent / Carers advice and information workshops for families of children with autism are run at Hackney Ark.
Next Steps - Sessions for families with a child or young person who has a NEW diagnosis of autism. These family workshops are run at Hackney Ark. You may be referred to this service when you receive a diagnosis for your child but can contact the service for dates and more information.
Parents / carers can also find useful tips to help their child develop independence skills here: Children's Occupatiponal Therapy - Independence Skills - Blue Class Flyer
Record Last Updated on: 29/09/2017