*Children's Occupational Therapy East Staffordshire - Tamworth/Lichfield/Burton/Uttoxeter
Occupational therapy enables people to participate in daily life to improve their health and wellbeing. Daily life is made up of many activities (or occupations). Occupations for children or young people may include self-care (getting ready to go out, eating a meal, using the toilet), being productive (going to nursery or school) and leisure (playing with friends or doing hobbies). (Royal College of OT, 2019)
Occupational Therapy is an occupation-focused profession. Hence the aim of intervention is to increase the person’s Occupational Performance. Occupation itself (meaningful purposeful activity) is used as the main intervention medium.
The overall aim of the Children’s Occupational Therapy service is to increase the Occupational Performance of children who have either a physical disability or a motor coordination difficulty.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Amanda Whitehouse
- Contact Position
- Temporary Team Leader
- 01283 505160
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Referrals are accepted from a medical professional only. South and East Staffordshire email: ChildrensOTSouth@mpft.nhs.uk.
Referrals will be accepted based on clear evidence of a motor difficulty or disability impacting the child's ability to manage daily activities.