Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy

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Update posted: 12/10/20

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Trust has made a number of temporary changes to our children and young people’s services to ensure the safety of patients, families, carers and our staff. These changes are in line with NHS England and Government guidelines. Please click here for full details about the changes to the services provision for the families we care for.

We provide community occupational therapy advice, assessment and intervention to help with everyday difficulties affecting home, school and leisure activities for all ages including dressing, handwriting, organisation, ball skills. Training is available to parents, carers and schools. We can provide specialist equipment at home and school.

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Children and Young People’s Therapies 

For further information on each individual therapy on the Local Offer, please see

Children and Young People’s Speech and Language Therapy

Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy

Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amanda Sillitoe
Contact Position
Occupational Therapist
Telephone
E-mail
CYPOT@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk
Website
Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy

Where to go

Name
Occupational Therapy Office
Address
3rd floor, 66
High Street
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP20 1SD
Geographic Area Covered
All Buckinghamshire

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Other Details

Age Ranges
0-18 years
Facilities
Accessible Website

Referral

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Open referral, form located on website. Telephone referral accepted from parents.

Local Offer

Description

Many children and young people have difficulty with everyday tasks such as school work, feeding, dressing and play. Occupational therapists help children and young people to get the most from their lives and achieve their potential.

Occupational therapy is integrated into the child or young person’s life by working in partnership with families and all those involved in their care. We can do this by providing advice, practical strategies, activity programmes, training, treatment or assistive equipment.

Contact Name
Amanda Sillitoe
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Buc-tr.cyptherapies@nhs.net
Local Offer Links
Children and Young People OT
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
2 to 4
0 to 1
8 to 11
5 to 7
Needs Level
Sensory and Physical Needs
SEN Provision Type
Targeted service or Specialist service (Referral required)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Our service focuses on delivering needs led care, supporting children and young people to achieve their maximum potential and independence.

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

We help children and young people achieve their identified goals to enable them to participate in everyday activities.

How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Anybody connected with the child or young person can refer to the service. A referral form can be found on our website. Telephone referrals are accepted from parents.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?

The service is accessible to all children with a functional difficulty. We see a child or young person in the most appropriate environment including home, school and pre-school. Readily accessible information and resources can be found on our website. We offer regular training opportunities to parents and to others working with children and young people with SEND to enable them to implement occupational therapy activities and strategies into everyday life. All main stream schools have a named link therapist who offers support, training and advice through regular OT school advice clinics. Occupational therapy activities and strategies are part of the daily school curriculum.

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

We see children and young people face to face; they may be part of an OT group or see an OT by themselves. We also meet or speak to parents and other people involved in their care including school staff, social workers, doctors and other therapists.

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

All our Occupational Therapists are qualified and registered with the Healthcare Professions Council. Occupational Therapy Technical Instructors have experience working with children and young people with SEND. All our staff have regular training and supervision.

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision, for example, training, facilities?

We consult with children, young people and their families to ensure our service can meet their changing needs. We use new research and evidence to ensure we continue to deliver the best possible service.

Last Updated
14/10/2020

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