What is the role of an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational therapists work across health, social care and education providers.  Occupational therapists have the expertise to assess and provide interventions for children who have difficulty participating in, or successfully completing, everyday tasks including those related to personal care, education and leisure.

They work with adults who have acute and rehabilitation needs and also in the areas of well being, daily function and access to daily living.

It is known that there are:

  • Approximately 588,000 children with Developmental Co-orindation Disorder (DCD) in the United Kingdom -National Statistics Office, accessed April 2011

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All our Occupational Therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, the regulator for Health Professions.  They are also registered with BAOT British Association of Occupational Therapists.


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Many children, young people require support from an Occupational Therapist to help them learn skills of;

  • Dressing
  • Washing and personal hygiene
  • Eating
  • Using scissors, pens, pencils and paper
  • Tying shoe laces
  • Handling objects and toys
  • Playing and socialising
  • Develop alternative strategies to succeed in specific tasks.
  • Manage their school work
  • Interact with others
  • Accessing activities
  • Organise themselves
  • Handle tools and equipment
  • Receive orthotics, equipment and advice to increase their access to the community
  • Increasing levels of independence
  • Overcome physical and psychological dysfunction

Our occupational Therapist’s would usually see children in their home setting, school setting or out in the community undertaking daily activities. It is important to us that your child feels comfortable, motivated and and supported to achieve skills which they may find difficult.

Many adults require support from an Occupational Therapist to support them, re-establish or maintain skills in;

  • Dressing
  • Washing and personal hygiene
  • Eating and drinking
  • Handling objects
  • Develop alternative strategies to succeed in specific tasks.
  • Manage their work or academic work
  • Interacting with others
  • Accessing activities
  • Organising themselves
  • Handling tools and equipment
  • Receiving orthotics, equipment and advice to increase their access to their home and community life
  • Increasing levels of independence
  • Overcoming physical and psychological dysfunction
  • Support in palliative care needs

Our occupational Therapist’s would usually see adults in their home setting, acute or rehabilitation setting or out in the community undertaking daily activities. We are also asked to assess adults in their place of work.

It is important to us that the adult feels comfortable, motivated and and supported to achieve skills which they may find difficult.

How Integrated Treatment Services can support you

Integrated Treatment Services work with a range of specialists who can offer the full range of support in the following specialist clinical fields:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Self-esteem and self-image
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sensory processing difficulties (sensory Integration)
  • Mood disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Motor co-ordination difficulties
  • Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (DCD)
  • ADHD
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Eating difficulties and fussy eaters
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Acquired Brain Injury ABI
  • Traumatic Brain Injury TBI
  • Dysgraphia (difficulties with handwriting)

The following approaches can be offered by our range of Occupational Therapists

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Approaches to Attachment
  • Infant Mental Health – working ante and postnataly to promote Attachment and develop good parenting.
  • Parenting and Family Work
  • Sensory Processing Techniques – Sensory Integration
  • Social Skills/ ASD/ Self Esteem/ understanding yourself
  • Developmental Co –ordination approaches
  • Protective Behaviours
  • Handwriting Techniques
  • Modelof Human Occupation
  • Seating and adaptation
  • Postural management
  • Hand therapy
  • Functional housing assessments
  • Daily living aids
  • Return to work assessments
  • Palliative care assessments

Accessing Occupational Therapy

Integrated Treatment Services are able to offer appointments within one week of referral and will not keep you waiting for therapy. We do not We do not hold waiting lists so if we are unable to see you immediately we will help sign post you to a service which can.

Integrated Treatment Services will always support you accessing the statutory services (Health/Education) which you are entitled to. We can top up therapy when statutory services are not available to you. We can work alongside statutory services forming joint therapy plans, when approaches you would like to access are not readily provided for. You can equally choose to contract our services as an alternative to statutory services, which is common practice for many schools/care settings, commissioners and individuals.

Integrated Treatment Services are active partners with charities and vouchers schemes which enable our clients to access our therapy.
Integrated Treatment Services are registered with all the large insurance companies, therefore if you have insurance cover you may wish to check your policy. Registered providers include: BUPA, Aviva, AXA/PP.

We are happy to work with all charities schemes such as Cerebra.

If you require support from an Occupational Therapist or would like further questions answered call us on 0845 838 2921.

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