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Children's Occupational Therapy

About our service and role Ot Play Pic

  • Occupational Therapists (OTs) provide a community service for children and young people registered with a Herefordshire GP or Herefordshire council tax household (if referral is for home adaptations/equipment at home)

  • The role of the Occupational Therapist is to assess, evaluate, advise and/or provide intervention for children and young people whose participation in activities of daily living (including self-care, play, leisure and school) is significantly compromised by physical, motor, sensory or learning difficulties. 

  • We also support children and young people where there are barriers in the physical environment at home or nursery/school that impact on function i.e. access to building and facilities, transfers, seating for function. 


  • Assessments take place in a variety of settings including clinics, home, educational facilities, pre-school and other environments applicable to the child.

    Standardised and non-standardised assessments are used to identify factors affecting a child’s ability to participate in activities of daily living and any difficulties with this.  If appropriate, following assessment, interventions will be recommended which may include advice for parents/schools, workshops, group or individual treatment sessions, equipment or environmental adaptation recommendations.

    Working in partnership

  • Our team work in partnership with children and young people, their families / carers, education, healthcare and social care professionals, and are part of a multi-disciplinary approach.

Children’s Community Occupational Therapy service leaflet. What is Children’s OT and what do we do.

Department outline 

The department is staffed by seven Occupational Therapists and three Occupational Therapy Technicians, most are part time but working patterns provide cover across the working week.  All Occupational Therapists are HCPC registered.

The Occupational Therapy team works together with colleagues including Health Visiting, Paediatricians, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and the Wheelchair Service

Workshops and resources - for parents and carers


Referrals, who can make a referral and how to make a referral.

How to contact us and opening hours

How to contact us and opening hours.

Special educational needs and disabilities local offer 

Herefordshire's Local Offer sets out the support, services and information available for children and young people, from birth to 25 years old, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Useful links

Information on useful links.


How to contact us

Children’s Occupational Therapy Team
Benet Building
Ruckhall Lane
Tel: 01432 269584

Opening hours - find out about our opening hours 

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