Paediatric occupational therapy
About our service
Children and young people’s occupational therapists (OT’s) provide a community service for children and young people in Herefordshire.
They assess in a variety of settings including the home, educational facilities, pre-school and any other environment applicable to the child.
Our OTs assess for functional difficulties the child or young person may be having, including fine and gross motor skills, perceptual skills, living within their home, specialist equipment, self care skills, discharge from hospital and sensory processing. The team work with children and young people in groups or on an individual basis.
The service uses standardised and non-standardised assessments to help identify areas of difficulties for the child or young person. If appropriate, following assessment a package of care is offered which is designed to improve or provide compensatory methods through specially selected activities, enabling the child and young person to reach their maximum level of functioning in their daily life.
The O.T’s work in partnership with the individuals, their families / carers, education, and are part of a multidisciplinary team approach.
The team also provide a major and minor adaptation service to families that reside within Herefordshire’s boundaries (and pay Herefordshire Council Tax).
The department is staffed by six occupational therapists and three technicians, who work full and part time hours to allow for maximum cover in the department.
01432 373940 (select option 2)
How to make a referral
A referral can be made by contacting the department on 01432 373940 (select option 2), through your GP, or the single point of referral team on 01432 356438.
Links with other departments
The cccupational therapy service is based at the Kite Centre, Ledbury Road, Hereford, and works together with colleagues including speech and language therapy and physiotherapy.