Frequently asked questions
Who can be referred?Children and young people aged 0 to 18 years old, or 19 years old if in special education or in receipt of child benefitChildren in permanent residence within Warwickshire and/or have a Warwickshire G.PChildren whose parents/carers pay council tax to Warwickshire where the reason for referral relates to adaptations and equipment for the home environmentChildren not resident in Warwickshire, but who attend a Warwickshire school and the reason for referral relates to problems accessing the curriculum or school environment
Who can refer?ParentsGPsConsultants and community paediatriciansHealthcare professionalsSchoolsPsychology services or other professional
How can I refer?
The Occupational Therapy service accepts referrals by phone, fax, letter or email, from parents, schools, G.P.s and other health or social care professionals.
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What sort of difficulties can you help with?Hand functionMotor skillsPerceptual skillsSelf-organisational skillsSelf-care and daily living skillsPlay skillsAssessment for specialist equipmentAssessment for housing adaptationsUpper limb splintingSensory processing (offered through a separate traded service)
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What can't you help with?Overcrowding at homeFoot drop splintsHelmetsCar seats and harnessesDifficulties only related to educational achievementIssues primarily of an emotional or behavioural natureBuggies/Wheelchairs - if you require assessment for a specialist buggy or wheelchair please contact Warwickshire Wheelchair services
What type of treatment and support might we get?
Our interventions include:Providing activity programmes and ways of supporting the child in different environments. This intervention may be carried out in partnership with parents/carers and others involved in the child's well being following the Occupational Therapist's recommendationsRecommendation of specialist equipment to support functional skills and learningInvolvement with educational and transition planningDirect therapy with child individually or in a group
Providing information and advice for parents/carers and other service providers (health, social work, education)
Where do you assess and treat children?NurseriesPre-schoolsSchoolsHomeHealth centres/Clinics
How long will my child have to wait to be seen?
While we aim to see every child in a timely manner, we do have a waiting list. If the referral meets our service criteria the case is either placed on our waiting list or allocated to an occupational therapist depending on urgency, which is determined by level of risk.
My English is limited, can I have an interpreter?
An interpreter can be arranged for you. If you would like this service then please contact the Occupational Therapy Department as soon as possible so this can be arranged to coincide with your appointment.
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