What our service offers

All referrals are triaged by a senior therapist to indicate best pathway suitable for your child’s needs and prioritised based on clinical risk*.

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Our current service provides a graduated approach:

  • Universal Approach
  • Targeted Approach:
  • Direct Therapy

This approach is available to all. Universal Offer focuses on educating parents/carers/educational setting around strategies that will help ensure:

  • To enable carers to develop their understanding of the child’s needs
  • Advice is practiced within the ‘real’ environment of the child and young person and
  • Also, that the advice and strategies are integrated into their daily routines

This is designed for children and young people with identifiable need who may benefit from a consultation or targeted screening from a qualified therapist.

Families may be signposted back to educational workshops or supported via targeted advice to be embeded into daily activities.

This is provided for children and young people with known and significant needs and impact on their participation in daily life.

The services include:

  • One to One Assessment including some standardised tests
  • Specialist Equipment Assessment including specialist seating and moving and handling equipment
  • Environmental Assessment – Home and School
  • Specialist Treatment approach as indicated from assessments (which can be one to one or in a group setting)
  • Upper limb Assessment & Splinting
  • Motor Coordination Difficulties completed as Joint Assessment with Physiotherapy team.
  • Functional difficulties such as dressing, eating
  • School skills such as pencil and scissor skills

Eligibility criteria:

Children and Young People who are eligible to be referred for an Occupational Therapy assessment are those:

  • Present with functional difficulties which affect their development, performance and independence in daily activities relating to self-care, home/school, play/leisure activities
  • Present with difficulties accessing home and school environments and/or facilities within those environments which may require an assessment for equipment or adaptations.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Children with significant self-injurious behaviours relating to anxiety and sensory processing difficulties.
  • Children requiring behavioural management approach
  • Overcrowding at home
  • Leg splints/AFO’s
  • Helmets
  • Car seats and harnesses
  • Difficulties only related to educational achievement
  • Specialist Sensory Integration TM assessment Please see (add hyperlink to SIN, RCOT)
  • Specialist pushchairs or wheelchair -please contact Warwickshire Wheelchair Services (add hyperlink to W/C services)

SEND reforms & Local offer

Visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sendto view Warwickshire’s Local offer for children with SEND

SEND legislation requires health service providers to work with Local Authorities to publish a “Local Offer” for children and young people with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25.

The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health, and social care. Knowing what is out there provides more choice and control over what support is right for each individual child and young person.

This information is also valuable in helping service providers to signpost parents, carers, children and young people to the appropriate support.

SWFT Children’s OT website outlines our contribution to Warwickshire’s SEND local offer.

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