Children’s Occupational Therapy
Children’s Occupational Therapy works within the general community and at special schools in Sutton and Merton. The service aims to meet the needs of children who may have functional difficulties resulting from conditions such as coordination difficulties, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, Down’s syndrome, neurological difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder or sensory integration dysfunction.
Objectives of the service
We work with children to help improve their function and encourage independence to an appropriate level for their abilities in the areas of self-care (e.g. feeding and dressing), school work and leisure. We aim to help parents and school staff understand why the child has functional difficulties and give them tools to help them manage this well.
- 0 to 18 years
- Registered with a Sutton or Merton GP
- Out-of-borough children with a statement of special educational needs who attend a Sutton or Merton school
- For adaptations to the home or equipment needed for the home please refer to Occupational Therapy.
|Main services||Occupational therapy|
|Age range||0 to 18 years|
|Team members||Occupational therapists|
|How to refer||Full instructions|
|Service contact||Sutton and Merton Community Services Administration Centre
Tel: 0845 567 2000
|Is patient self-referral available?||Once children are known to the service, parents can re-refer their child in discussion with their occupational therapist|
|Is transport provided?||No|
|Are home visits available?||Yes|