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.

Inclusion criteria

  • 0 to 6 years with specific functional difficulties – children must be referred for assessment before the age of 6 years but can receive treatment until the age of 8 years
  • Children over the age of 6 years with a functional difficulty will be signposted to a website for information and advice
  • Children who are aged 0 to 18 years with a physical disability or complex needs will be seen for relevant intervention and remain open but inactive until any further needs arise
  • Registered with a Sutton or Merton GP

Exclusion criteria

  • For adaptations to the home or equipment needed for the home please refer to Social Services Occupational Therapy
Main services Occupational therapy
Age range 0 to 18 years
Team members Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants
How to refer Full instructions
Service contact Children’s Occupational Therapy Service, Green Wrythe Lane Clinic, Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 1JL
Tel: 020 8254 8125
Is patient self-referral available? No
Is transport provided? No
Are home visits available? Yes, where appropriate