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Specialist Community Paediatric Occupational Therapy (OT)

Specialist Community Paediatric Occupational Therapy is a board wide service, available across NHSGGC. 

Specialist Community Paediatric Occupational Therapy is provided in community settings, concentrating on enablement, assessment and treatment of children and young people(0-19 years) who require specialist advice, consultation and intervention to enable engagement, participation, development and self management in daily living activities including self help skills, learning, social and leisure inclusion.

Unique to the role of Occupational Therapy, the service assesses for independence and assistive equipment to promote access to appropriate developmental and functional skills as well as therapeutic programmes including splinting to develop the functional use of the upper limb. A range of best informed and evidence-based treatment and intervention approaches are employed by OT's with the key aim of enabling children and their carers to cut through the limitations of their condition to maximise independence , support individual potential as well as condition and risk management. Presenting difficulties which OT services support include complex neurodisability, genetic, metabolic, muscular skeletal disorders, sensory impairment and disorders, acquired brain injury and trauma, life limiting conditions , upper limb/digital deformity, general and emerging developmental delay as well as specific and pervasive developmental difficulties such a DCD, ADHD and ASD.

Further information can be found on specific areas of OT, by accessing the links on the right hand menu.