Children's Occupational Therapy

About the Service

The Children’s Occupational Therapy service offers a child and family centred approach to support children and young people with their independence in all aspects of daily living, such as self-feeding, dressing and participating in play and school activities. The service is available to children and families across Hertfordshire.

We work in partnership with parents/carers and other colleagues to promote positive outcomes for children by using a range of approaches that are individually tailored to each child and family. This may include the provision of an activity plan, specialist equipment, treatment sessions or training to parents, carers and school staff. This is achieved through individual assessments, treatment, advice and multi-agency working.

The Children’s Occupational Therapy Service in Hertfordshire is integrated across health and social care, which means in addition to the support above the service can also provide assessment and advice on adaptations to your home or child’s school environments to meet their specific needs.

Please use the links on this site to find out more about us and how to contact the Children’s Occupational Therapy Service.

Children & Young People's Therapies Service Offer

Training

Places are now available to book for our training sessions in the Autumn term of 2020. Click here for dates and how to book.

On-line Parent/Carer Sensory Information Sessions
Understanding your child’s sensory preferences: Click here for dates and how to book
Supporting your child’s sensory Self-Regulation development: Click here for dates and how to book

We also have a dedicated telephone number which parents, carers and professional can call to speak to a therapist about a new referral or child’s development. The advice line number is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please leave a message on our Advice Line 01992 823093 and a therapist will contact you. Calls are responded to by a therapist on weekdays.

If your child is already known to the service please contact us on the number below.

Contact the service

Telephone: 01923 470680
Email: hct.cyptherapies1@nhs.net

 

Service Delivery during Covid-19:

Children and Young People’s Therapies has changed the way we are working due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are continuing to accept new referrals through our usual referral pathways but have reduced service capacity at this time. In order to comply with social distancing the majority of appointments will be offered virtually either with telephone or video appointments via <Attend Anywhere >

Information on using ‘Attend Anywhere’ can be found at: https://nhs.attendanywhere.com/callers

Process for Face-to-face appointments:

Along with our Advice Line we are also delivering:

We are not currently delivering face to face groups due to the increased risk of transmission that they pose.

If you have any urgent or new queries please contact the CYPT Advice Line number - 01992 823093 and a therapist will contact you to discuss your concern.

Please remember to also look on the Website pages under Useful Information for further advice and support.

Resources for you during this time:

Top tips for support your child's wellbeing while schools are closed

Clinic Locations

How the Service is provided

Who is eligible for this Service

What will happen at your appointment

Useful information

Making a referral

Patient Experience