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.

More detailed information about the Children and Young People’s Therapies Service, including how service is delivered, referrals and how we work with children and their families is available here.

Training

Places are now available to book for our Schools Moving and Handling training sessions in the Autumn term of 2022. Click here for dates and how to book.

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

Online Sensory Information Sessions for Education Settings

School Understanding Children’s Sensory Preferences: Click here for dates and how to book
School Supporting Children’s Sensory Self-Regulation Development: Click here for dates and how to book

Online Parent/Carer Motor Development Sessions
Supporting your child’s motor skills development: Click here for dates and how to book.

Advice Clinic

The Children’s Therapies service is now piloting a therapy advice clinic for preschool children with Down Syndrome living within the East Hertfordshire area. Parents or carers can book into these clinics to access advice and informal assessment from a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech and language therapist. They do not need a referral and do not have to be currently open to the service in order to access it. Booking details can be found HERE.

Contact the service

Telephone – 01923 470680 option 3, option 2
Email – hct.cyptherapies1@nhs.net
Twitter - twitter.com/Herts_CYPT
Advice Line – 01923 470680 option 3, option 1

This is a dedicated telephone number which parents, carers and professionals can call to speak to a therapist about a new referral or a child’s development. Please leave a message on our Advice Line and a therapist will contact you. Calls are responded to by a therapist on weekdays.

For information on service delivery during COVID-19, please see our CYP Therapies Service webpage.

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

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