What is Occupational Therapy?
“Occupational therapy enables people to participate in daily life to improve their health and wellbeing. Daily life is made up of many activities (or occupations). Occupations for children or young people may include self-care (getting ready to go out, eating a meal, using the toilet), being productive (going to nursery or school, or volunteering), and leisure (playing with friends or doing hobbies)” – College of Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapists provide advice, reassurance, support, assessment and intervention to help children and young people develop their skills in everyday activities. Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapists work closely with the child, their family and members of staff from nursery/school etc to address specific functional difficulties.
We have collated some useful resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child to develop their functional skills. Please click on the links below to explore.
Children and Young People’s Resources
How do I access the Children’s Occupational Therapy Service?
Please complete the Childrens Occupational Therapy Request for Assistance Form (Form Hints and Tips) and send to:
Children’s Occupational Therapy Service
Admin Area 4
Stirling Community Hospital
It is important that you give as much information as possible about your concerns and how they are affecting your child. It is also helpful to list what strategies you have already tried and what helps/does not help.
What happens next?
A Children’s Occupational Therapist will process your form. We will then contact you to discuss the best course of action for your child. This may be to:
- Offer advice
- Information sessions
- Signpost your child to another service based on the information you have provided
- To make plans for an appointment and your child may then be placed on a waiting list.