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Ealing Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service (CDT)

Occupational therapists have a special understanding of the skills children need to play, learn and look after themselves e.g. feeding, drawing, writing etc.

They can develop programmes to help children overcome their difficulties in these areas. In Ealing we work with both parents and other professionals involved with the child to ensure we deliver the best possible service.


The Occupational Therapy Team at a recent meeting ( April 2012)

Occupational Therapy Team


Paediatric Occupational Therapists assess and treat the child's needs in the following areas:

  • The need for therapeutic equipment e.g. special seating, bathing and toileting equipment, buggies and wheelchairs, etc.
  • Sensorimotor functions, ie effective use of body.
  • Fine motor skills, effective use of hands.
  • Basic learning and play skills, ie attention, turn taking etc.
  • Sensory integrative functions, ie. the ability to regulate and integrate different sensory information for effective motor planning, learning and organisation of behaviour.
  • Perceptual and cognitive functions, e.g. body awareness, visual perception, auditory perception, memory etc.
  • Handwriting skills, e.g. pencil control, letter formation etc.
  • Self-care skills, e.g. feeding, dressing, toileting, etc.
  • The need for Hand Splinting to improve hand function.
  • The needs for environmental adaptations, e.g. rails and ramps.

 

 


Contact details:

Carmelita House, 21-22 The Mall  
Ealing Greater London W5 2PJ

T 1: 020 8825 8768
Email: ReceptionCarmelita@ealing.gov.uk



BME Services: Staff have training in diversity awareness. Interpreting service will be used for clinic appointment for families who speak different languages.
Disabled Toilets: No
Disability access: Most venues used by the service e.g. health centre, Windmill Lodge are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Wheelchair access: No
Opening Hours: Officially 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some staff will start and finish work earlier.
Age Range : Early Years (0-5),Primary (5-11),Secondary (11-18)

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