Children’s Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists work with children to help them achieve their maximum level of function in all aspects of their daily life and help to promote health and wellbeing.

Criteria and Access

  • Aged 0-18years  (if attending school)
  • Registered with a GP in Gateshead
  • Children experiencing difficulties with self-care skills e.g. drinking, feeding, washing/bathing and toileting or gross/fine motor skills which are impacting on the child’s ability to learn or play
  • Children who have a physical disability/illness, developmental disorder/difficulty and/or learning disability 

Gateshead team accept referrals from health care, social care (e.g. Social Worker) or educational professionals (e.g. school teachers)

What we offer

  • Assessment of functional performance using a range of methods and tools
  • A goal orientated approach working in partnership with the child and their family/carer
  • Collaborative working with colleagues in health, education and social care
  • Individual treatment programmes
  • Advice and information on maintaining and developing skills
  • Recommendations for equipment and minor adaptions.

Where is the service provided?  

Children & young people can be seen in clinics at Chowdene Children’s Centre, in nurseries, schools and at home.

Contacting services:

Gateshead:    Chowdene Children’s Centre

                        Waverley Road

                        Gateshead

                        NE9 7TU

Telephone No: 0191 4335058   Fax: 0191 4335052

 

(Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm (answer phone facility outside of these hours) 

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