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What is Paediatric Occupational Therapy?


Paediatric Occupational Therapy encompasses working with children aged from 0 – 18, covering a wide range of conditions and problems to promote their function in relation to activities they complete. Some of the conditions we work with include Autism, Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder, Dyspraxia and Stroke, working to improve function in activities such as writing, dressing, fine motor and gross motor activities and self-care based activities.

Our aims are to enable your child to live as happy and independently as possible. We meet goals that YOU set through meaningful activities that children enjoy doing.

By providing children with therapy based around activities they find meaningful, they are more likely to make faster improvements.

Activities + Meaning

Improvement in skills

Increased confidence

Happier Child


As children grow and develop they may encounter some development problems, both as a result of a diagnosed condition and environmental factors or biological influences. Children may be not meeting their developmental milestones at the right time, compared to other classmates, or be struggling in school with handwriting or in P.E, which can worry a parent. One of our highly trained and experienced therapists will help alleviate some of these concerns through assessment and a personalised treatment plan.


Our paediatric Occupational Therapy service offers you:

  • Private children's Occupational Therapy
  • A better future for your child
  • Home and school visits, assessments and treatment
  • Highly skilled and experienced therapists
  • U.K wide cover
  • No waiting lists
  • High quality service based on the latest clinical evidence
  • A happier child

OurOccupational Therapy team work with:

  • You and your child
  • Insurers
  • Schools
  • Case managers
  • Solicitors
  • Organisations
  • Charities
  • Public sector

We care


Here at OT for Kids, your child's quality of life is our number one priority. We want to see your child succeed and develop over and above what anyone thought they were capable of. With our therapy we can help your child develop in the areas they find most difficult, providing a wide variety of assessments, reports and treatments to suit all ages and abilities.


Common difficulties for children:

  • Delayed developmental milestones
  • Poor handwriting
  • Slow dressing
  • Struggles to undo buttons/zips
  • Clumsy
  • Poor ball skills
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Poor hand eye co-ordination
  • Poor fine motor skills
  • Poor gross motor skills
  • Low confidence
  • Social difficulties

We help children with:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental disorders such as Dyspraxia and Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD)
  • Autism and the autistic spectrum, including Asperger's syndrome
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Down's Syndrome
  • Childhood cancer
  • Neurological conditions such as stroke and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Sensory regulation difficulties
  • Range of other conditions.

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Please contact one of our experienced occupational therapists today and we will gladly discuss how we can help and what services we can offer you.