Occuptional therapy (community) leaflets and resources

About community occupational therapy

The 'Your child's community occupational therapy' leaflet (PDF 291Kb) provides information on how our community occupational therapists can help children and young people with practical skill difficulties gain independence and enjoyment from everyday life.

The leaflet covers:

  • what community occupational therapy is
  • different types of clinics and treatments
  • how get an appointment
  • what to expect from an appointment.
The cover of the preschool pack produced by our occupational health team

Pre-school age resource pack

Download our pre-school-age resource pack (PDF 454Kb). 

This pack provides ideas on how to address the most common difficulties that we receive referrals for, and explains our referral criteria.

This pack covers:

  • developing through play
  • attention strategies
  • fussy feeders
  • getting dressed
  • bottom wiping
  • beginning to use cutlery
  • pre-writing skills
  • starting out with scissors
  • ball skills
The cover of the school pack produced by our occupational health team

School-age resource pack

Our school-age resource pack (PDF 779Kb) offers advice to school staff and parents to help manage children's early difficulties at school:

The pack covers:

  • postural control
  • gross motor co-ordination
  • eye-hand co-ordination
  • bilateral co-ordination
  • visual perception
  • visual tracking
  • fine motor skills
  • letter formation
  • messy handwriting
  • word spacing
  • slow handwriting
  • scissor skills
  • dressing
  • ball skills
  • attention strategies
  • sensory snacks
  • self esteem.

Community Occupational Therapy News

Our quarterly newsletter for education and healthcare professionals brings you the latest updates from the community occupational therapy team.

Summer 2019: Developmental coordination disorder (PDF 137Kb)

Summer 2018: Back to basics and making referrals (PDF 348Kb)

Autumn 2017: Coordination skills and everyday activities (PDF 158Kb)

Winter 2016: Early years (PDF 218Kb)

Autumn 2016: Autism spectrum disorder (PDF 173Kb)

Summer 2016: Developmental coordination disorder (PDF 299Kb)

Winter 2015: More on us (PDF 234Kb)

Autumn 2015: Time for introductions (PDF 158Kb)

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