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Children's Occupational Therapy Service

Service description

The Children’s Occupational Therapy team works with children from birth to age 16 (up to 19 years in statutory education) who have difficulty participating in everyday activities because of physical disability or a medical condition to live more productive and enjoyable lives.

We help children who are experiencing difficulties with gross and fine motor skills, visual perception, sensory impairment and sensory motor skills. We support them to become more independent with everyday activities they need and want to do including:

  • Getting dressed
  • Personal care
  • Play
  • Leisure activities
  • School

Who to contact

0116 295 2495
Visit the Children's Occupational Therapy Service website
Parent Organisation
NHS Leicestershire Partnership Trust

Where to go

Corporate Offices, Bridge Park Plaza
Bridge Park Road
View LE4 8PQ on a map

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

Referral criteria

We will offer a service to children and young people:

  • from birth to age 16 (up to 19 years in statutory education) registered to GP practices in Leicester City, Leicestershire or Rutland
  • attending school in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland if the occupational therapy intervention needs to be delivered in the context of the curriculum
  • with significant functional, independence, sensory, movement or perceptual difficulties that can be changed through occupational therapy intervention

These may be the result of:

  • Complex physical  needs (birth trauma, genetic disorder, acquired and congenital disorder autistic spectrum disorders)
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Acquired conditions
  • DCD / Dyspraxia / ADHD
  • Developmental delay
  • Environmental circumstances

Referrals can be made by:

  • Parents/carers known to the service who have been discharged within 6 months
  • Health professionals including GPs
  • Education/teaching staff
  • Social services staff

This page was last updated on: 22/08/2022

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