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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.

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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.

Why choose us?

  • Caring and Professional Service
  • Variety of services available
  • First class Occupational Therapists
  • Modern clinics
  • Saturday and Sunday appointments available
  • Able to see you at home, in school or in one of our clinics
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council and the British Association of Occupational Therapy

Clinics »

Below is a list of our clinics, however, we operate nationwide.

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Groups »

We run a range of Groups for children aged 0-18 years.

What people say about us...

OT for Kids have been a great help in aiding my son Jake with coping with his dyspraxia both at home and in school. They came out to our house and completed the assessment at home.

The assessment and report proved beneficial in our discussions with Jake's school and we are very pleased with the outcome the report has helped us achieve.
Jackie, parent.
At our school, there are many children who have difficulty forming letters correctly, concentrate or perform well in P.E, which can impact greatly on their learning. With the support and OT Groups available from OT for Kids, these children have made great progress and are now at a level which is not so concerning. As a teacher and SENCO, I thoroughly enjoyed working (and learning) from the Occupational Therapist.
Emily, SENCO and Teacher.
As a case manager, I regularly deal with many private companies. I found OT for Kids to be highly professional, reliable and provide me with flexible appointments that suited both me and my clients. The OT completed a comprehensive assessment and report, which was not only clear, concise and an accurate reflection of the difficulties, but it was returned to me quickly.
John, Case Manager.
Want to find out more?

We've put together a handy brochure that will cover everything you need to know!


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Speak to an Occupational Therapist to find out how we can help you.

We are always happy to answer any questions you might have. Fill in the form opposite and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Call us on 0330 223 0888

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