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Developing into Teenage Years (10 to 15 years)


As children begin to enter and develop through teenage years, their independence increases and subsequently they may find it more difficult to complete everyday occupations. A child of this age should be able to:

Visual:
  • Vision should not impair function in any way
Fine Motor:
  • Able to manipulate small and large objects using both hands
  • Writing is improving, comfortably able to write paragraphs of writing
Gross Motor:
  • Begins to develop the complex muscle abilities needed for sport
  • Takes an interest in active outdoor activities and often finds hobbies

Teenager (15 years old plus)


Visual:
  • High visual acuity
  • Be able to distinguish colours, shapes and sizes from various distances
Fine Motor:
  • Manipulate small objects comfortably
  • Tie shoe laces and undo small buttons needed for dressing
  • Writing is legible and can write for long periods of time
Gross Motor:
  • Can actively partake in sports
  • Good balance and co-ordination in relation to a variety of tasks
  • Usually has found and enjoys certain sporting hobbies

How an occupational therapist can help a child with delayed milestones


Our occupational therapists have the skills and knowledge to help further the development of children who may be finding adapting to the world around them more difficult than others. We can offer a range of treatment and services to improve the development of your child.

If you feel that your child is not reaching these fundamental milestones, there may be an underlying cause behind this slow development and we recommend that you contact our team for an assessment. An occupational therapist will be able to provide the assessment at home, or in any one of our clinics, for further information please email office@otforkids.co.uk or call us on 0330 223 0888


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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

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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.
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