Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapists work with children to help them to be
more independent with everyday activities, such as self care,
school work and any interests or hobbies.
The purpose of the Children and Young People's
Occupational Therapy Service is to enable people to participate in
daily activities (or occupations) to improve their health,
independence and wellbeing. Occupations for children or young
people may include self-care (dressing, eating a meal), being
productive (participating in activities at nursery or school,) and
We see children with a variety of conditions such as
cerebral palsy or autism which can affect their ability both at
home and at school. Occupational therapists can help children and
young people and their families who may need support and advice if
they are not able to participate in their daily
We work with other relevant people such as teachers and
therapists to evaluate needs and provide intervention that
strengthens the child's ability in their daily activities. This
service usually occurs within the child's natural environment for
example at home or school. Specialist assessments and intervention
may take place in a clinic.
We have two bases:
- Children's & Young Peoples Therapy Centre, 48 Blackwin
Street, Gorton Manchester M12 5JY
- Baguley Clinic, Hall Lane, Baguley , Manchester M23
Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pm
Contact Details:Baguley Clinic, Hall Lane, Baguley , Manchester M23 1NA
Tel: 445 1295.
Below are some website that may be useful:
British Association of Occupational Therapy
The is the website for profession of occupational therapy
CanChild is a research and educational centre that provides
evidence-based information to improve the lives of children and
youth with disabilities and their families.
Do2Learn uses technology and the web to provide special learning
resources for individuals with disabilities and the professionals
and caregivers who serve them.
The Dyspraxia Foundation is a countrywide charity, founded in
1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond
Street Hospital for sick children. After being told that their
children had dyspraxia they were astonished and dismayed to
discover that no facilities existed to help or inform parents and
children with the condition. They decided to form their own group
to help others to help themselves.
Handwriting without tears
An easy way to teach pre-printing, printing, and cursive
handwriting for all children from reception through to year.
HemiHelp is a UK based charity for people with hemiplegia and
their families. The website has lots of useful information for
people with this condition.
Hemi -kids http://www.hemikids.org -
online support for children
Ian's Shoelace Site
Learn traditional and adapted types of knots to tie your
shoelaces in simple and basic steps, with lots of visual supports.
Whether you're after shoelace tying speed, simplicity, security or
style, there are 18 different shoelace knots to choose from,
including several that Ian, the creator of the website, has created
National Autistic Association
A leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger
syndrome) and their families. The website provides information,
support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world
for people with autism.
Occupational Therapy Plan
An activity idea search engine for children's occupational
therapy activities. Match skills you want to work on, with
materials you have, to a detailed occupational therapy treatment
Sensory Integration Network
A useful resource for finding out more about sensory
Laila Baig - Head of Service
Lorraine Donegan - Team Coordinator - Baguley
Catherine Glynn - Team Coordinator - Gorton
Referrals can be received for children and young people aged
between 0 - 19 years who are registered with a Manchester GP.
Referrals are accepted from paediatricians and for some cases
occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
Completion of the Children's & Young People's Service
Referral form is required.
for children and young people with Hemiplegia
Hemi -kids http://www.hemikids.org -
online support for children with Hemiplegia or Hemiplegic
for developmental and coordination disorders
www.nas.org.uk - National
www.cot.co.uk - British
Association of Occupational Therapy
- Sensory Integration Network
- Child Brain Injury Trust
Brain Injury Association
Awards / Recognitions:
Gold Governance Quality Label 2010
Reduced waiting times from 120 weeks to 16 weeks in 2009/10