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Children’s Occupational Therapy (Hounslow)

An occupational therapist working with a child

Occupational Therapists (OT) work with babies, young and school aged children who have physical, developmental or sensory difficulties, to help them with skills that they need to succeed in everyday life.

These may include:

  • Self-care tasks such as getting dressed, using the toilet, using cutlery and eating meals.

  • School skills such as handwriting, using scissors, attending and focusing.

  • Play skills: developmental play, taking turns, ball skills, messy play.

  • Sensory processing skills: coping with information received by the senses (eg loud noises, bright lights, different textures)

The service is provided in the boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond and aims to improve a child’s ability to carry out everyday tasks at home, school and play.

Interventions may include

  • Exploration / assessment of the reasons behind the child’s functional difficulties. 

  • Advice or therapy to enable the child to work and play to the best of their ability. 

  • Liaison with parents / carers and other professionals about support and progress of the child.     

  • Education / training for carers to ensure understanding of and the integration of principals of occupational therapy into all relevant aspects of the child’s life. 

    All interventions are carried out respecting the wishes and feelings of the child or young person and within the context of the family, home, recreational or educational setting.        


A children's occupational therapist with a child

Contact details:

Children’s Therapy Department 
Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health 
92 Bath Road 
Hounslow
TW3 3EL

Telephone: 020 8973 3480 

Opening times:

Clinics operate during office hours and there is an answer phone to leave a message outside these hours. 

  • The service accepts referrals from other healthcare or education professionals.

  • The child must have a Hounslow GP.

  • Written consent from the main care giver is required before the child or young person can be seen. 

 

 

Management

  • Uma Sai - Children’s Therapy Services Manager

Specialist paediatric occupational therapists

  • Caroline Symonds – Sensory/ASD Lead
  • Tehmi Stott - Neuro/Complex Needs Lead
  • Charlene Cruickshank - School Age Lead