Benefits of Children's occupational therapy at Bupa Cromwell Hospital
Our team of Bobath-trained therapists provide the highest standards of assessment and care for babies, and children of up to sixteen years of age who have difficulties in functional areas such as:
- delayed developmental milestones
- problems in coordinating movement, and keeping up with peers
- poor handwriting skills
- conditions, such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or certain genetic conditions
- self-care such as feeding, washing, dressing and grooming
What does children's occupational therapy involve?
An initial assessment session uses fun activities and toys to help explore your child’s aptitudes and skills, and to understand their needs. Parents are encouraged to take an active role to make the process inclusive and fun.
Following the assessment – helping your child develop
We will prepare a personalised treatment plan. This will include helping you develop skills to support your child, with activities at home, and at nursery or school.
Individual sessions for you and your child are led by a specialist paediatric occupational therapist, using carefully selected activities which are always meaningful and enjoyable.
We can provide specialist equipment from writing and feeding aids, splints and pressure garments through to postural solutions. These may include manual and powered wheel chairs and other seating systems such as, specialised buggies and chairs, plus manual handling equipment.
Access to treatment
We accept referrals from the child’s parents, GP, paediatrician or school.
Please note that we do not provide a paediatric intensive care unit at Bupa Cromwell Hospital. However, any deteriorating child will be quickly assessed and stabilised by a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) trained in paediatric intensive care, supported by an on-call Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant, before being transferred to the most appropriate paediatric intensive care provider by the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS).