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Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational Therapy (OT) provide assessment and therapy to help children develop life skills and increase their participation in school. They work with children who have a variety of difficulties including children with developmental delay, learning difficulties, physical difficulties or sensory or coordination problems.

The service can help children develop play and self-care skills such dressing, eating and drinking, washing and toileting. They can help children achieve their potential in school by developing their fine motor and coordination skills.

The service may offer advice and support or offer individual or group therapy to help children develop specific skills. Other strategies include recommending changes to the environment by with specialist equipment such as small kitchen aids or chairs.

How To Access

Any health or education professional can make the initial referral to occupational therapy. Parents and professionals can re-refer to the service if their children have previously been seen by an occupational therapist in West Sussex.

To Contact:

Central Team

Nightingale Primary Care Centre
Butlers Green Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex RH16 4BN

Tel: 01444 414100

Crawley CDC
Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive
West Sussex RH11 7DH

01293 600300 Ext. 3682

West Team

Sussex Community NHS Trust
Children’s Centre
Worthing Hospital
Lyndhurst Road
West Sussex BN11 2DH

Tel: 01903 286716 or to contact via email