Occupational therapists aim to help children, young people and adults achieve their full potential, in their ability to play, learn, look after themselves and carry out day-to-day activities. This helps improve their level of independence.
They also support families and other carers, and work alongside other professionals such as teachers, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, nurses and paediatricians.
Occupational therapists will work in the setting that is most appropriate for the child, young person, adult or their family/carers. This could be the home, a clinic, hospital, respite or education setting. Occupational therapists may be employed by health, social services or charities. The commissioned service may vary depending on where you live.
Young people who are having occupational therapy when they turn eighteen, will have their occupational therapy needs transferred to an adult occupational therapy team.
Norfolk services that support children with occupational therapy:
Norfolk services that support young adults with occupational therapy: