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Occupational Therapy (Paediatric) – Northern Trust

Contact Information

Address
Whitehead Community Services, 17B Edward Rd, Whitehead,
Postcode
BT38 9RU View Location on Map >
Telephone Number
028 9335 3745
Web Address
http://www.northerntrust.hscni.netOpens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service provides community based care for children and young people from birth to 18 years of age (19 years in special schools) with motor, sensory and/or learning disabilities.

Services include:

Specialist equipment

Equipment is provided which enables the child to function safely in the community. This includes specialist seating for feeding and positioning, wheelchairs, toilet aids, bathing/showering aids and mobility aids.

Major/minor adaptations

Adaptations are made to the childs home. This is carried out through interagency working between the Trust and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)

School Access Studies

School Access Studies are carried out for children with disabilities in mainstream school.

Pre-school Service

Assessment and treatment of pre-school aged children is offered in a clinic setting.

Special School Service

Occupational therapists provide services to nine special schools in the Trust. This requires close collaborative working with Education and Library Boards.

Mainstream Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service

In addition to assessment and treatment of the children, training to school staff and/or advice in the classroom is also provided.

Autism Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

The Autism Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist inputs to the ASD Diagnostic Service and offers training and support to staff who treat children with a diagnosis.

Complex Health Needs Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

The Complex Health Needs Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist will, in addition to assessment and treatment of children, provide training and support to parents, carers and other occupational therapy staff. They are also closely involved in hospital discharge planning.

Childrens Wheelchair Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

The Childrens Wheelchair Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist carries out complex wheelchair assessments and provides staff training and support.

Orthotics

A small team of occupational therapists with a specialist interest in upper limb splinting have clinics on a regular basis at different bases across the Trust.

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service also provides assistive technology and input into multi-disciplinary Child Development Clinics.

Hours of opening

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service is available from 9 am 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Parent training evenings are arranged approximately once per month in each clinic base.

Organisation Type
  • Health & Social Services
Main Age Groups
  • 0-4 years
  • 5-11 years
  • 12-16 years
  • 17-18 years
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Hospital
  • Social Worker
Family Support Services Categories
  • Occupational Therapy
Main Category of Services
  • Health Service

Areas covered

  • Antrim
  • Ballymena
  • Ballymoney
  • Carrickfergus
  • Coleraine
  • Cookstown
  • Larne
  • Magherafelt
  • Moyle
  • Newtownabbey

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Occupational Therapy (Paediatric) – Northern Trust

  • Occupational Therapy (Paediatric) – Northern Trust