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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy at Alder HeyAn Occupational Therapist (OT) maximises your child’s performance and helps young people achieve independence in everyday occupations at home, school tasks, play, and leisure activities.

Occupational Therapy (OT) at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust help acutely ill or injured children and adolescents to regain lost skills and learn new ones so they can participate in everyday activities to their full potential.

The Occupational Therapist will assess and treat your child in areas such as:

  • Self-care
  • Play/leisure
  • Accessibility
  • Upper limb function and activity
  • Positioning and seating
  • Wheelchair advice and referral
  • Activities related to school
  • Child Development

Occupational Therapists can advise on discharge planning to ensure that the home environment is safe for your child upon discharge from hospital; this may also be done in collaboration with local Occupational Therapy services.

Referral criteria and community Occupational Therapy information

Find out more about the Liverpool Community Occupational Therapy Team, who work with young people in a variety of settings outside hospital

Requests are accepted from parents, carers and professionals. The service can be accessed by making a request for an assessment through Careline by calling 0151 233 3700.

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