An Occupational Therapist (OT) maximises your child’s performance and helps young people gain independence in everyday tasks at home, school, during play, and leisure activities.
Occupational Therapy at Alder Hey helps ill or injured children and young people to regain lost skills and learn new ones so that they can take part in everyday activities to their full potential.
An Occupational Therapist will assess and treat areas like:
- 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 once they are discharged from hospital. This may also be done in partnership with other local Occupational Therapy services.
Sefton Community Occupational Therapy
If you or your child has been referred to one of our Community Occupational Therapy teams, then find out more about the team, including who they are and what they do on the Sefton Occupational Therapy page.
Here are some videos of exercises that your child can do at home to help them with functional, everyday activities.
If you need to contact the hospital team, please call the main hospital switchboard number: (0151) 228 4811.
You can follow the team on Twitter, too – @AlderHeyOT
Below are some links to websites that we think you and your child may find useful: