Matrix Occupational Therapy Service & West Lancashire Community High School 

 

What is Occupational Therapy? 

The role of the children's occupational therapist (OT) is to work with children and young people who have difficulties with the practical skills they need to succeed in everyday life. 

Occupational therapy intervention aims to enable children to participate in their daily activities (occupations) to help improve their health, independence, and wellbeing.  

Occupational therapists help children and young people to be as independent as possible and consider their physical / sensory needs, the environment, and their occupations and how the interconnection of these impacts on the child’s occupational performance and participation in their daily activities. 

Please look at the document below for further information about the areas of development that Occupational Therapy can helpo with. There is more specific information about each of these areas which can be viewed by clicking the tabs above.

Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapy

Dressing Skills 

The advice on this page is about how to support your child to develop skills to dress themselves.

Please read the documents below for further information.

 

Occupational Therapy - Dressing Skills

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Occupational Therapy

Hair Washing & Cutting

The advice on this page is about how to support your child to develop skills to overcome barriers to washing their hair and having their hair cut..

Please read the document below for further information.

 

Occupational Therapy - Hair Washing & Cutting

Updated: 09/02/2021 275 KB

Occupational Therapy

Nail Cutting

The advice on this page is about how to support your child to develop skills to overcome barriers to cutting thier nails, or to develop skills to cut their own nails.

Please read the document below for further information.

 

Occupational Therapy - Nail Cutting

Updated: 09/02/2021 87 KB

 

Occupational Therapy

Tooth Brushing

The advice on this page is about how to support your child to develop skills to brush thir own teeth.

Please read the document below for further information.

 

Occupational Therapy - Tooth Brushing

Updated: 09/02/2021 158 KB

Occupational Therapy - Consent Form & Further Information

Updated: 09/02/2021 56 KB