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Children's Occupational Therapy

What is a Children's Occupational Therapist?

A children’s Occupational therapist has additional knowledge about childhood conditions and child development. They have particular expertise in working with babies, children and young people.

An Occupational Therapist aims to help children with physical needs to take part in everyday activities and be as independent as possible.

Why do some children and young people need to see an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapists may be asked to see a child if they have:

  • Developmental difficulties e.g. poor co-ordination, perceptual problems, perceptual problems
  • Physical disabilites or long-term medical conditions e.g. cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida
  • Suffered a serious injury
  • Complex needs

Please note that we don't currently offer a service for sensory needs.

Contact us

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust 
Rotherham Hospital
Moorgate Road
Rotherham
S60 2UD

For enquiries & info call switchboard 01709 820000 

Patient Experience Team
01709 424461
Tell us about your experience
yourexperience@rothgen.nhs.uk 

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests
01709 425097
freedomofinformation@rothgen.nhs.uk