Children's Occupational Therapy Service

Occupational therapy enables people to participate in daily life to improve their health and wellbeing. Daily life is made up of many activities (or occupations). Occupations for children or young people may include self-care (getting ready to go out, eating a meal, using the toilet), being productive (going to nursery or school) and leisure (playing with friends or doing hobbies). (Royal College of OT, 2019)

Occupational Therapy is an occupation-focused profession. Hence the aim of intervention is to increase the person’s Occupational Performance. Occupation itself (meaningful purposeful activity) is used as the main intervention medium.

The overall aim of the Children’s Occupational Therapy service is to increase the Occupational Performance of children who have either a physical disability or a motor coordination difficulty.

Contact name Amanda Whitehouse
Contact position Children's Occupational Therapy Team Leader
Contact telephone 01782 427450
Contact email
Venue name Children's Occupational Therapy
Venue address Hazel Trees
Duke Street
Stoke on Trent
Date Monday- Friday 08:30-16:30 (excluding bank holidays)
Time of day MorningAfternoon
Referral type

Referrals are accepted from a medical professional and education staff (please email the team to get an update to date referral form.  

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Referrals will be accepted based on clear evidence of a motor difficulty or disability impacting the child's ability to manage daily activities.