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The OT Practice Kids

Our passion is to see children fulfil their potential by helping them overcome some of the challenges associated with growing up.

Why OT Practice Kids?

As demand from parents and professionals looking for us to support children increased, we realised they needed a dedicated team to look after them. So we combined our experience, knowledge and skills in working with children into a dedicated service - OT Practice Kids.

OT Practice Kids brings together a team of specialists who fully understand the needs of both children and parents. The team is managed by a leading paediatric occupational therapist providing expert oversight and office based support, available on the phone and email from the initial enquiry through to discharge.

We aim to make children and those who support them, independent of us, not dependent upon our services. To achieve this we believe the best place to see a child is in their own environment. Therefore, OT Practice Kids therapists travel to see a child at home or school rather than operating a clinic setting.

We help solve common challenges children face

Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Gross motor skills

Difficulties with gross motor skills cause clumsy or uncoordinated movement, leading to problems with tasks such as dressing, running or riding a bike

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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Learn about our paediatric service

The OT Practice Kids team

We have a hand-picked team of office-based client managers and a nationwide team of expert paediatric occupational therapists.

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Sarah

Paediatric Client Manager

Sarah manages The OT Practice Kids service overseeing all enquiries and cases, with particularly close management of complex cases.

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Alex

Paediatric Client Manager

Alex is an experienced children’s OT and manages all enquiries and cases from our individual private clients.

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Sandra

Paediatric Team Assistant

Sandra is our client manager assistant for OT Practice Kids, supporting Sarah, Alex, the therapy team and clients to ensure all cases run smoothly.

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Sarah

Paediatric Client Manager

Sarah manages The OT Practice Kids service overseeing all enquiries and cases, with particularly close management of complex cases.

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Alex

Paediatric Client Manager

Alex is an experienced children’s OT and manages all enquiries and cases from our individual private clients.

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Sandra

Paediatric Team Assistant

Sandra is our client manager assistant for OT Practice Kids, supporting Sarah, Alex, the therapy team and clients to ensure all cases run smoothly.

Julie

Belfast, Tyrone

Based in Ireland, Julie provides expert occupational therapy to children, specialising in moving & handling and housing & equipment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Northern Ireland, Antrim, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone, Belfast

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening, Ergonomics

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination

Antoinette

Gloucestershire, West and South West of England

Trained in advanced sensory integration techniques, Antoinette helps families by treating children at home, school and nursery.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire looped_tags_88b632dfa120ed29979d56aebc606815

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care

Natiq

London

Qualifying in 2011, Natiq specialises in housing & equipment, rehabilitation and seating & postural management for adults and children.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent looped_tags_88b632dfa120ed29979d56aebc606815

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Daily living skills, Wheelchair accreditation

Mary

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Trained in sensory integration techniques and a member of the Sensory Integration Network, Mary treats children with complex needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland looped_tags_88b632dfa120ed29979d56aebc606815

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Sensory integration

Charlotte

London

Charlotte is an expert paediatric occupational therapist, having completed postgraduate qualifications in sensory integration. She is based in London.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Surrey, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Sensory integration

Robert

Brighton, West Sussex

Qualifying in 2002, Robert specialises in paediatrics, as well as adult rehabilitation. He completed a Professional Doctorate in 2013.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Counselling, Behaviour management, School Based Therapy/Support, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation, Sensory attachment intervention

Sarah

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Sarah is an expert paediatric occupational therapist, delivering specialist clinical assessments to children at home, in school or at nursery.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Counselling, Pain management, Motivational issues, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Chris

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Chris is an expert occupational therapist, having gained a PhD for a study investigating individuals with liver disease.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Jacqueline

London

Based in London, Jacqueline provides expert paediatric therapy helping children with handwriting, sensory processing and specialist seating needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Hertfordshire looped_tags_88b632dfa120ed29979d56aebc606815

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH

Gordon

Staffordshire, West Midlands

Qualifying in 2003, Gordon specialises in housing & equipment and seating & postural management for children and adults.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Sam

London

Based in London, Sam is an expert paediatric speech and language therapist who treats children at home and in school.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

London looped_tags_688ea3b23f39d439f65c8c6d0c06b174, London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Behaviour management, School Based Therapy/Support, Dysphagia managemen, Makaton

Kerry

As an expert Paediatric OT working in London, Kerry provides specialist care for children with Sensory and Complex needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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Specialisms

Paediatrics

Emer

London

Trained in advanced sensory integration and therapeutic listening techniques, Emer helps families by treating children at home, school and nursery.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Middlesex, Surrey, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

Lisa

South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Based in South Lanarkshire, Scotland Lisa provides expert occupational therapy to children and families at home or in school.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Borders, Clackmannan, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian looped_tags_88b632dfa120ed29979d56aebc606815

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support

Annabel

Rutland, East Midlands

Qualifying in 1998, Annabel specialises in housing & equipment and moving & handling for children and adults.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care

Trudi

London - North, London

Working in North London, Trudi provides expert care to children with a wide variety of complex and clinical needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London looped_tags_688ea3b23f39d439f65c8c6d0c06b174 looped_tags_88b632dfa120ed29979d56aebc606815

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Katie

London

Katie is a paediatric occupational therapist based in London, helping children and families at home or in school.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London looped_tags_688ea3b23f39d439f65c8c6d0c06b174, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination

Louise

Essex, South East of England

Trained in advanced sensory integration techniques, Louise treats both children and adults at home, school and work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, South East of England, Essex, Suffolk looped_tags_88b632dfa120ed29979d56aebc606815

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Christine

Manchester, Isle of Anglesey

Qualifying in 1977, Christine specialises in functional & vocational rehabilitation and housing & equipment for children and adults.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Conwy, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Salford

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Carly

Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland

Based in Scotland, Carly specialises in paediatric occupational therapy. She has completed further sensory integration qualifications.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Scotland, Borders, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire looped_tags_88b632dfa120ed29979d56aebc606815

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination

Ina

Leicestershire, East Midlands

Qualifying in 1991, Ina specialises in housing & equipment and seating & postural management for children and adults.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, West Midlands, Leicester

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Kimann

West Sussex, London

Having trained and worked internationally, Kimann specialises in rehabilitation, housing & equipment and seating & postural management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, West Sussex looped_tags_88b632dfa120ed29979d56aebc606815

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS

Specialist skills

Counselling, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Joanne

Cardiff, Wales

Joanne is an expert paediatric occupational therapist, helping children with sensory and developmental needs. She is based in Wales.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Somerset, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation

Jessamy

Oxfordshire, South East of England

Since qualifying in 2008, Jessamy has become an expert Paediatric OT, specialising in Sensory and Complex needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire looped_tags_88b632dfa120ed29979d56aebc606815

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support

Clare

West Sussex, South East of England

Clare is an expert paediatric occupational therapist, delivering specialist assessments to children at home, school or nursery.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Hand Therapy

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care

Rachel

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Based in Hertfordshire, Rachel delivers specialist rehabilitation assessments to children and adults at home or work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, School Based Therapy/Support

Rachel

South Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Qualifying in 2001, Rachel specialises in housing & equipment and vocational and functional rehabilitation for clients at home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Sheffield, Nottingham, Hull

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Natalie

Kent, South East of England

Natalie is an expert occupational therapist working in Kent & the South East, providing support to children and their families.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

Susan

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Qualifying in 2004, Susan specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling for children.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Derby

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution

Joanna

London

Trained in advanced Bobath, sensory integration and splinting techniques, Joanna helps families by treating children at home, school and nursery.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care

OT Practice Kids International

Since 2014 the OT Practice Kids team has been traveling overseas to provide assessments, treatment and training to children in their own homes or schools.

We have experience in working in the Middle East, Europe and America where we can provide therapists for short or longer term input. OT Practice Kids delivers the best of the UK paediatric occupational therapy practice to children worldwide.

To discuss our internation service, please call or email.