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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.

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

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Sensory integration

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

Specialisms

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

Nicola

London

Based in London, Nicola provides expert paediatric occupational therapy to children with neurological conditions, behavioural difficulties and sensory needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Hertfordshire, Kent, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

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

Lucy

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Qualifying in 1999, Lucy specialises in seating & postural management, rehabilitation and housing & equipment for adults.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Suffolk

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration

Sheetal

Nottingham, West Midlands

An expert paediatric OT, Sheetal provides care to children, young people and their families in the Midlands and London.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Brighton, Derby

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, School Based Therapy/Support

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

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

Andrea

Merseyside, North West England

Trained in advanced sensory integration techniques, Andrea helps families by treating children and young adults at home, school or nursery.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Salford

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, School Based Therapy/Support

Annmarie

London

Annmarie is part of our paediatric team, helping children and their families in London.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Hertfordshire, London - Central

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support

Suzi

Plymouth, Somerset

Based in Plymouth, Suzi provides occupational therapy to adults and children in their home environment. She specialises in rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation

Sian

Hampshire, South East of England

Based in Hampshire, Sian provides expert paediatric therapy helping children with motor coordination, sensory integration and developmental needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

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

Claire

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Counselling, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment

Saru

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Saru specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling for children and adults.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Hertfordshire, London - North, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

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

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

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

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

Karin

Cambridgeshire, East Midlands

Working as a paediatric occupational therapist in the East Midlands, Karin assesses and treats children at home, school and nursery.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Postural managemen, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support

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

Stephanie

Durham, North West England

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, School Based Therapy/Support

Fiona

Derby, East Midlands

Based in Derby, Fiona provides expert paediatric therapy helping children with sensory, fine motor and handwriting needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fine motor skills

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

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

Surrey, South East of England

Based in Surrey, Joanne is an expert paediatric occupational therapist, treating children at home, in school or at nursery.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural managemen, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support

Debbie

Londonderry, London

Debbie is an expert speech and language therapist, delivering specialist assessments and treatment to children at home, school and nursery.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

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

Bethan

West Sussex, South East of England

An expert occupational therapist based in Surrey, Bethan specialises in neurological rehabilitation, seating & postural management and housing & equipment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

Lynn

South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Lynn is an expert physiotherapist, delivering specialist assessments to adults and children in their home environment.

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Profession

Physiotherapy

Regions covered

Scotland, East Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, Balance, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

Kiran

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Chailey Postural Management, Sensory Attachment Therapy, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting, Sensory attachment intervention

Louise

Suffolk, 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

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

Bianca

Somerset, West and South West of England

Working in the South West with clients with a vast range of needs, Bianca is an expert in her field.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

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.

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