Paediatric occupational therapy is a specialism of the profession where the OT is able to assess and treat the physical, mental and cognitive aspects of a child’s development. They look at the whole child to facilitate and support them and their family to achieve maximum independence and access the opportunities within the world around them.
An OT can support a child that has experienced a spinal injury in all stages of their rehabilitation journey. This guide gives an overview of how Occupational Therapists can provide holistic assessments, treatments and advice to maximise independence and quality of life.
Jack experienced a brain injury at birth, resulting in complex physical and cognitive disabilities including wheelchair dependence. This case study highlights how an OT assessed his needs then trained his parents on correct moving and posture for Jack.