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Private occupational therapy in Swansea

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Rachelle

The Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Rachelle is a highly skilled OT with over 20 years’ experience. She is based in Glamorgan, covering a client base across Wales and the South West of England, including Bristol, Gloucester, Cardiff, and Swansea. She specialises in, with particular expertise in Paediatrics.

Rachelle delivers comprehensive assessments, carefully evaluating a client’s every need whether they are recovering from an injury or adjusting to life with a long-term condition. She will assess a client’s functional needs around the house and recommend equipment aids and housing adaptations designed to maximise independence and enhance quality of life. Rachelle is especially skilled in recommending seating and sleep systems to accommodate 24-hour postural management. She is also a Sleep Practitioner, helping clients with a variety of sleeping difficulties.

Rachelle has experience in a range of specialist settings such as elderly rehab, wheelchair services, and rheumatology. She can provide support with Moving & Handling and also recommend bespoke splinting.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Elizabeth

Herefordshire, West Midlands

Liz is an Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in Neurological Rehabilitation. She has worked in acute and community settings for over 20 years, acquiring invaluable knowledge and skills in all areas of neurology including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntingdon’s disease, traumatic brain injury, subdural haemorrhage, motor neuron disease, functional neurological disorder, cerebral palsy, neurodevelopmental delays, and brain tumours. Liz visits adult and paediatric clients across Wales and the West Midlands.

Liz predominantly supports clients with complex and varied needs including cognitive and psychological changes, bespoke seating assessments, and assistive technology. Liz also supports paediatric clients with developmental delay and postural issues and has experience in assistive technologies in rehabilitation.

Liz completed a Master’s Degree in Neurological Occupational Therapy in 2011 and has also delivered numerous training programmes to multi-disciplinary teams. She is an active member of the Welsh Neurological Specialist Section for OT's and represented Wales at the National Neurological OT conference. This involved helping run training days for other OTs who specialise in Neurological Rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Swansea

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

Sue

Cardiff, Wales

Qualifying in 1996, Sue specialises in providing housing & equipment and moving & handling assessments to adults. She has completed various post graduate training, including techniques in safer manual handling. She is based in Cardiff and will travel around Wales and the South West of England visiting clients at home, including Swansea, Newport and Caerphilly.

Sue has extensive clinical experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, health and social services. Alongside her independent practice, she currently works as a senior occupational therapist managing a complex caseload of clients with a variety of needs, including care of the elderly, amputees, orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation and community mental health.

Working with The OT Practice Sue delivers expert assessments and interventions to clients in their own homes. She works in partnership with clients, families, case managers, equipment suppliers, surveyors and architects to offer a high quality service, where the client is at the centre of her care. In her recommendations, Sue suggests specialist equipment and minor and major adaptations to encourage her client's independence. This also includes provision of manual handling plans to ensure effective and safe use of transfer aids, hoists and alternative techniques.

As an independent OT, Sue has also carried out private assessments commissioned by the Royal British Legion predominantly for riser recliner chairs. She also completes assessments for Blue Badge applicants in Wales.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Somerset, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Cardiff, Swansea

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Jenny

Carmarthenshire, Wales

Jenny is an experienced OT, working across many different settings for over 20 years. She specialises in Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, and Seating & Postural Management, having completed various postgraduate training to complement her clinical work. Jenny is based in Wales and travels to areas of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Swansea, and Pembrokeshire visiting clients in their homes.

Jenny has gained extensive experience working with clients in the NHS, in various schools, in the charity sector, and private practice. She treats various neurological and physical conditions, including clients who have suffered traumatic accidents, those with sensory needs and physical disabilities. Jenny is passionate about helping her clients maximise upon their potential to achieve their desired goals.

She currently works predominantly in the field of paediatrics, assessing children and young people with various physical, developmental, sensory and functional needs. She identifies and prescribes necessary therapy, housing adaptations and equipment, working closely with equipment providers, architects and families to ensure the child is receiving the most appropriate treatment.

Jenny continues to keep her clinical skills up to date, embracing regular continual professional development in formal training and participating in specialist equipment reviews. She has completed training on Bobath, the Chailey approach to postural management, and a qualification in sensory integration. Jenny is also a member of the Sensory Integration Network, the National Association of Handwriting and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Housing and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Wales, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Swansea

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH, Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Wheelchair accreditation

Caroline

The Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Based in Penarth, just south of Cardiff, Caroline is an Occupational Therapist covering South Wales and the West of England, including Swansea, Newport, and Bristol. Caroline will identify areas of functional difficulty within the home and provide advice on specialist equipment and adaptations for the home, in an aim to maintain her client’s independence. She can also make recommendations relating to Moving & Handling, ensuring that all of the client’s needs are addressed and any risks are managed.

Caroline has worked with clients with a broad range of conditions including, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and brain injury. She also has a specialist understanding of DFG Assessments and so can assist clients in the process.

Working for over 15 years in both the public and private sector, Caroline’s extensive experience saw her rise to the role of Senior OT and involved the training and supervising of other occupational therapists. Caroline has worked successfully in multi-disciplinary teams, closely collaborating with care agencies, grants officers, and charities.

Caroline attained her BSc in Occupational Therapy from The University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2002 and continues to undertake postgraduate training to ensure her professional development. This includes a Level 2 NVQ in Team Leading which Caroline achieved in 2008. Caroline also holds professional membership with the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Herefordshire, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Ellie

Gloucestershire, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Ellie has spent her career offering expert care and therapy to clients and their families. She is based in Gloucestershire, travelling to visit clients in Wales and the South West of England. Her areas of expertise focus on housing & equipment, as well as seating & postural management for both adults and children.

Ellie has developed a broad clinical knowledge base, working with clients with complex neurological needs and physical disabilities. She has experience in specifying and prescribing specialist equipment and seating, as well as assessing and recommending home adaptations to benefit the client and encourage independence. She liaises closely with the wider support network of her clients, including families, carers and other professionals.

She has worked on various contracts and cases via The OT Practice, completing Disabled Facilitates Grants (DFG's) and various mobility assessments, including for Blue Badge applicants.

Ellie is committed to keeping up to date of new developments, policy reforms and writes and delivers training to other practitioners. She is passionate about developing her fellow colleagues and has served on the Specialist Section Housing Committee as treasurer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management

Edwina

Cardiff, Wales

As a specialist Hand Therapist, Edwina is an expert in her field and helps clients with a variety of hand therapy needs. She has a particular interest in elective and traumatic hand conditions, helping her clients to gain maximum independence in their daily lives. Edwina is based in Barry, South Wales, visiting clients across Wales and the South West of England.

Edwina completes detailed assessments of her clients and provides a bespoke report, detailing tailored advice and treatment plans to help her client get back to being as independent as possible. She has over 10 years’ experience helping with a wide range of functional challenges. She has expertise in splinting, assessments, exercise programmes, strengthening, scar management, joint protection and pacing, ADL advise, and compensatory techniques to aid maximum independence post injury.

Edwina is a member of The British Association of Hand Therapists and completed an MSc in Hand Therapy in 2017.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cardiff, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting

Jacqui

Flintshire, Wales

Jacqui is based in Flintshire, visiting clients across North-West England and Wales. With over 15 years’ experience, Jacqui's expertise is in rehabilitation following an injury or long-term condition. She supports adult clients with a variety of needs, including neurological, physical, and mental health conditions. She has extensive experience working with MS, Parkinson's disease, stroke, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, heart disease, and learning disabilities.

Throughout her career, Jacqui has developed her clinical knowledge through hospital and community-based roles, promoting independence and well-being in the home. She delivers expert assessments and builds strong therapeutic relationships with her clients, supporting them to reach their own personal goals. Jacqui supports clients with fatigue management, helping them to develop daily routines and manage tasks effectively. Intervention can include the provision of specialist seating and equipment, recommendations on housing adaptations, and advice and support on safe manual handling.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Shropshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Liverpool, Manchester

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Suzanna

Flintshire, Wales

Suzanna delivers specialist advice and treatment to clients across North Wales and North West England, including Cheshire, Merseyside, and Flintshire. Her focus is on daily living skills, community access, self-care, and learning disabilities. Suzanna also has extensive experience with mental health including treating and handling anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Her main aim is to reduce environmental barriers, improve well-being and quality of life, and enhance independence.

Suzanna has experience in orthopaedics and trauma, community rehabilitation, care of the elderly, and wheelchair therapy. Louise’s specialist knowledge of wheelchair therapy and accreditation includes conducting postural wheelchair assessments, supporting rehabilitation engineers and technical wheelchair instructors, leading wheelchair clinics, and completing home assessments. These assessments evaluate the need for any housing adaptations, minor or major, and helping apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG).

Suzanna attained a BSc in Physiology/Pharmacology in 1999 and her BSc in Occupational Therapy in 2011. Suzanna is a BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists) member and has also raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Mind, and Scope in recent years.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Xenia

Monmouthshire, Wales

Located near Newport, Wales, Xenia delivers specialist assessments to her clients in south Wales, Gloucestershire, and Bristol. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation, as well as providing expertise in the areas of housing, equipment, and vocational rehabilitation. She has completed a number of post graduate training courses, including cognitive rehabilitation workshops and the use of Assessments of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).

With over 15 years of experience, Xenia has extensive experience working across various community settings, and has treated conditions relating to orthopaedic, elderly rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation and more specifically, stroke rehabilitation. In her role as lead occupational therapist for a specialist stroke service, Xenia developed expertise providing neurological assessments for clients and developing treatment programmes that focus on the client's care.

Providing independent assessments, Xenia visits clients in their own home environment. She delivers goal-focused therapy programmes, including splinting, upper limb rehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation, graded return to work programmes, activities of daily living practice and community reintegration programmes. She works with the client and their family to ensure that goals are being met and the client is as independent as they can be, recommending specialist equipment and housing adaptations to improve overall quality of life.

Xenia is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Neurological Practice and regularly attends professional development activities.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Cardiff

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care

Lindsey

Powys, Wales

Lindsey is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with over 20 years working across a variety of in-patient, community, and private settings. She is skilled in assessments and treatments of a wide range of physical health conditions including neurological and chronic health problems. Lindsay is based in Ceredigion, Wales, and travels to neighbouring Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to assess and treat clients in their own homes.

Lindsey is passionate about helping people maximise their potential by holistic working. She gets the best results by ensuring she addresses a person's physical, cognitive, and psychological needs to help them live as independently as possible. She works with adult clients with a wide range of conditions including, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Parkinson Disease.

Committed to her ongoing professional development, Lindsay regularly undertakes post-graduate training to expand her clinical knowledge and skill-set. Most recently she has completed training in neuro-linguistic programming, pain management, stress illness recovery, and upper limb rehabilitation. Lindsay is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Wales, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Victoria

Cardiff, Newport

Vikki is a Paediatric OT from Newport, working with children across Wales and the West Midlands including Cardiff, Swansea, and Bristol. She specialises in sensory integration, working with children of all ages with a variety of conditions including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia. Vikki was previously a Lead OT at a deaf inpatient service for children and adolescents, so is highly experienced in delivering specialist interventions in this field.

Visiting children of all ages at home and in schools, Vikki provides assessments and expert treatment. She has experience helping children with sensory loss, co-ordination problems, fine and gross motor skills, and handwriting. She works with schools and colleges with EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), supporting children, families, and educations staff with any special educational needs the child has, and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure every aspect of a child’s care is covered.

Vikki continuously develops her clinical knowledge and skillset, undertaking training in British Sign Language Level 1 and 2, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Sensory Profiling. Recently, she also completed a Train the Trainer course with Dyslexia Action and training with Dyspraxia UK.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, South East of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Birmingham

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation

Our private OT’s in Swansea

The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Swansea or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Swansea, including Burry Green, Fairwood, Ilston, Norton and Treboeth.

Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.

Our private Swansea therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists in the region. Alternatively, you can call one of our dedicated and friendly case managers, who will discuss your circumstances with you and guide you towards the right OT. All our assessment and therapy packages are costed in detail at the outset, so we will never surprise you with “hidden charges” later on (such as travel costs or administrative fees).

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.

Our OT’s are helping people in Swansea deal with a variety of difficulties. If you would like to find out more visit our pages dedicated to explaining how our occupational therapists can help with common difficulties, covering adults and children. The most common difficulties we see are shown below, alternatively just call us on 0330 024 9910 for a free over-the-phone consultation.

Common difficulties we can help with

Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Disabling tiredness

Addressing the debilitating effect of fatigue to improve motivation, energy and engagement with day-to-day life

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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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Cooking & household activities

Practical techniques to maximise independence at home following a medical diagnosis, accident or period of recuperation

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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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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Planning activities

Planning and performing activities as part of a fulfilling and meaningful daily routine

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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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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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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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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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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

Licensed Trade Charity
HCML
Wandsworth
Richmond
Invictus Health
Papworth Trust
Baston House School
The Royal Marines Charity
Grayshott Spa
More Than Mobility
Help For Heros
Leicestershire County Council
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Plymouth City Council
Family Focused Case Management
Proclaim Care
AJM Healthcare
Architects Benevolent Society
CCMS
L&Q
Bracknell Forest Council
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Runnymede Borough Council
Bank Workers Charity
Anchor
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Help & Care
Hillingdon Autistic Care
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
UK Case Management
Waverley Borough Council
The Good Care Group
Guildford Borough Council
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Care Tech
The Royal British Legion
Lawray Architects
Clergy Support Trust
Newlife Charity
SSAFA Charity
Sunrise
Mole Valley District Council
Masons
Tania Brown
Viavi
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
RAFBF
Haringey

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