Occupational Therapist’s (OTs) work with children and young people who have difficulties with daily activities e.g. going to the park, scribbling and drawing, playing with toys, getting dressed, having a bath. We call these ‘occupations’. OTs help children and young people to carry out activities they need or want to do in areas of self-care, school work and play. Our aim is to support children to learn new skills to help them become more independent. We do this together with the parent, child, teacher or other professionals the child may be known to.
The College of Occupational Therapy provide more information on paediatric Occupational Therapy in their leaflet Helping Children to Develop and Thrive.
If you are unhappy about care or treatment provided by the Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service of Swansea Bay University Health Board, please let us know so that we can look at what went wrong and try to make it better. You can find further information about how to do this via the Putting Things Right section of the Swansea Bay UHB website.