Clinics & services
Children's Occupational Therapy (Northumberland)
This service is provided to children with functional difficulties arising from a physical disability who live in or attend school in Northumberland, up to their 18th birthday.
It aims to enable children to attain optimal occupational performance and promote active engagement in all activities of daily living including social inclusion, self-care, school work, play and leisure.
Functional difficulties may arise secondary to a range of conditions, for example developmental coordination disorder, muscular dystrophy, some learning disabilities and cerebral palsy. This service aims to maximise a child's potential for independence by teaching self-help skills, providing equipment, recommending adaptations and providing advice to parents, carers and other professionals.
Children aged 0-18 years.
Child Health Centre, Wansbeck General Hospital
Monday-Friday 8.30am - 5pm
Referral by GP, health or social care professional (see referral guidance in useful forms section). Fax: 01670 564 053.