The Occupational Therapy (OT) Service is part of the SPOT (Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy) service, SEND and Inclusion support Somerset. The OT team works with children and young people (CYP) up to 18 years old, and advise adult OTs on support for young people up to 25 in educational setting.
The main goal of OT involvement is to:
The OT service also works closely with other teams within SPOT services, social care and health services to ensure joined up working and seamless services.
The service includes:
Here are some leaflets that you may find useful.
Children’s Occupational Therapy Team
Car/seat Safety Device Information
Basic positioning for lying at night
Moving and Handling Information
Posture and Seating Information
Service Core Standards, Core Provision and Specifications – Occupational Therapy
You can also find information on the Support Services for Education website
The Occupational Therapy Service offers support for children and young people and their families living in Somerset with either or both:
Functional difficulties due to their disabilities that can’t be meet by universal/targeted services alone.
The child and young person’s condition has a substantial impact on the quality of the child and young person or family life.
To access occupational therapy, call Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224 and selecting options ‘children’s team’ and ‘other’.
For pre-referral advice please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This service is available Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.