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Paediatric Occupational Therapy

SEND Therapy Team

Paediatric occupational therapists support children and young people to carry out activities they need, want, or are expected to do, but are prevented from doing due to impairments, injuries or developmental conditions.

About our team

We are a team of occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. We work closely with schools and nurseries in Birmingham to support children and young people with special educational needs by linking between health and education.


How can we help?

We support settings across the city using a universal and targeted approach including:

  • family webinars covering a variety of topics such as ‘top toileting tips’; ‘how to make the home sensory friendly’; and ‘developing self-care skills’;
  • SENCo webinars to equip teaching staff with the skills to support a child’s occupational therapy needs in school;
  • 30-minute virtual advice meetings with school SENCo to discuss the needs of individual children;
  • 30-minute virtual advice meetings with early years staff and parents/carers to discuss the needs of individual children;
  • advice during multi-agency planning meetings at each school and nursery setting across the whole city.



Innovative Projects:

  • OT Champions
    This project runs in schools to train a staff member to be an occupational therapy champion. The 12-week training programme equips staff members with the skills and knowledge to set up intervention groups and address a wide range of occupational needs within the school
  • Sensory Circuits
    This half-day, in person training programme is offered to all schools across the city. The training equips a member of staff to set up a sensory circuit in their school, to support children to calm and regulate their senses in order to access the learning environment


How to contact us:

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