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Occupational Therapy, Lincolnshire Community Health Services

Occupational Therapy is part of Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) Children's Therapy team. This team also includes Children's Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy. The team work across the county in a variety of settings with children and young people aged 0-19.

Specialist Occupational Therapists work with children and young people who have physical difficulties relating to activities of self care such as bathing and toiletting and at school therapists may advise on skills such as holding a pencil or using scissors.

Where a child/young person is at risk of developing postural asymmetry , Occupational therapists work alongside Physiotherapists to measure the level of asymmetry and then provide 24 hour interventions to protect body shape and prevent further medical or orthopaedic complications caused by body distortion.

They will also become involved if buildings such as nurseries to allow the child/young person to fully access all areas alongside his/her peers. Occupational Therapists will train carers how to move and position the child/young person safely with equipment such as hoists if necessary.

The aim of the Children's Therapy team  is to help the child/young person reach their full potential through providing  appropriate intervention, advice and support.
They do this by carrying out highly specialist assessments to identify the need and, in partnership with the child or young person; parents, schools or nurseries, goals are set and management options agreed upon.
Options may be in the form of specific targeted work over a time period or advice and strategies integrated into their daily routine. The therapists do not work with the child or young person indefinitely but aim to empower them and their parents to become the experts in their own care seeking advice from the therapists when necessary. In working very closely with other professionals in health;education and social care such as specialist doctors and surgeons,teachers and carers the therapists can advise on ways to improve on physical difficulties.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Abigail Storr
Contact Position
Professional advisor for Children’s Occupational Therapy
Telephone
01522 309025
E-mail
abigail.storr@lincs-chs.nhs.uk
Website
Lincolnshire Community Health Services

Where to go

Name
Lincolnshire Community Health Services
Address
Waterside South
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
District
Lincoln
Postcode
LN5 7JH

Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 17:00
Thursday 08:30 17:00
Friday 08:30 17:00

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Self Referral
Professional Referral
Referral Details

Referrals can be made by medical professionals e.g. GP, Consultant, school nurse.

Referrals to be sent to -
Children's Therapy Service
Referral Registration
Johnson Community  Hospital
Spalding Road
Spalding
Pinchbeck
PE11 3PB 

For self-referrals parents/carers can call 01522 309025

Specific age range
0 - 19 Years
Local Offer

Local Offer

Description

SEN+D Service Description

Early identification of children with  additional educational needs.
Specialist assessment contributing to the identification of childs needs.

SEN+D Facilities

Venues will have been selected to meet the individual needs of the child  regarding access.

SEN+D Training

Therapists trained to degree level regarding children with additional  physical needs.
Therapists are registered with Health Care Professions Council. (HCPC)

SEN+D Experience

Lincolnshire Community Health Care Services -Children's Therapy Service delivers a service to children within Lincolnshire who have physical difficulties.

Experience

Lincolnshire Community Health Care Services -Children's Therapy Service delivers a service to children within Lincolnshire who have physical difficulties.

Specialist Facilities

Venues will have been selected to meet the individual needs of the child  regarding access.

Training details

Therapists trained to degree level regarding children with additional  physical needs.
Therapists are registered with Health Care Professions Council. (HCPC)

Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Universal

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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