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Occupational therapy in Neurology and Neurosurgical team

Who we are

We are a team of occupational therapists and therapy assistants who work within the Neurology and Neurosurgical team. We are available during office hours Monday to Friday.

What we do in the hospital

Occupational therapists work as part of the multi-disciplinary team. We look at many activities a child or young person does from sitting up to getting dressed. We will be involved in assessing what your child is able to do and any areas they are having difficulties with. This may include things like washing and dressing, playing or moving around.

You will be informed of the assessments and up dated on our intervention regularly. If required we will refer to wheelchair services to assess for and provide a wheelchair either on a short term or longer term basis. If any equipment or adaptations are required we will assess and refer for this too.

Why we ask you about your home and what happens after your child goes home

We will talk to you about your home and any difficulties you may anticipate when your child goes home such as accessing bathing facilities or multiple steps to get in or out of the house. There may be the need to involve Social Services occupational therapists who assess for the provision of equipment and adaptations. If we feel this could be a possibility we will make the referral as early as possible as many services have waiting lists. This can be cancelled if it is decided that their input is not required. There may be the need for a visit to your home by hospital and or Social Services occupational therapists to assess and measure for equipment, check access into the home and accessibility around the home.

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Disclaimer

Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

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