Occupational therapy helps people take part in everyday life to improve their health and wellbeing. They can help with activities, or occupations we would normally perform every day.
These are examples of occupations that young people need to perform.
Self-care occupations, for example:
- getting ready to go out
- eating a meal
- using the toilet
Being productive occupations, for example:
- going to nursery or school
Leisure occupations, for example:
- playing with friends
- doing hobbies
Sensory Integration Occupational Therapists/ID CAMHS
Sensory integration means how we experience, interpret and react to (or ignore) information from our senses.
The occupational therapist explores how the sensory integration difficulties impact how the child participates in their daily activities. This means what they want to do, what they need to do and what you expect them to do).
At ID CAMHS we look into sensory integration challenges as part of our multidisciplinary team approach. We explore whether the child’s mental health difficulties and/or behaviours that challenge are rooted in sensory integration difficulties.
- training for parents
- complete individual assessments
- recommendations for helpful activities for home and school to support the child’s sensory needs
- individual Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) therapy to those who need it at their therapy space
Dorset Council's Children's Occupational Therapy service
Physiotherapy can help restore movement and function as a result of an injury, illness or disability.
Therapy services in Dorset
There are Children's Therapy Services in Dorset County Hospital and Poole Hospital.
Children's Therapy Service sees children and young people in Dorset.
See our Family Information Directory to find out more about:
- the Children's Therapy Service in at Dorset County Hospital
- Children's Therapy Service at Poole Hospital