What is Occupational Therapy?

"Occupation" is a term which refers to partaking in purposeful activities that allow us to live. This includes day-to-day tasks such as self-care skills, attending school or work and partaking in social and leisure activities.

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Occupational therapy can help infants, children and young people grow, learn, play and socialise so they can develop, thrive and reach their full potential. 

Most people who see an occupational therapist want to explore why they may have difficulty performing everyday activities like; dressing, tying shoe laces, feeding themselves, paying attention, writing, drawing, completing classwork or learning the skills to live independently. Some people may have difficulty regulating their emotions or unwinding to get a good nights sleep.

At B-Independent Therapy we support an individual to reach their maximum level of independence so they can enjoy all aspects of life. We have a B-lief that everyone can achieve. Therapy should be B-spoke to an individual's life and personal goals. We B-lieve that life is about B-ing happy and partaking in all elements of life. We will work with you to adapt and grade activities and develop the skills your child needs.

 

Who we work with

Children and young people aged 0-25.

  

We work with children, adolescents and young adults with a range of conditions as well as individuals without diagnosis. For example, children who have had a difficult start to life or born prematurely, children with global developmental delay or developmental coordination disorder, cerebral palsy, paediatric strokes, obstetric brachial plexus palsy, squared and traumatic brain injuries, down’s syndrome, autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental difficulties.

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