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Description

The Occupational Therapy (OT) Service is part of the Children and Young People’s specialist service (previously known as SPOT), SEND and Inclusion support Somerset. The OT team works with children and young people up to 18 years old, and advise adult OTs on support for young people up to 25 in educational setting.

The main goal of OT involvement is to:

  • Provide access to environment, services, activities and information
  • Provide high quality evidence based and measured service
  • Support children and young people to maximise their independence and quality of life in daily activities and fulfilling their aspirations
  • Support families and carers to safely manage the child’s posture
  • Anticipate the changing needs of children, young people and their carers to facilitate positive transitions.

The OT service also works closely with other teams within Children and Young People’s specialist services, social care and health services to ensure joined up working and seamless services.

The service includes:

  • Assessment and involvement in home, educational setting and respite
  • Specialist in Manual Handling assessment, training, ongoing support
  • Environmental adaptations recommendations
  • Specialist in 24 hours postural management

Here are some leaflets and documents that you may find useful.

 

You can also find information on the Support Services for Education website

Safety

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CYPSS Occupational Therapy Team Safety Leaflet

Safety advice and product information for parent carers and professionals of children and young people with additional needs.

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Type of provision

Specialist - This is for a small group of people with significant special educational needs and disabilities and their families

Contact details

Email CYPspecialistservice@somerset.gov.uk

Centre information

Accessibility and adjustments

Wheelchair access Yes

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