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Oxon Children's Integrated Therapies

Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy as part of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust - Occupational Therapists (OTs) enable children and young people to take part as fully as possible in activities that are part of their daily lives.  OTs work with children and…

Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy as part of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

- Occupational Therapists (OTs) enable children and young people to take part as fully as possible in activities that are part of their daily lives.  OTs work with children and young people who have learning and physical and/or sensory difficulties which impact their ability to participate in normal everyday activities.

- Physiotherapists (Physios) work with children and young people of all ages who have a range of problems that effect their ability to move part or all of their body.  By improving range, strength, control, coordination or balance a physio may help a child learn to turn their head, crawl, sit, walk or help with more advanced skills of running, throwing and catching or sports.

- Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs) work with children and young people of all ages with a range of difficulties that impact on communication including: listening, understanding, putting ideas into words, making sentences, speech development, stammering, voice problems, social interaction skills and eating and swallowing difficulties.  The service helps children and young people to develop speech, language or alternative means of communication.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Administration Department - for General Enquiries
Telephone
01865 904435
E-mail
oxonchildrens.therapies@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
Website
Oxford Health - Children & Young People

Where to go

Name
See website for details of location

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referral Pathway - Single point of access for therapies

- 1 form for Early years 0-5 ( form is also used to access specialist support services within the local authority )

- 1 form for School Age Age 5+ years/Year 1 and above

referral forms &* additional information about each therapy are accessibel on the Oxford health Website.

Additional Information

Providing services to
Disabled children/young people

Notes

Who we offer this service to:

Children and Young people 0-19 years.  Across Oxfordshire, we will facilitate a supportive transition to adult services when the young person reaches 18.  The transition process can be started at the Year 9 review in partnership with Education Services.

How and when we do it: Monday - Friday

Therapists will work with you/your child/young person to assess their strengths and needs.  This will be done through activities, exercises, observations and assessments.  Following assessment, the therapists work with settings and schools to develop goals for you, the child or young person.  Therapy support may then continue in a range of ways including advice/activity recommendations, therapy/exercise programmes, direct therapy, therapy groups, training for others.  Support is offered in the most appropriate environment for the child/young person and famility eg schools, nurseries, own homes, community clinics, childrens centres.

Therapy teams work in an integrated way as part of a team around the child and family and in close partnership with Advisory Teachers within Education and Colleagues in Health and Social Care.  Childrens Integrated Therapies work within three integrated area teams.  Some countywide Specialist Support Services work across the county eg Hearing Impairment, Dysfluency etc.

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 02/02/2021

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

This information has been collected from third party providers and Oxfordshire County Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information nor does inclusion represent a recommendation or an endorsement. Parents, carers, young people and professionals are recommended to check that organisations and services are appropriate and safe before they attend.
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