Our Occupational Therapists provide a high quality service to children and young people in Harrow.
- Telephone number: 020 8869 3011
- Location: Chaucer Unit, Northwick Park Hospital
- Division: Women's and children's services
- General manager: Maria Luscombe (Head of paediatric therapies)
About the service
Our Occupational Therapists in Harrow provide a high quality service to children and young people who:
- have a Harrow GP
- have a Harrow Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and attend a Harrow school.
The team work with children and young people to help them develop the skills they need to be a part of everyday activities (known as occupations) as independently as possible. These activities might include:
- personal care skills, including dressing, toileting, feeding, and brushing teeth
- completing school activities, such as using scissors or using a pencil
- being able to participate in fun leisure activities.
We work in partnership with you and your child, as well as with other people who are important in your child's life, such as their teachers.
Our aim is to support you and your child to be confident in overcoming barriers your child may experience when participating in day to day activities. To do this, we may:
- suggest alternative ways of doing activities
- provide specialist equipment
- provide advice on how you can adapt your environment for your child
- provide advice on learning new approaches.
Conditions we care for
Our team look after children and young people who have a functional difficulty with self-care, accessing school activities or taking part in leisure activities. This must be as a result of delay or difficulty with:
- limb/fine motor skills
- visual perceptual skills
- sensory processing skills
- motor planning skills
We can only see young people in secondary school who have a diagnosed physical disability.
Our Developmental Coordination Service will see children and young people who are up to 16 years old.
Please note we do not provide equipment at home.
Where we provide your care
Our team work in clinics and other locations, including:
- Northwick Park Hospital
- Caryl Thomas Clinic
- Alexandra Avenue Clinic
We have an open referral system. That means that anyone who has the consent of the child or young person's parent can make a referral.
Send your referral by email, or write to us at Paediatric Therapies, Chaucer Unit, Level 3, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3UJ.