Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy aims to improve your ability to do everyday tasks if you're having difficulties.

Occupational therapy can help you with practical tasks if you:

  • are physically disabled

  • are recovering from an illness or operation

  • have learning disabilities

  • have mental health problems

  • are getting older

Occupational therapists work with people of all ages and can look at all aspects of daily life in your home, school or workplace.

They look at activities you find difficult and see if there's another way you can do them.

For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/occupational-therapy/

The Fizzy Programme

The Fizzy and Clever Hands Programme has been developed by therapist in Kent Community NHS Trust.

It has three stages

  • Beginners (level 1)

  • Intermediate (level 2)

  • Advanced (level 3)

The FIZZY and Clever Hands Programmes are recommended by occupational therapy as programmes for schools to use to assist in the development of motor skills for those children who find this challenging. 

It can be helpful to use this programme when you are concerned about a child's motor skills. It can help you to establish whether or not a referral to occupational therapy is required or can be used while a child is waiting to be seen by occupational therapy.

https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/kids/healthcare-professionals/paediatric-occupational-therapy/fizzy-programme/

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