Meeting the demand for children’s occupational therapy
The number of children with special educational needs and disabilities is rising and with it, the demand for occupational therapy. Occupational Therapy Week 2019, from 4 November, will look at how small changes occupational therapists make have a big impact on the services they support.
A new report from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) explains how basing occupational therapists in schools can reduce waiting times, extend the reach of occupational therapy to more children, and relieve pressure on children’s services. Occupational therapists in Camden work alongside teachers to identify children whose development is at risk and recommend strategies to help them reach their potential.