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The North Derbyshire Children's Occupational Therapy service work with children who are aged 0 to 19 and have a physical difficulty or disability resulting in a functional difficulty. Occupational Therapists work with the child, family and relevant professionals from health, education and social care settings to maximise a child's participation, performance and enjoyment in everyday life.

These may be in areas such as:

  • Self-care: washing, dressing, using cutlery, using the toilet
  • Productivity: learning, handwriting, activities in the classroom or home
  • Leisure: play, sports, hobbies

Children may be seen in clinic at The Den, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, in the community at home, school or nursery, or by video appointment. 

The team also run interactive virtual workshops based on practical strategies to support children with sensory processing needs enabling them to carry out everyday tasks. The topics covered in virtual workshops include dressing, teeth cleaning, hair brushing, bottom wiping and using cutlery.

There is also additional pre-recorded information outlining a basic understanding of Sensory Processing which is recommended for viewing prior to participation in the interactive workshop. 

For more information about the service, full details of dates, how to refer and how to access pre recorded content visit the Children's Occupational Therapy Service.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01246 514 553