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The North Derbyshire Children's Occupational Therapy service work with children who are aged 0-19 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 offer practical skills workshops and also training to parents and professionals.

Further information about the service, including referral criteria and process can be found at Children's Occupational Therapy. Telephone: 01246 514 553; Email:

The team run virtual workshops on Understanding Sensory Processing Needs and practical strategies to support children with sensory processing needs to carry out everyday, practical tasks. Parents and carers can book a place on the workshop:

Friday 2 December 2022 9.30-12.30