Children's occupational therapy

Our team of specialist children’s occupational therapists and therapy assistants will provide assessment, treatment and advice to children and their families in a range of locations including home, school or hospital clinics. We assess and treat children who have long term health needs or problems with movement and co ordination.

We will make sure your child reaches their potential. We know how important it is to you and your child for them to become as independent as possible either with self care, activities of daily living, in school, in play, leisure and for them to be safe and have better mobility and co ordination.

We work alongside other professionals involved with your child to ensure a holistic approach to treatment and assessment.

You can be referred to us by any health care professional and some selected professionals in education. We provide our service from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm. You may be asked to sign a consent form which will allow us to see your child in school at times when you may not be able to be present. Your child’s occupational therapy treatment may include:

  • exercises
  • hands on therapy
  • equipment provision
  • advice and strategies to use at home or school to complement therapy
  • group activity to improve co ordination


You can contact us Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm

University Hospital of North Tees
01429 522717

University Hospital of Hartlepool
01429 522717

Useful Links

British Association of Occupational Therapists