Therapies

We believe that every child and adult at Dame Hannahs should be able to experience life to the fullest and that our therapy teams are crucial in enabling this to happen. Our multi-disciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists work alongside our nurses, education team, care teams and parents to ensure that every part of a child’s or adult’s life is as good as it can be so they are able to reach their full potential.

The professionals within our therapy teams are specialists in physical disability and complex needs and are based in Ivybridge. This means that every child and young person at Dame Hannahs has their very own multi-disciplinary team who get to know them well and can work together to ensure they are providing the best care possible for them.

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    Physiotherapy

    As a Physiotherapy team we aim to support each child or adults life here at Dame Hannahs to maximise their participation in activities of daily living. We support their posture, comfort and motor skills ensuring they can live it to the fullest.

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    Occupational Therapy

    Our Occupational therapy Team is an integral part of Dame Hannah’s multi-disciplinary approach to support personal independence and activity engagement. Occupational Therapists work with the children and young adults in the classroom, home setting, learning through play and the wider community to support occupational engagement. Therapeutic input is tailored to individuals’ physical and cognitive abilities to support skill development and engagement to support greater participation and quality of life.

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    Speech and Language Therapy

    Young people with physical disabilities and sensory disabilities are often unable to express themselves fully using speech. At Dame Hannahs, the speech and language therapy department help young people realise their communication potential by providing them with the means, reasons and opportunities to do this.

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    Eating and Drinking Assessment Team

    At Hannahs we believe everyone has the right to enjoy mealtimes in a safe, sociable and relaxed manner. The Hannahs eating and drinking assessment team is led by speech and language therapists who have specialist dysphagia training. The team also incorporates nurses, physio and occupational therapists. We provide assessments, therapy, training and written guidelines to ensure our young people are supported to achieve their potential at mealtimes, building on skills, whilst reducing the risk of choking or aspiration.

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    Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Service

    This service is relocating on 1 March 2020. Click for contact details.

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