Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is an essential part of Hannahs multi-disciplinary approach and involves the therapist working with the child, young person or adult to develop independence in daily living skills, from eating, drinking, bathing, sleep systems and toilet seating to operating lights. Our young people are continually assessed and therapy is individually tailored to their needs.

Occupational therapy helps the individual to be as independent as possible and access areas of work and productivity such as education, vocational activities and responsibilities in the home environment. This can be done with the use of adapted equipment such as hand splints to enable functional skills.

The occupational therapists at Hannahs are permanent members of staff who are specialised and experienced in working with children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities.

They also provide training for other members of staff to ensure that any equipment is used correctly and therefore maximising opportunities and development potential.