About children and young people's occupational therapy in Enfield
Occupational therapists help children and young people improve their ability to participate in everyday activities (“occupations”). These occupations may include self-care tasks (for example getting dressed, eating), play and leisure activities (such as riding a bicycle, playing with Lego) and participating in school life (for example using a pencil and scissors).
Occupational therapists work closely with the child, young person, parents and teachers with the aim of helping the child to participate as fully as possible in their chosen occupations.
We offer assessment, advice and therapy to children who have a wide range of additional needs.
Who is the service for?
Disabled children or those with additional needs can be referred to Children‘s Occupational Therapy if they are having difficulties performing their daily occupations. These can be difficulties with:
- completing self-care tasks (such as bathing, brushing teeth);
- participating in daily school life (such as participating in PE lessons, organising their school equipment and work);
- engaging in leisure and play activities (such as swinging on a swing, drawing & colouring).
Children must live within the borough of Enfield or be registered with an Enfield GP. They must be aged between 0-18 years.
Unfortunately we are not commissioned to see children who attend an Enfield school but do not live in the borough nor have an Enfield GP. These children need to be referred to their home borough’s NHS Occupational Therapy service. If your child attends an Enfield Special School please access your school's OT service through the school.
Referrals for home equipment or housing adaptations need to go to Enfield Local Authority Social Services Children's Occupational Therapy Team. Please check the Enfield council website for information on their service.