Children's occupational therapy

Children and young people who have a specific functional concern which significantly impacts on their daily living skills, and are out of keeping with their general developmental profile.

Under 5 service provision

Who is the service for?

Children with:

  • Developmental delay
  • Neurological impairment
  • Difficulty with motor skills affecting function

Age range: 0-5 years

Core Offer

Referrals are prioritized depending on the severity and complexity. All accepted new referrals will receive an initial assessment session in order to determine the child’s needs.

Level of provision following this initial assessment is based on individual need and can include:

  1. Individual Therapy sessions
  2. Group block of input  
  3. Advice followed by review appointments
  4. Hand splints
  5. Equipment assessments

How to access the service

Referrals are accepted from all professionals including acute consultants and GP practices.

Over 5 service provision

Who is the service for?

Clients with reduced independence in daily function and difficulty with motor skills affecting function

Age range: 5-19 years

Core Offer

Referrals are prioritized depending on the severity and complexity. All accepted new referrals will receive an initial assessment session in order to determine the child’s needs.

Level of provision following this initial assessment is based on individual need and can include:

  1. Individual Therapy sessions
  2. Groups 
  3. Advice followed by review appointments
  4. Hand splints
  5. Equipment assessments

How to access the service

Referrals are accepted from all professionals including acute consultants and GP practices.

Clients with reduced independence in daily function and difficulty with motor skills affecting function

Special schools provision

Who is the service for?

Pupils attending special schools requiring assessment for equipment to enable access to the curriculum

Age range: 3-19 years

Core Offer

Level of provision following is based on individual need and can include:

  1. Equipment assessments for ADL
  2. Upper limb splinting
  3. Advice, therapy programmes and reviews

How to access the service

Referrals are accepted from all professionals including acute consultants and GP practices.

Patient information

Contact our service in Havering

Children's physiotherapy service
The Acorn Centre
306 London Road
Romford
RM7 9NH

Tel: 0300 300 1888
Email: enquiriesacorncentre@nelft.nhs.uk
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Referrals

Please email - nem-tr.ReferralsAcornCentre@nhs.net. Referrals will be accepted from professionals in education, health care and social services, and the voluntary sector. Please refer to the For clinicians page for more information.