For Individuals

Assessment can be arranged for children with a variety of difficulties. Areas of function assessed include:

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Handwriting difficulties and speed

Scissor skills


Personal care

Life stages: transition to pre-school, school, secondary school or adulthood

Following assessment a programme of intervention is devised to work on the priorities of each child and their family.  This could include:

Individual treatment

Treatment sessions to work towards individual goals.  A written programme of activities that can be carried out with a parent or member of school staff is often also provided.

Intervention is targeted to meet individual goals for example, with a focus on developing sensory strategies or handwriting. Sensory Integration Therapy is provided in some settings.

Recommendation of equipment

Equipment to provide postural support or to assist with developing skills.  Examples include moulded pencil grips, a writing slope or a seat cushion.

Liaison with Teachers and participation in the EHCP assessment and annual review process

Your Occupational Therapist can meet with your child’s teacher or SENCo to discuss the assessment and recommended intervention.  A report to summarise the identified difficulties can be provided to support an Education, Health and Care Plan assessment.

Attendance at educational meetingsĀ or anĀ annual reviews can be arranged to report progress and make plans made for ongoing therapy.

Supporting Transitions to pre-school, primary and secondary school 

Assessment of development and identification of barriers and strategies for a successful transition to a new environment.

To minimise disruption and encourage communication with other professionals sessions ideally take place at school.  If this is not possible a community venue in Brentwood can be arranged.