‘Occupational therapy is a person-centred profession concerned with promoting a balanced range of occupations to enhance health and wellbeing. Occupations refer to everything people do in the course of their daily life.
Occupational therapists believe that everyone has the right to the opportunity to fulfil their potential’ (COT, 2015).
‘Occupational therapists will spend time finding out about the child’s and family’s typical daily life and what they want, need or are expected to do. They will then work together with the child, family and other key people to evaluate what helps or hinders their involvement in daily life roles. Together, possible solutions will be developed, such as exploring alternative ways of doing things or making changes to the environment to support participation’ (COT, 2015).
(2015) Occupational Therapy evidence – Fact Sheet: Occupational Therapy and Young People. College Of Occupational Therapists.
What is occupational therapy??
The purpose of childrens occupational therapy is to support children to engage with activity. Through doing this it will have a positive impact on their independence, health and well-being. We want children to build on their skills for life which they can take them into adulthood.
Skills for life which have a positive impact on the above include (there is much more!):
Butterflies Children’s occupational therapy Leeds can work with children who may be having difficulties with the above which is having a negative impact on their well-being. Goal setting and 1:1 therapy is based around the child using play and children’s interests to ensure they are engaged throughout and get the most out of their time with us.
Miffy gives a very clear idea of how children's occupational therapy can help children to meet their full potential.
Please contact the team if you feel that your child could do with some extra support with;
We are based within and around Leeds.
Butterflies children's occupational therapy uses GAS as a method of scoring the extent to which children's individual goals are achieved in the course of intervention. In short the process is split into the following 5 sections: