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Paediatric Rehabilitation provides Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy services to children and young people aged from 0 to 18 years.
Assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment (direct and indirect) are provided for children with physical disabilities/neurological impairment, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Talipes and musculoskeletal disorders. The service also assesses children receiving Oncology team care who require short term loan of equipment when they are referred by the community Paediatric Nursing team.
The service provides a range of remedial activities to enable children to achieve their maximum physical, psychological and social functional potential. Therapists will identify any requirements for specialist equipment/aids to daily living, and refer to other services for provision.
The services implement and review therapy programmes working in partnership with families using a family centred approach. Children are seen in a range of settings including home, nursery, children’s centres, mainstream and special schools. Services include fast tracking for children in special circumstances i.e. Looked After Children, and can provide service information, including care pathways, training and clinical development and feedback from service users.
Who is the service provided to?
Children with physical disabilities/neurological impairment, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, talipes and musculoskeletal disorders.
Where is the service provided from?
Children are seen in a range of settings including home, nursery, children’s centres, mainstream and special schools.
When is the service provided?
From Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm.
How do people access the service?
You will need a referral from a health professional, such as GP, School Nurse, Health Visitor, Paediatrician or Doctor. If a school Special Needs Co-ordinator, Educational Psychologist or parent contacts us to refer a child we ask that they notify the child’s G.P. and School Nurse/Doctor.
When children are accepted to the service, the referral is prioritised according to criteria that will be shared with you and you will be sent information about our service. Your child will be seen within 18 weeks of referral.
Colchester 01206 286607/286617
Tendring Team based at Clacton Hospital 01255 201606