Our sensory systems need input to keep us alert, engaged and productive. Certain types of movement and sensation help us to regulate in order to be able to move, learn and pay attention.
Different activities may work better at different times. Observe your child's energy level and choose playful and motivating activities that match their needs. Use your imagination and have fun!
Children's Occupational Therapists work with children from birth to 18 (or 19 if attending Complex Need schools). If your child or young person is under the Occupational Therapy teams, you can speak to them about any questions you may have.
If you think your child requires specialist support, please speak to their GP.
If you have any questions about your child or young person's general health or development, you can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
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