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Sunday 17 February 2019
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Special Schools Service in Derbyshire

Childrens Therapy Services Young Wheelchair User

The Paediatric Therapy Special Schools Service provides a specialist health service to children in special schools.

The team consists of qualified Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, Technical Instructors and a Therapy Practitioner.  More than one profession may be involved with your child. There is also administration support.

How can the team help your child?

  • Offering advice on how they move around

  • Offering advice on how they can access the environment

  • How to stay comfortable and free from joint and muscular pain

  • Participate in Daily Living Skills (feeding, drinking, washing & bathing, toileting) 

  • Participation in play

  • Participation in curricular activities

  • Assess for specific equipment to help with these skills 


How can you work with us?

After assessment, we will agree a joint plan of therapy with you and enter into a joint therapy agreement which defines parent's, therapist's and school's roles.  Family members will be asked to participate actively in the therapy programme. You are free to contact us if you have any queries or concerns about our involvement. We value close liaison with you. It is important that we work together.

Other professional groups we may work with

  • Acute Hospital Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services

  • Education Staff

  • Short Breaks Services

  • Social Care Occupational Therapists advise on housing adaptations

  • Social Care staff including social workers and familly support workers

  • Specialist Health Visitors

  • Speech Therapists

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Paediatrician's and GP's

  • Voluntary sector staff working with your child

  • Wheelchair Services 



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