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Paediatric Occupational Therapy for children with Complex Needs - working with families and in special schools

Learn about evidence-based Occupational Therapy for children with complex needs from birth to transition to adulthood, considering the application of theory, assessment and interventions.

This is a new one day course designed as an addition to the Introduction to Paediatric Occupational Therapy course ran by OT Applied . It is aimed at Paediatric Occupational Therapists who are interested to learn from clinicians who are specialists in their field, about working in special schools and with the families of children with complex physical, sensory and learning needs . It will appeal to new graduates as well as those working in paediatrics (and other areas of OT) at band 5 or 6 level and prior knowledge of ICF and OTIPM is recommended.​

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Course Content

  • Applying ICF and OTIPM to children with complex needs

  • Service models including applying the Tiered Approach

  • Current best practice in assessment and goal setting

  • Theory in action: postural care, enabling environments and participation, specialist equipment

  • Working as part of a team with families and health and education services

  • Dealing with degenerative conditions and palliative care

What our participants say about this course

What was good about this course?

Comprehensive content, very useful as I have recently moved into paediatric OT from Adults services.

What was good about this course?

Vast array of content and reinforcing the importance of the foundations and bases of OT with children.

What was good about this course?

Great information shared - very pleased to have the ICF framework to help with mapping input.

What was good about this course?

Lots of content and extra supplementary information. Great being on line as helps with cost and travel and need for accommodation.

What was good about this course?

Thinking of individual case study and applying this through course activity.

What was good about this course?

Gives a great broad overview of issues and key areas in working with CYP with complex needs.

Register your interest for upcoming courses here.

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