Occupational Therapy Essex

Occupational Therapy Essex is an independent occupational therapy practice specialising in working with children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Dyspraxia, Developmental Delay and those with handwriting difficulties.

Assessment and intervention for individual children and occasional or regular work in schools.

Every family can expect a personalised service and individual attention. Goals are set to meet each family’s priorities and are worked towards within agreed timescales. If it is felt that a child’s needs can be better met elsewhere information will be provided and alternatives will be suggested.

Fees are set according to the time, expertise and resources required to provide a professional service. This includes face-to-face time as well as report writing, liaison with others, planning and travel. Discounts are available for regular contracts. A free of charge telephone consultation is available and a written quote for services will be provided.

Individual Assessment and Therapy
OT Essex therapists specialise in working with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Dyspraxia, Developmental Delay and handwriting difficulties. We may also be able to assist with other medical conditions including mild cerebral palsy and autistic spectrum disorders.

Intervention for Schools
OT Essex provides intervention in schools for individual pupils or groups. Handwriting assessment for access arrangements can be arranged. Support for schools to develop policies and practices related to motor skills and handwriting.
Experience in primary and secondary settings.

Early Years
Assessment and intervention in early years settings. Support for staff to encourage early development or work with individual children. Group work to encourage independence with essential skills such as dressing, feeding and toileting. Further work in this area is provided by our pre-school group service www.getreadyclub.co.uk

Training and Service Development
Training for staff, carers and pupils on a variety of subjects including motor skills, handwriting or gym trail.

Transition support for all stages of school transfer.

Pupil Premium
Improving outcomes by supporting development of independence, motor skills, handwriting and confidence.

Who the service provides for

Services provided for children up to around 18 years of age.

Hours of operation

Mon - Fri 8.30 - 5.00

How the service is accessed

Accessed directly
No referral necessary
Not usually a waiting list although at some times of the year some children may need to wait 2-3 weeks for an assessment.

Phone number

07903 085883

Operational locations

  • Brentwood