Alternative ways to provide children's therapy and encourage participation
Occupational Therapists working in a variety of different services present their experiences of working with children to promote independence and participation through different leisure activities.
DCD Football Club: the journey from clinical need to community venture. We will explore how one small OT team took a child’s Occupational Goal and went on a journey with Leyton Orient Football Trust to form a football club that is now being rolled out to other London boroughs. Presented by Fiona Kingsley, Children’s Occupational Therapist, Wood Street Health Centre.
Riding for the Disabled: Kate El Bizanti is an Occupational Therapist and Group Instructor at Epsom RDA. She will introduce RDA as a charity, what it might be able to provide for some of the children on your caseload and how the potential evidence for the effectiveness of riding is prime for Occupational Therapists to tap.
By sharing different ways of doing things it is hoped everyone will feel encouraged to think about how we can all offer services in an individual and appropriate way, putting participation at the centre of our practice.
All welcome at the CYPF Christmas party afterwards in a room above a nearby pub, for some drinks and snacks.