All children are different and develop at different speeds. Some children find learning certain skills more difficult than others and they may need specialist assessment and advice from one of our therapists.
Our Children’s Therapy Service team works closely together to support children and young people who need specialist help from one or more of our therapy services. These include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. We support children from birth to 19 years across the whole of Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth.
Our vision is that all children and young people are provided with the skills they need to take part, as effectively as possible, in everyday situations and are supported to reach their full potential.
All our therapists are qualified to degree level, are registered with the Health Care Professions Council www.hcpc-uk.org and are DBS checked (Disclosure Barring Service).
Individuals are also registered with their own professional organisations:
Speech and Language Therapy: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists www.rcslt.org
Physiotherapy: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy www.csp.org.uk
Occupational Therapy: British Association of Occupational Therapists www.cot.co.uk
We undertake a specialist assessment to understand what your child’s strengths and difficulties are, and if further support is needed. This helps us to provide the best quality care and most appropriate support for you and your child.
We always work in partnership with you to ensure you and your child are at the heart of everything we do. We also work very closely with other professionals, such as nursery key workers, learning support assistants, teachers and our own therapy technicians and assistants.
The support we provide to your child is based on their needs; it is individual to them. We aim to offer support in the most appropriate setting for your child. This may be in a health centre or a children’s centre. Depending on their needs, we may also visit your child at their pre-school, school or at home.
We support children and young people who: