Children's Occupational Therapy Service

Paediatric occupational therapy is available for children and young people aged 0 to 16 (up to 19 for those in special schools) who have difficulty taking part in day-to-day activities such as dressing, feeding, writing, playing and using tools.

Occupational therapists assess and provide individually tailored treatment to help children and young people maximise their independence and reduce the difficulties they are experiencing.  This includes individual and group work, mother and baby sessions and activities to enable the child and their family to develop their skills at home and school. They also work closely with family members and school staff to ensure that the home and learning environment is suitable for the child's needs.

The service supports children and young people with difficulties and impairments including:

  • cerebral palsy
  • muscular dystrophy
  • developmental delay and learning disabilities
  • profound multiple disabilities
  • sensory processing disorder
  • developmental co-ordination disorder, e.g. dyspraxia
  • autistic spectrum disorder
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • juvenile arthritis.

Therapy is provided in a range of locations in Brent including.

  • playgroups, nurseries and children’s centres
  • mainstream schools
  • special schools
  • at home
  • occupational therapy clinics at the Willesden and Wembley Centres for Health and Care.

Age group

0-16 years old (up to 19 for those in special schools)


Paediatric Occupational Therapy Manager, Willesden Centre for Health and Care, Robson Avenue, Willesden, NW10 3RY,

Contact number

020 8438 7270