Support for children and young people under 18 with sensory based behaviours.
Who do we support?
Sensory processing is the way our brains organise and process the information that comes in through our senses. This helps us to feel safe and comfortable and enables us to behave appropriately.
For some children, this doesn't happen as it should which may result in some sensory based behaviours. The Disabled Children's Team Occupational Therapy service provide support for children and young people under 18 who need support with their sensory based behaviours.
getting into or around your home
moving on or off the bed, toilet, bath or chair
staying safe in your home or garden
What kind of support of you offer?
We offer visits and advice to families on different strategies that might support a child or young person with their sensory based behaviours. Children and young people with sensory processing behaviours might:
- struggle to sit still
- appear unaware of danger
- dislike wearing certain clothes or textures
- dislike clearning their teeth, washing or being touched
- seek out or aviod being hugged or touched
- seek out certain movements (e,g, spinning or rocking)
- hit, bite or pinch themselves.
If these behaviours are farmiliar to you, you might be entitled to a service from us.
What is your criteria?
Our criteria is that your child or young person must:
- have a learning disability and be known to the Children's Learning Disability Team.
- your child must have challenging behaviour
To start using our service a referral needs to be made by a social worker of the Children's Learning Disability Team.
Once a referral has been made you be sent a form to complete about your child/young person's behaviours which will help us to decide whether we can offer your child a service. Please be aware that there is currently a long waiting list for this service.
What is the transition from children's services to adult services?
Last Updated 3 March 2017 by Findability Team.
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