Occupational Therapy: Paediatric

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy service is an outpatient, short term needs-led service for children and young people to maximise their participation and independence in daily life.

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy team are part of the Occupational Therapy department.

We are a specialist short term service, who work with children and young people aged from birth to 18 years, who are unable to complete the daily occupations they need to, want to or are required to do.

Daily life is made up of many occupations such as:

  • Self-care tasks including feeding, dressing, bathing, brushing teeth and hair cutting.
  • Productivity (nursery or school) tasks such as handwriting, using scissors and using a ruler.
  • Leisure activities such as riding a bike and throwing and catching a ball.

We work with the child or young person and their family to identify meaningful goals. We are part of the physical health service and assess children in a clinic based setting. We complete a range of assessments to identify any barriers to a child’s occupational performance and use graded meaningful activities to maintain, develop and maximise their independence in their daily occupations.

Children’s Centre Therapy Department 0191 569 9123

This line is available Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Outpatient Paediatric Occupational Therapy is based at:

Children's Centre

Durham Road



Children can be referred to Outpatient Paediatric Occupational Therapy via their Sunderland Royal Hospital Paediatric Consultant.

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP

Tel: 0191 565 6256

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Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 9HP

Tel: 0191 565 6256

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