Can an assessment and recommendations by Thrive OT be used for my child’s Education and Health Care Plan or does the assessment need to be provided by a statutory occupational therapist?
As Independent Occupational Therapists (private) it is our professional duty to provide a fully independent and unbiased assessment and to make recommendations according to the child’s individual needs. We are regulated by the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) each holding a unique registration number, and members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. Input for an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) or statement can be provided by a private OR statutory occupational therapist. The occupational therapist, regardless of their professional setting, is required to provide recommendations based on the needs of the child and not the resources available. Please see IPSEA website for Common Myths regarding therapy services and EHCPs.
If a child requires occupational therapy for learning (not related to a health need), it should be included in Part 2 and 3 of the EHC Plan. The responsibility for providing that service then ultimately falls on the Local Authority (LA). Common myth 1
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is a health profession which aims to facilitate a child’s engagement, participation and performance in every day meaningful activities. We apply theory and evidence to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. Interventions are based on psychological, cognitive, behavioural, neurological, occupational science and sensory integration theory.
For more information go to: www.rcot.co.uk
What are your rates?
Please contact us as our fees are based on the type of service you require. We have subsidised rates for parents and charities.
Do you work in or visit my child’s school?
The following is a list of all the schools we work in (2019-2020, and 2020-2021). Our OTS are part of the school team and can be contacted through the school office or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Not all children in the school will be actively seen by an OT, please speak to your class teacher or SENCO to discuss your child’s needs.
Kingsley Learning Foundation: Kingsley Special Academy and The Redkite Academy
Dorothy Goodman (including Cleveland House and The Fusion Academy)
Greenfields School and Sports College
The Redway School
Rowan Gate Primary School (Rushden and Wellingborough)
Purple Oaks Academy
Oracle Care and Education
Inspire academy trust: Includes The Abbey Primary School, Standards Barn Primary School
Northampton Primary Academy Trust: Includes Ecton Brook Primary School, Lings Primary School, Weston Favel Primary School, East Hunsbury Primary School, Thorplands Primary School, Blackthorn Primary School, Headlands Primary School, Rectory Farm Primary School, Simon de Senlis Primary School, Upton Meadows Primary School.
Thrive OTS also work in many other local schools on an individual basis. SENCOS, parents, outside agencies including Educational Psychologists and Speech Therapists or your GP can contact us to assess your child.
Please get in touch and ask us how we can help:
Info@thrive-ots.co.uk or 01604 644537