Child writing at school with help from teacher.

The occupational therapists at Manchester OT work closely in partnership with parents who may be concerned about their child’s development and how it is affecting their performance in everyday tasks. Our occupational therapists are able to help find solutions that may minimise the difficulties your child may be experiencing.

Services we provide

There are a variety of services that Manchester OT can offer parents, including:

1:1 treatment

Our occupational therapists can provide one on one treatment to your child in the home, school or clinic environment depending on your preference.


Manchester OT provides children with the opportunity to develop in a group setting amongst those with similar difficulties and of similar ages and abilities. We offer a range of paediatric groups including:

Fine Motor Improvment:

This group is aimed at improving the coordination and strength of the hands which is required for carrying out fine motor movements


This group focuses on improving the core aspects that underline handwriting including legibility, spacing, alignment, visual perception, posture and pencil grip

Movement and Co-ordination:

This group is designed for those who have difficulty producing fluent and accurate gross motor movements and require input aimed at improving balance and coordination

Concentration and Memory:

This group is aimed at implementing strategies and techniques to improve concentration and memory to boost performance in the school and/or home environment


This group uses the principles of heat and buoyancy and antigravity positioning to develop your childs core stability and muscle strength

These groups are aimed at different areas of child development and can be particularly beneficial to those with low confidence. These groups are a great way for children to interact with others, without feeling intimidated by the prospect of one on one therapy. The groups we offer are led by two experienced occupational therapists and run throughout the year.


Our occupational therapists carry out holistic assessments to gain an insight into the difficulties a child is experiencing. The assessments available at Manchester OT include:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder Assessment
  • Dyspraxia Assessment
  • Movement ABC
  • Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH)
  • Handwriting Assessment
  • Functional Assessment
  • Equipment Assessment
  • Sensory Assessment
  • Risk Assessment


Manchester OT offers treatment to suit an individual’s needs. We are able to provide treatment in the home, school or clinic environment depending on the child’s needs. Types of treatments we use include:

  • One on One Treatment
  • Home visits
  • School visits
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Fine motor improvement
  • Concentration and memory improvement
  • Gross motor activity training
  • Handwriting improvement
  • Hydrotherapy


Our occupational therapists liaise frequently with parents throughout the assessment and treatment process to set collaborative goals. Information gathered and recommendations made following an assessment will then be written up in a report and given to the parents to give an overview of any difficulties highlighted. Our occupational therapists are happy to discuss reports in further detail if required.

Conditions we help

Our Occupational Therapists are experienced in assessing and treating children with a variety of difficulties and/or conditions.

Types of conditions and difficulties we treat include *:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Delayed Milestones
  • Dyspraxia
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Sensory Processing Disorder

*Please note that this list is not exclusive.

Why Manchester OT?

Here at Manchester OT, we aim to ensure that we meet the needs of all of our clients and their relatives. We ensure:

  • Collaborative working
  • Experienced Occupational Therapists
  • Fast report turnaround
  • Quality service
  • No waiting lists
  • Home, school and clinic sessions available

Please contact us or call 0161 883 0088 to see how we can help.

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