Occupational therapy assessments for children

An occupational therapy assessment looks at ways we can help children with additional needs carry out key life tasks at home, school and at play.

The aim of an assessment is to identify equipment, adaptations and activities which will help them develop their independence. 

Who qualifies for an assessment?

We will carry out an assessment for a child or young person who:

  • has a physical or neurological condition that significantly impacts their ability to access school facilities, get in and out of their home, bedroom or bathroom, or use a toilet or bath
  • has a sensory-motor need that significantly impacts their ability to carry out everyday tasks such as washing, going to the toilet, dressing and feeding
  • is aged 18 or under and lives in Liverpool. Children with a sensory-motor need must also be registered with a local GP

Make an online request

A parent, school, social care or health professional can request an assessment for a child using the online form below.

Request an occupational therapy assessment 

What happens next?

We will review your request and let you know our decision within 15 working days.

If we decide to carry out an assessment, we will put the child or young person on our waiting list.

There is a high demand for assessments but we will look at how urgent the child or young person’s needs are when we place them on our waiting list.