What is Occupational Therapy? A helpful guide for our young people on what we do

What does OT mean?

OT is a shorter way of saying Occupational Therapy.

The person who you are going to meet is called an Occupational Therapist but, you might also hear them being called an OT too.

Why do I need to see an OT?

Everyone has a job that they need to do. For an adult this might be going to work or going food shopping. For a child this is growing, playing, learning and going to school. Sometimes being able to join in with these everyday tasks can be hard and that is when you might need to see an OT.

What does an OT do?

The OT will ask what you find tricky to do for yourself. This can be anything including: Brushing your teeth. Getting dressed. Using a knife and fork. The OT might ask you to take part in some fun games and activities to get to know you better. They may also talk to you about the tasks you find hard and find ways to make them easier.

Do I need to do anything before I come for my first visit?

The only thing you might need to do is to think about the things you like to do or would like to do, as well as the things that you find hard to do for yourself.

Where will I see an OT?

There are a few places where you can come along to meet the OT. This all depends on where the OT thinks would be the best place to meet you for the first time and can include: We might come to your home. We might come to your school. We look forward to meeting you very soon. If you have any questions before coming to meet us please just give us a call. The numbers can be found over on the next page of this leaflet and just choose the number for the base closest to you.

Where are we?


Address: Princess of Wales Community Hospital, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, B61 0BB

Tel: 01527 488041


Address: The Beacon Centre, Carnforth Drive, Worcester, WR4 9HG

Tel: 01905 681883


Address: Kidderminster Health Centre, Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1PG

Tel: 01562 514520