Occupational TherapyOccupational Therapists work with individuals to help them manage or achieve independence with everyday activities. Occupational Therapists have a comprehensive understanding about the impact of disability on function and an in depth knowledge of normal development.
At Portland College, we have a team comprised of two Occupational Therapists with support from an Independent Support Assistant (ISA). We work closely with the Care and Independence Team, and we also regularly have undergraduate Occupational Therapy students on placement.
For Foundation Learners
Upon starting at Portland, we undertake individual assessments of each students functional potential. This enables us to develop individual occupational therapy programmes to maximise independence. This information is also used throughout the College to support the delivery of independence. We provide one-to-one treatment, specialist equipment where appropriate, a sensory modulation service and transition planning. We also deliver a range of workshops with our primary aim being to develop the independence skills of each foundation learner in preparation for adult living. This is delivered through outcome orientated holistic intervention.
For Employment Students
The Occupational Therapy team offer two sessions that all Employment Students can access; Positive Steps to Work group session, and a confidential one-to-one session. The group session is designed to develop practical solutions to maximise your abilities in the workplace, with the individual sessions offering help with issues affecting day-to-day life and strategies for overcoming these.
Independent Occupational Therapy Service
We can now also offer an independent service for private clients. This includes assessment and treatment utilising our state of the art resources on campus, together with our expert staff.
For more information on any of the services above, please contact Sheena Hardwick by email at email@example.com