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Occupational Therapy virtual advice sessions

We have opened virtual advice session to ensure that parents, carers and those working in educational settings receive Occupational Therapy advice when it is needed.

Virtual advice sessions can be accessed via Microsoft Team or by telephone appointment. Please state your preference when booking an appointment.

We will send you a link to join an online virtual advice session meeting via email. No software download is required and you can access the session via a computer or smart phone.

Appointments will last 45 minutes.

If it is felt that your child requires further assessment following an advice line session, they will automatically be put forward for a face to face assessment.

Advice lines can be accessed as frequently as required to support with ongoing goal setting and progression of therapy programmes/support.

Our advice sessions


For parents and staff wishing to discuss a specific child.

Where possible, we recommend that parents and staff from the educational setting join the same virtual call to share information. An email for the same meeting will be sent to all wanting to attend.

Where settings wish to discuss a specific child, consent must be gained from the parents prior to the session.

Call 01296 838000 or email us atĀ buc-tr.cyptherapies@nhs.netĀ to request an appointment.


These sessions help staff to support children with universal occupational therapy needs within the setting. The aim of this advice session is to offer universal strategies for you to implement within your setting. Children will remain anonymous.

School advice sessions last for up to 1 hour.

If you have concerns about a specific child, our Occupational Therapist can discuss them with you anonymously. This will help to determine if you need to implement any further universal support, training or strategies before making a formal referral to occupational therapy for assessment.

To request a session, complete the schools advice session form . Email the form to us using the address below and the title ā€˜OT School Advice Sessionā€™ in the subject of your email.