About Learning Disability Occupational Therapist Consultants

At Learning Disability OT Consultants (LDOTC) we work with children, young people and adults who have a learning disability or difficulty, across the UK. We support individuals, families, service providers, local authorities, health (including Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and legal teams through our specialist assessment process. As Specialist Occupational Therapists within the field of learning disabilities, we know how complex it can be to access the right support at the right time. Our aim is to ensure that those with learning disabilities live a fulfilling life, whilst achieving their optimum health and well-being through meaningful and purposeful occupations from being able to be supported effectively in their own home, catch a bus to go to work to ensuring that the correct equipment is prescribed and being utilised safely.

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Sometimes due to funding restrictions individuals or providers have to purchase much needed equipment to manage their needs. We can support and advise you where to source funding and complete funding applications. Know more

Clinical Assessment
An Occupational Therapy assessment can provide you with the clinical professional opinion for evidencing equipment to manage both health and social care needs in which we are trained to complete. Know more

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We offer training to support workers and teams who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills base of how best to support individuals on a day to day basis with a learning disability. Know more
We offer group Learning Disability training tailored to your company needs…
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LDOT Case Studies

Needs Analysis

I was contacted by a solicitor who was the clients deputy. Client had no family hence the decision to appoint a representative to act in their best interest. The solicitor asked me toRead More...

Replacement Equipment

We were contacted by a parent of a young learning disabled adult 20 years of age who has profound and multiple learning disabilities. Since leaving children’s services the young adult had notRead More...

Local Authorities

We have completed extensive work for a large local authority within the learning disabilities team. When the team evolved it was recognised specifically appointed LD social workers would be better placed toRead More...

Seating Assessment

We were approached by Chc, Who requested a 2nd opinion in relation to a clients seating needs. Initial assessment by Chc seating assessor identified no seating needs for client. Clients family had challenged thisRead More...

Latest News


Avoid misconceptions around care planning use of equipment

Leeds care company fined £190,000 over death of disabled resident in fall. A care provider has been fined £190,000 following the death of a disabled resident who broke his neck at a nursingRead More...
By : admin | Jul 7, 2016

The Autism Show 2016

At The Autism Show you will be able to find more information, advice, products and services on autism (including Asperger syndrome) than can be found anywhere else in the UK. Don’t miss talksRead More...
By : admin | May 23, 2016

Success at last

After an unsuccessful three-year fight for recompense of health funding for her mother, Margaret was exhausted, ready to give up. Then she called us. With free support and advice from Beacon CHC,Read More...
By : admin | May 23, 2016
I have worked with Debbie Bissell for a long time Debbie has always been very professional and thorough in everything she does. It has always been a pleasure to work together and I look forward to continuing to work with Debbie for years to come.Steve Parker PearsonArea Sales Manager, Disable Aids (Cannock) Ltd
I had the pleasure of working with Debbie for 3 years recently and still regularly liaise with her for professional advice. She is the most knowledgeable and talented Occupational Therapist I have worked with. Her person centred and multi faceted approach to assessing and goal planning ensure great outcomes for all clients, particularly those with Sensory Processing Disorder. Debbie takes the time to understand the roles of her colleagues when joint working and her continued desire and drive to learn more and educate others make her the practitioner she is today: intuitive; empowering; and above all person centred. I would work alongside her again in a heartbeatKellie TimminsIndependent Senior Social Worker & Best Interest Assessor,