About Learning Disability Occupational Therapist Consultants
At Learning Disability OT Consultants (LDOT) 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.
Sensory Integration Assessment & Treatment
Referral’s for children and/or adults who may have autism or attachment-related difficulties impacting upon sensory processing will be accepted. Referrals can come directly from parents, CCG’s, NHS, schools and local authorities departments which could include: looked after children or adoption teams.
Assessment may involve:
- Interview and assessment history
- Completion of a variety of sensory profiles or measures in different environmental settings home, school clubs for comparison
- Structured and/or un-structured clinical observations
- Specialist Assessments e.g. Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and/or VMI (Visual Motor Integration) testing
The outcome of the combined assessment tools will inevitably guide the treatment for the child or adult which might include:
- ASI (Ayre’s sensory Integration) therapy
- Sensory based strategies
- Sensory diet
- Emotional regulation
- Sensory ladders
Following assessment and/ or treatment a comprehensive report can be completed to evidence and underpin any EHCP recommendations that need to be implemented for the child.
Prices will be discussed prior to assessment.
Funding can be acquired through a variety of sources;
- Health – CCG
- Education – LA
- ASF – adoption services fund
- Looked after children – LA
- EHCP needs – LA and CCG
- Private Insurance policies
- Some charities may subsidise
- Using awarded PIP
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
LDOT Case Studies