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Children’s Therapy Service - Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Each child and young person's development is individual and unique, although for many it also follows a typical pattern.

Other children will have specific problems with their development and some of these may need specialist assessment and advice from a children's Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist. 

Children's Therapy is largely a community-based service providing direct therapy, advice and/or training. 

Therapy may also be provided through programmes taught by therapists but undertaken by appropriate personnel (e.g. school staff). 

Children and infants are also seen as inpatients on Kingfisher Ward and the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Dorset County Hospital.

Children's Therapy provides occupational therapy and physiotherapy for children from birth to  school leaving age within the local authority areas of Weymouth and Portland, West Dorset, North Dorset and Purbeck. The team does not provide advice regarding housing and major adaptations. This service is provided by Dorset County Council. 

The Children Centre
Damers Road
01305 254744
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Area coverage
Pan Dorset
Times Available:
Monday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
All Year Round
From 0 years  0 months to 18 years  0 months.
This Service is Free
Referral Criteria:
Via School
Via GP or other health professional
Referral Procedure:
A range of questionnaires are sent out to parents/carers and school staff prior to assessment:
Languages Spoken: