Occupational Therapy

Many parents when they come out of the neonatal unit ask the same question?

“Will they hit their milestones?”

Whilst everyone’s milestones can look slightly different, our dedicated team of highly trained, and experienced Occupational Therapists from Future Steps OT are on hand to to support the child’s development.

Occupational therapy helps children develop their…

. Fine and gross motor skills

. Supports relaxation

. Understanding and support around oral aversions

. Supporting the sensory system

. Coordination

. Emotional regulation

. Perceptual Skills

. Problem solving

. Supporting parents and carers increase their knowledge around ways in which they can help their child develop and the activities that aid this

And much more!

Dedicated neonatal occupational therapy is crucial to the development of the children in our care. Many of our children have been born prematurely (as early as 22 weeks gestation) or term babies who need support after a difficult birth, this service is dedicated to helping them thrive.

We are the only provider of dedicated neonatal occupational therapy in the community in the North East.

Our neonatal occupational therapy service is the busiest service in Leo’s.

For more information about the team head to www.futurestepsot.co.uk


Facts & Figures

79% of parents said a neonatal stay affected their mental health

Leo’s saw a 337% increase in need due to COVID-19

Did you know, reading to your baby in the NICU helps their development?

Leo's Neonatal

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