Our Paediatric Occupational Therapists (OT) offer independent and impartial information and advice, carry out assessments of your equipment needs and offer support for children, parents and professionals.
The William Merritt Centre does not sell anything and local retailers tend not to sell children’s products. However, our Paediatric OTs can arrange assessments with companies specialising in children’s equipment and details of how to purchase products will then be given to you.
You may need to apply for charitable funding for equipment, if statutory funding is not available. The Therapists will be happy to write a report to support an application for the appropriate equipment for your child.
You do not have to be referred by your GP or Health professional.
We offer a wide array of Assessments to suit your childs needs.
TRY B4U FLY
We will discuss and practically carry out transfers from wheelchair to the aircraft seat and will look at postural support on the aircraft seat.
The assessment will consider how your child can get in and out of the vehicle more easily.
CAR SEAT CLINICS
During the clinic your child’s postural needs and the manual handling issues will be assessed.
Your child will be able to trial a variety of walkers in the clinic.
Offer children the opportunity to trial adapted tricycles whilst being assessed by an Occupational Therapist.
Wizzybug is a powered wheelchair designed specifically for pre-school disabled children.
Bugzi is a powered wheelchair for pre-school disabled children
The assessment will involve looking at your child’s postural needs in either a buggy or a manual wheelchair.