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The therapists' role

Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy all have essential contributions to offer children with hemiplegia and cerebral palsy.

  • Referral and assessment
    Referrals should be made as soon as possible, to staff with specialist knowledge.
  • Physiotherapy
    A guide to the physical management of hemiplegia and cerebral palsy.
  • Occupational therapy
    The role of the OT is to help children make the most of their capabilities.
  • Speech and language therapy
    Children with hemiplegia often have difficulties with speech and language.
  • Recommendations
    Recommendations for the provision of therapists for children with hemiplegia and cerebral palsy.

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