Useful OT Links


Occupational Therapy for Children and Young People –

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

This is a very useful page for all things paediatric and OT, which I update on a regular basis. Lots of information about my team at the Royal Free, resources we create and training we deliver.

Check out our local offer video here to see what OTs can do for your school!: 


Better Living Through Technology

A wealth of ideas, advice and impartial information on digital assistive technologies for people with a range of disabilities.

CanChild is a research and educational centre that provides evidence-based information to improve the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.

Do2Learn uses technology and the web to provide special learning resources for individuals with disabilities and the professionals and caregivers who serve them. freely offers, for your personal use, thousands of pages of the best of the resources we have developed and tested.


ERIC – Education and Resource for Improving Childhood continence
Information on potty training, bedwetting, soiling, constipation and other topics
Downloadable leaflets references and advice.

 Innovative Ways with Digital Technology

Good article on technology and disability, as well as technology resources for sale.

Ian’s Shoelace Site
Learn traditional and adapted types of knots to tie your shoelaces in simple and basic steps, with lots of visual supports. Whether you’re after shoelace tying speed, simplicity, security or style, here’s 18 different shoelace knots to choose from, including several that Ian has created himself.


McMaster University – Capacity Enhancement Project

Free resources to help professionals appraise different levels of evidence, from observational studies to randomised-control trials, providing useful guidelines as well for people seeking to undertake systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

National Autistic Society
A leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families, and has professionals’ sections as well on best practice. The website provides information, support and pioneering services, and they regularly campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Nottingham Rehab Supplies

A long living webpage and catalogue with the most common disability equipment and aids for daily living, postural needs, assessments and more. They cover a wide range of disabilities and ages.

One Place for Special Needs
A self-funded disability project that presents many free online resources for children and young people with special needs, focusing on independence and daily living skills.

Pearson (previously Harcourt Assessment)

A website that sells a range of standardised and non-standardised assessment for health professionals, providing training as well on some of them.

Play and play things website
Ideas for children with special needs and their siblings. Produced by the Play and Learning Programe at the State Child Development Centre in Western Australia.

Websites with free typing resources:


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