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Hundreds of kids wait for occupational therapy

Hundreds of kids wait for occupational therapy
June 7, 2017 PaulH
Occupational Therapy

 

It is ‘unacceptable’ that hundreds of children in Laois and Offaly are on waiting lists for occupational therapy, according to a Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen criticised claims there are more than 900 children under the age of 18 in the Laois/Offaly area waiting for more than a year for occupational therapy assessment.“

Failure to provide occupational therapy for children in need of assistance can have a detrimental impact on their overall development.”

It’s simply unacceptable that over 900 children in the Laois/Offaly area have been stuck on assessment waiting lists for over a year. It clearly shows that children are being denied access to services which they need to improve the quality of their lives,” he said

Source: Leinster Express