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The East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust Occupational Therapy page contains a lot of useful advice sheets for parents / carers as well as links to local groups and related services.

Paediatric Speech and Language services for East Kent (Thanet and Canterbury) are based at Mill Lane, Margate. This is a community-based service for children and young people aged 0-19.

The East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust website has useful pages on child health with a range of links to services such as the Canterbury Child Assessment Centre, East Kent’s hospitals, emergency contacts and information about Speech and Language therapy in Shepway, Dover and Deal, and Occupational Therapy in those areas.

Specialist dental services for disabled children are now operating out of the two new MASH centres:

Green Banks at Margate (Green Banks, Westfield Road, Margate CT9 5PA)

Orchards at Sittingbourne (Orchards, Attlee Way, Sittingbourne ME10 2HE)

You can self-refer for this service: email and ask to self-refer, giving the child’s date of birth and NHS number if you know it.

Cerebra are a registered chatity set up to help you find other complementary and alternative therapies for ADHD

Therapy Directory promote the benefits of complementary therapy and aim to give visitors the information they need to help them make an informed decision about whether therapy would be right for them.