A quick guide for occupational therapists: Occupational therapy and children and young people with Long Covid
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has published a quick guide about occupational therapy and Long Covid.
It has been developed in collaboration with occupational therapists supporting people with Long Covid across a range of settings, as well as with occupational therapists with lived experience of Long Covid, and members of Long Covid peer support groups.
Going forward, we will be using the term ‘Long Covid’ instead of Long COVID. This is in recognition that the term was created by people with lived experience, is preferred by many of those affected by Long Covid, and continues to be used by the lived experience community to campaign for improved recognition and support for those living with the condition.
If you’re an occupational therapist, you can use these guides to inform your practice when working with children and young people with Long Covid. This includes occupational therapists working in specialist Long Covid services, as well as in other acute, primary, secondary and community services.
Service managers and commissioners responsible for planning and delivering specialist Long Covid services can use these guides to inform the business case for occupational therapy as part of multi-disciplinary teams addressing Long Covid.