Additional Therapies

Individuals with Dravet Syndrome often need physical, occupational, speech, and social/play therapies. They benefit from a full and stimulating environment; they may also benefit from alternative therapies.

Many therapies are available on the NHS, and some parents choose to supplement NHS care with private therapy, especially if a particular alternative therapy is not available on the NHS.

The additional therapists should be coordinated by your local health service, clinical commissioning group (CCG) or social worker. In theory they should coordinate all the extra NHS services and therapies your child needs so you don’t have to approach each one separately.

Further Support

Our Dravet Syndrome Family Guide contains detailed information accessing additional therapies. Visit our Resources page to download the Family Guide.

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