Our child occupational therapy services and interventions
Following an assessment, we are able to advise on the type and frequency of intervention which is best suited to the child's needs. We may recommend group or individual therapy programmes or telehealth sessions. We will work with you and your budget to deliver outstanding occupational therapy for your child.
We believe that intensive therapy blocks are the best way to achieve long-term results. We work with you to create bespoke therapy package to meet your needs. Our belief in repetition and practice means that we often provide home/school programmes to complement direct therapy.
Our child occupational therapists regularly complete additional accredited training courses, that enable us to offer treatment approaches not available on the NHS.
Our part clinic - part community-based model allows us to maximise the number of clients we are able to see. We can offer follow-up visits to home, schools, nurseries as part of your bespoke therapy programme.
Hand & Upper Limb Interventions & Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
Supporting children with cerebral palsy, brain injurites, hemiplegia & more
We offer a range of intensive therapy motor interventions and therapeutic adjuncts to manage upper limb activity, participation and upper limb musculoskeletal structures.
- Hand and upper limb splinting are provided to people who need to prevent contracture or to support and assist with certain movements done by the hand or upper limb.
- Bimanual intensive therapy is an activity-based motor learning intervention which through intensive training and a daily targeted practice aims to improve the use and coordination of both arms in daily function.
- Modified constraint induced movement therapy or CIMT is also an activity-based motor learning intervention for people with upper limb paralysis/hemiplegia. This is achieved thorough intensive training to improve bimanual upper limb performance though a prescribed amount of targeted daily practice of the assisting hand whilst wearing a mit on the dominant hand.
Read more about intensive therapy.
- Kinesiology taping is a rehabilitative taping technique which aims to support and improve stability to muscles and joints without restricting the movement. This is an adjunct to therapy.
- Strengthening and range of movement programmes maybe advised in certain conditions where weakness and restriction of movement can occur. We review your needs, diagnosis and current literature to develop a targeted strengthening and active or passive range of movement programme.
Bespoke Goal Oriented Programmes
Helping your child achieve specific goals
Focus on developing independent living and self-care skills - that will set your child up for the future. This approach focuses on skill acquisition in self-chosen tasks through the development of cognitive strategies and environmental modifications. These strategies lead to generalisation and the transfer of learned skills and participation in daily activities. Goal-oriented approaches can help individuals achieve goals such as tying shoelaces or a tie, learning to ride a bike, developing self-organisation skills or independent living skills.
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Therapy
Overcoming feeding challenges associated with your child's health conditions
The SOS programme addresses problematic feeding behaviours in a variety of populations.
The SOS approach is run in association with The Feeding Trust.
Early Intervention For Infants
Therapy for babies & toddlers born prematurley
For children under the age of three who have had a difficult start in life, we know that early therapeutic intervention can be beneficial in identifying and minimising the risk of neurodevelopmental disabilities. We offer a range of interventions to support the parents to improve the quality of the infant’s environment to deliver therapy programmes. We may use baby bimanual intensive therapy programmes, baby constraint induced movement therapy, still holding and baby massage, sensory education approaches and motor movement programmes such as a 12 week Goals, Activity and Motor Enrichment programme. We also provide perinatal mental health massage groups.
School Skill & School Readiness
Help your child prepare for shcool
School activities include writing, typing, scissor skills, self-organisation, PE performance, self-care skills, social interaction. Each of these activities requires a range of skills including visual, perceptual, cognition, attention, postural motor skills and fine motor skills. We use a range of approaches such as Lego therapy, handwriting and typing intervention programmes, pre-writing and pre-scissor skill programmes.
Cognitive & Functional Rehabilitation
Helping children who have suffered a brain injury
Following a traumatic or acquired brain injury we deliver bespoke programmes which aim to improve performance in daily activities by improving planning, organisation, problem solving, attention and information processing skills. In addition to skills practice our programmes teach compensatory techniques to overcome everyday challenges by identifying and using a range of strategies such as external memory aids.
Reduce your child's anxiety & support motor planning skills
Attention to Detail
Yoga is a useful intervention for children with movement, coordination, attention and sensory or emotional regulation difficulties. Yoga can assist with reducing anxiety, teaching self-regulation and motor planning skills. Our sessions are not just for a child but for family members also. We run yoga classes for infants, children and young people.
Whether your baby was born prematurely and you're looking for early-intervention therapy or your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you want to know the next best steps, we are here to support you.