Occupational therapy is used to explore the strengths and differences of each child we support. We use the practise to help understand the barriers that can impact a child’s participation. We provide guidance on accommodations and personalised supports that can provide practical solutions for both child and family.
Our goal is to work with each child’s parent/carer to support every child to thrive at home, at school and in their community.
Through Occupational Therapy we look at the child’s main activities for daily living:
We also look at the components that enable children to participate in everyday activities. This includes:
We support children (aged 2 to 12 years), their parents/carers, and also practitioners working with them in educational settings.
You may require our Occupational Therapy support if you have a child who:
Presents with sensory differences which is affecting their:
Experiences difficulties with nursery/school based activities:
Has difficulties at home with:
Our OT support services will depend on the needs of each child and family and they will begin with a conversation to understand your needs.
Typically, we can offer tailored blocks of 1:1 Occupational Therapy support and/or independent assessments to outline the child’s strengths and needs. The assessments are often used for Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) applications.
See below for more details:
Assessment includes comprehensive interview with parents and/or education professionals working closely with the child, observation and individualised assessment. This enables the therapist to gain a broad insight to the individual child’s strengths and differences to evaluate what strategies can be further developed or implemented to support them. It may include:
On completion of the assessment a report will be produced. Proposed outcomes will be written based on the child’s needs, and in consultation with the parent/professional documenting the changes you want to see following Occupational Therapy intervention.
Therapy is carried out in collaboration with key people working around the child. Therapy aims to empower them to implement strategies or interventions. Approaches are dependent on the child’s individual needs; they include:
As well as providing direct support for an individual child, we offer consultancy into educational, health or other settings. We are able to advise on principles, approaches and strategies that can enhance children’s engagement and development through Occupational Therapy, and that can equip practitioners in their own setting.
‘The Parent’s Portal is a new, interactive platform of resources, guidance and peer support.
Our team of creators include experienced specialist therapists, teachers and our parent support coordinator. Our team have worked and listened to autistic children and their families for over 25 years.
The Portal has been designed to offer you:
To find out more about how we can help you and support your needs, please contact us.