Services for children and families

Services for children and families

Our outreach team specialises in therapeutic approaches and education practice that aim to understand barriers in the child’s environment and explore strategies that enables them to access and engage in their environment. We provide a range of assessment and support programmes that are tailored to meet your family’s needs.

Your child does not need to have an autism diagnosis to receive our support and access our services.  We also support parents and carers, as we strongly believe in whole family well-being.

We work directly with:

  • Autistic children age 2-12 years
  • Children with sensory, communication and interaction differences age 2-12 years
  • Parents and carers with children age 2-17 years.

We have Specialist TeachersSpeech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists who can support you remotely, at home, or in your child’s educational setting.

Our practice is informed by autistic voice and autistic led research.

“It was so hard for me to say this word but now I work with you guys, you help me to say it and now I say it – school.”

Child, age 8, after working with our Speech and Language Therapist

How we can help


Are you requesting an EHCP needs assessment or in the process of writing an SEN support plan with your child’s school?

The lasting impact of an effective Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP) cannot be overstated:  Once granted, if needed, it may provide support for your child until their 25th birthday.

Our practitioners have many years of experience of writing needs assessments and support plans, so we understand the process and we know the detail and information that you will need to evidence.  We are often praised by parents for our understanding and support through the EHCP process and we are praised by fellow practitioners too:

In response to reading an EHCP review written by our OT, a local educational psychologist said:

“This report is the best I have seen in the 14 years I have been doing this job.
I especially loved reading about the child’s strengths”.

This service provides a comprehensive assessment that is produced by our Speech & Language Therapist or an Occupational Therapist.  Our report will provide evidence that includes:

An in depth summary required on both an EHC and SEN plan detailing your child’s occupational therapy or speech and language therapy needs, and how these impact their:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and physical
  • Independence and community participation.

 How it works

  • End to end it will take approx. up to 2 to 4 weeks
  • We will undergo a case history review (if available);
  • Assessments will take place at your child’ school or in your home
  • We will make contact with other professionals supporting your child
  • The assessment is followed up by a call to talk through the report with you.

After the assessment you will have:

 An overview of your child’s profile; their strengths, differences and support needs in relation to OT or SLT

  • Suggested goals for your child and the therapy provision and education support they will need to help achieve these
  • As well as having a report you can use for the EHCP/SEN support plan you will also have a detailed summary of your child’s profile of needs that you you can share with others

A screening assessment of  your child exploring your child’s strengths and differences in a specific area e.g. sensory processing, personal care, methods of communication, approach to play, self-advoacy, interaction preferences, executive functioning or social communication.by a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist or a Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist.

A follow-up call with you after the session with on of our Specialist Speech and Language Therapist or Paediatric Occupational Therapist.

Are you looking to gain a better understanding of your child’s unique profile of needs and guidance on how best to support them? Then our Screening Assessment is for you.

We use screening questionnaires and/or in-person observations to explore your child’s strengths and differences in a specific area.

Working alongside our specialist practitioners, the session will help you to…

  • Explore a specific area of difference for your child and allow you to understand your child’s profile in more depth and accuracy.
  • Implement more targeted supports that are better tuned to your child’s individual strengths and needs.
  • Delve deeper to recognise your child’s abilities, strengths and interests and develop a plan that helps you use these to support your child.
  • Support others, such as extended family and teachers, to better understand your child and see how their support is needed to help your child to thrive.What’s included…
  • You’ll have focussed time with one of our specialist practitioners.
  • You’ll have a summary profile of your child’s needs and differences in a short, easy to read format that you can share with others
  • You’ll receive recommendations for ways your child can be supported at home and in school.
  • You’ll have a plan for how to put these recommendations and adjustments in place.

A 1 hour session with a specialist Speech and Language Therapist or a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist.

Have you reached a cross roads in your journey and you’re feeling overwhelmed how best to support your child now?

From all the advice you have been given, do you feel you now need clear guidance about the best option to take next?
If yes, our Action Plan Session is designed for you.

Working alongside our specialist practitioners, the session will help you to…

  1. Create an action plan that will give you and your family clarity on your next steps
  2. Refine, organise and validate your thoughts and priorities
  3. Choose the support that is right for you and where you are today
  4. Recognise what’s going well and what’s not, we’ll review your main concerns and barriers

Understand how further support and assessment will or will not help.

What’s included…

  • A full review of all of the detail you provide us about your journey so far
  • We’ll map out changes your child and your family want to see
  • Clarity on the options and next steps available to your family

We’ll provide a summary of our recommendations, by email, following the session.


  • Are you looking for support for your child but having a therapist working directly with them would be tricky?
  • Would it help to talk online to a specialist practitioner who can guide you, on ways to support your child at home?

Our online 1:1* guidance sessions are with one our specialist practitioners who will work with you to:

  • Delve deeper into exactly what will work best for your child and family, and why and how this can be developed further
  • Reflect on, and discuss your child and family’s expectations
  • Set realistic outcomes that are tailored to your family life and how to work towards achieving these
  • Show you how to use recommended support tools and strategies
  • Show you how to modify your environment in ways that will help support your child to feel safe, understood, accepted and validated
  • Explore and discuss the ways you can adapt and develop the specific support you offer to your child at
  • Discuss your child’s needs and strengths at nursery/school and the supports they could consider.

*If you feel it will be helpful to you, you are welcome to include your partner or family member/friend into these sessions with you.


What’s included in your online programme of support

  • 3 focused, individualised sessions with a specialist speech and language therapist or occupational therapist. (We estimate the programme will run over a period of up to 3 months.)
  • Each 1 hour session will give you time with a practitioner to work through specific topics wherever you need the help for your child and family.
  • We will use a coaching style and reflective process that will help allow us to problem solve together
  • Topics for discussion could include supporting sensory differences, strategies to support executive functioning, managing emotions and energy levels, interaction and play, communication, personal care, sleep, mealtimes, bedtime routine, setting up timetables, getting started with AAC.
  • Recommendations for things to try that you can discuss, reflect and build upon as you progress through the series of support.


After the series of support you will have:

  • A written summary of each session, emailed to you, for you to refer back to and reflect on
  • You’ll have a record of the progress you have made using observations, trial and reflections with your child and your family.
  • You’ll have strategies and knowledge that can be applied when finding solutions for future scenarios.
  • The option for a continuation of support that will help to further build on your progress.



1:1 therapy for your child

To find out more about our Occupational Therapy support services available to you, please click the link below

Occupational Therapy

To find out more about our Speech and Language Therapy support services available to you, please click the link below

Speech and Language Therapy

Contact Us

To find out more about how we can help you and support your needs, please contact us.