Sensational Kids Therapy is a Paediatric Occupational Therapy practice owned and managed by Aniesa Blore. The practice offers therapy and assessment for children aged 0-16 years, and young people aged 16-19.
We offer specialised services to a range of neurological disorders such as: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Developmental Delay, Learning Difficulties, Acquired Brain Injury and others.
Meet Our Therapists
Our therapists are all qualified to at least Level 1 in Sensory Integration, and between us we can provide various therapies including The Therapeutic Listening programme, The Wilbarger Brushing Protocol, The SOS Feeding approach, to name but a few.
Aniesa completed her degree in Occupational Therapy in 1999 at the University of Stellenbosch, in South Africa. She has since been focusing on paediatrics and sensory processing and integration. She has worked across a range of paediatric fields and has extensive experience in children’s issues from autism to learning difficulties. Her speciality areas of practice include Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays and Dyspraxia. Aniesa has extensive experience in using standardised and non-standardised assessment for establishing a baseline on which intervention can be delivered and continually evaluated. You can read more about Aniesa here: https:///www.aniesablore.com
Aniesa’s book Parenting the Conundrum Child will shortly be published. Read all about it here: https://www.theconundrumchild.co.uk
Chris completed a BSc in Social Policy and Administration with Criminology which led to a career working with children with challenging behaviour and severe learning disabilities. He particularly enjoyed teaching these children new skills and independence which became a natural draw to Occupational Therapy. Chris studied at York St John obtaining his BHSc in OT then returned to Surbiton to work for Sensational Kids. Chris has been working for the company for 3 years and is fully qualified as a Sensory Integration Practitioner and has a particular interest in handwriting. Chris has experience working with mainstream pupils and children with severe needs and using standardised and unstandardised assessment tools to establish therapy needs.
Tania completed her Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2012. She has worked in a variety of schools and paediatric settings in South Africa. She is currently completing her Sensory Integration training. She is passionate about working with children and helping them grow and develop into independent and confident individuals. Tania has a little boy of her own, and enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially in nature.
Corné qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1996 and over the past 22 years has worked in a huge range of clinical settings with individuals and groups of all ages with a great variety of diagnoses and impairments. She has extensive experience of completing holistic assessments as part of a client centered approach to intervention as well as working closely with other professionals whether hospital or community based. Corné enjoys working with teenagers as well as early primary school aged children. Corné is the mum of two lively young children, aged 7 and 5. In her spare time she enjoys crafts, dancing, teaching the piano, and volunteering at her children’s school.
After around 5 years of working as a Learning Support Assistant within schools with children with a variety of SEN needs, Erin undertook a degree in Special Educational Needs at Kingston University. On completion of her degree Erin decided to move into the health side of paediatrics and SEN by becoming a physiotherapy assistant within the NHS. Within this role Erin was based in a SEN school where she delivered therapy alongside a multi therapy team, including OT. After 4 years Erin joined Sensational Kids in October 2019.
Erin Has completed many training sessions including Makaton and Zones of Regulation. In Erin’s spare time she enjoys shopping and socialising.
Nicole qualified as an occupational therapist at Stellenbosch University, in South Africa. Since then, she has been working in the pediatric setting focusing on sensory processing and integration. Nicole has worked with several mainstream schools in South Africa where she has treated children with sensory processing and learning difficulties. Nicole has also assisted in building a curriculum for younger children with special needs to assist and better their future learning. Nicole is trained as an infant massage instructor and has completed module 1 of Ayres’ Sensory Integration. She plans to complete her training in sensory integration and continue her work as an infant massage instructor as she is passionate about early childhood intervention. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her family and friends.
Buster and Buddy
Buster and Buddy are our very happy and lively little clinic dogs. Buster can usually be found curled up asleep on one of our laps. Buddy is more boisterous as he is only a puppy. Both really enjoy seeing the children at the practice. Sometimes, when children are anxious or worried, Buster will join OT sessions and just lie quietly. Buddy enjoys going on the swings and rescuing tennis balls from the ball pool!
Sensational Kids started out in a much smaller space in Kingston, in 2010. As demand grew, a bigger premises was found in the beautiful riverside town of Surbiton. Set over 3 floors, the spaces were specifically desined, to ensure that each floor had suspended equipment. The ground floor room has direct access to a disabled bathroom, and allows wheelchair users the access to the swings, and the extra deep ball pool This room is the calm space, where we use the sensory projector and hundreds of stars glow when the lights are turned off.
A tree of hands has been made by all the children who have become a part of our Sensational family over the years. It has recently been updated.
The first floor is used for groups, such as Ready Steady School, as well as our other summer groups. It is light and bright and has a fantastic climbing wall. It also boasts 6 suspension points.
On the top floor there is an office area for our therapists, as well as older pupils who may be working on organisation and admin skills. The treatment room is very neutral and suited to older children.
“My son has seen Aniesa for several sessions now. She is very approachable and friendly with him and he really enjoys the sessions and most importantly finds them fun. As the mother of a child with dyslexia/dyspraxia, I appreciate Aniesa’s honesty, input and feedback with regard to his treatment and have seen improvements in his abilities in many areas.”