Our groups ensure that we cater for each child’s individual needs. Because groups target children of similar ages with similar difficulties, children
often feel safe in these groups. They are able to learn new skills and grow, and often have a boost to their self-esteems.
Groups have a minimum number of 2 and a maximum number of 4 children (depending on the group) with at least one Occupational Therapist.
These groups encourage development in fine motor and gross motor coordination. We work to develop skills in the following areas:
- Independence in self care e.g. using cutlery, dressing and hygiene.
- School environment e.g. sitting posture, attention to task, pencil control, using scissors, P.E.
- Play activities at home and school e.g. crafts, construction, riding a bike/ scooter, jumping, running, sports activities, ball skills.
- Increasing your child’s self esteem.
To provide a comfortable and nurturing environment to develop your child’s attention and responses to everyday activities, through achieving a ‘just right’ activity level.We work to develop skills in the following areas:
- Attention control
- Shared attention
- Interest & exploration of surroundings
- Engagement in purposeful play
- Organised behaviour and responses to everyday experiences, such as shopping, mealtimes, hair brushing, bathing, dressing, messy play, parties, swings and slides.
These groups provide a fun, motivating and confidence building environment to develop your child’s handwriting skills, through fun, dynamic activity based sessions. We work to develop skills in the following areas:
- Pencil grip
- Hand dominance
- Pencil control
- Letter formation
- Fluidity and legibility
- Sitting posture
- Confidence, self esteem and motivation
If your child has had a recent full assessment by another Occupational Therapist, it may not be necessary for them to have another full assessment for entering into our groups. However, a copy of the report will be required, in addition to an initial consultation. In some circumstances further assessment may be recommended.
“Our adopted son has a history of early years trauma and attachment difficulty. He is often highly anxious, oppositional and sometimes aggressive around new people. He has ADHD, ODD and some non verbal learning difficulties. Aniesa was incredible with him when she did his full assessment. She has such an easy, relaxed yet confident manner. I have never seen him as calm, nor accepting, with someone new as quickly. I told lots of people afterwards that it was as if we had met the “L [our son’s name] whisperer”.