How OT's help
Whether your child's school has identified problems with their organisation skills, or you have noticed such difficulties yourself, we can help.
Childhood development is complex and not all children will move at the same pace, but some of the most common reasons that a parent will contact us with concerns about their child's organisation skills include:
- Slowness at getting ready, for example before P.E. lessons
- Need for repeated instructions or reminders in order to complete simple tasks
- Frequently losing personal items
- Difficulties in concentrating and avoiding distraction
Our assessment process allows a specialist occupational therapist to identify the nature of your child's difficulties with organisation, and the reasons for them. Once identified, we can work with you and your child to put in place a plan to address them.
Packages of care
We are flexible around the needs of your child and family and offer a variety of packages to ensure we provide the right solution for you. All of our interventions are oriented to ensuring that you and your child see measurable improvements.
This might include one or more of the following:
- An eight-week block of one-to-one bespoke treatment sessions, delivered to your child at home or school, after which we will review and plan the next steps with you
- An intensive block of sessions delivered over the holidays - this is popular with overseas families, or those with limited weekend or after-school capacity in term time
- A home and school programme providing practical, everyday techniques, with advice and support to ensure that the approach is consistent throughout your child's day
- Attendance at a "Let's Get Organised" group at weekends or over the holidays
Common areas we work on
Through our assessment we will identify the specific areas of organisation that your child is struggling with, and the source of these difficulties, allowing us to plan a targeted treatment programme.
Some of the most common areas that we would expect to be working on are:
- Daily routines
- Breaking tasks down into smaller and more manageable chunks
- Physical and mental preparation for tasks
- Aids to memory and visual cues
- Timing and pacing
- Simple, age-appropriate time management
- Working with parents and schools to ensure that the right approaches to developing organisation skills continue even when the OT is not present