How OT's help
Whether your child's school has expressed concerns, or you have noticed difficulties yourself, we can help. Some of the most common reasons for approaches to us include:
- Avoidance of certain tasks
- Changes in behavior at certain moments of the day such as bath-time
- Difficulty using cutlery or other basic tools
- Problems with dressing, especially with buttons or zips
- Over-reliance on adults, siblings or friends
Our assessment process allows a specialist occupational therapist to identify the nature of your child's difficulties, 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 treatment packages to ensure we provide the right solution for you. All of our interventions are oriented towards 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 treatment 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 children's independence group at weekends or over the holidays
Common areas we work on
Through our assessment we will identify the specific areas of self-care 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:
- Visual perception and sensory processing
- Body awareness
- Sequencing and planning
- Gross and fine motor skills
- Balance and dexterity
- Working with parents and schools to ensure that the right approaches to handwriting continue even when the OT is not present