Occupational Therapy Services
reduced sensory processing can be observed through fidgeting in a chair, becoming over-excited following movement, avoiding touch, difficulty concentrating or leaning more than necessary on people and furniture.
-Fine Motor Skills:
difficulties with holding cutlery, a pencil or using a toothbrush, finger strength, hypermobility, tactile perception and reflex development.
-Gross Motor Skills:
basic motor ability (ball skills, balance, postural tone, range of movement) and its impact on everyday tasks.
fine motor control, visual motor integration and visual perception.
every day, routine activities like using cutlery, dressing, toileting and personal hygiene.
attention, memory, planning, organisation, as well as emotional regulation/ control.
ability to recognise, differentiate and attach meaning to the information we see from our environment.
I offer a variety of treatment options both at your home or your child's school, and soon at my garden therapy room where I will utilise the outdoors where possible too.
Therapy sessions may be advised depending upon your child's assessment results. In some cases, children require ongoing therapy due to their diagnosis.
Occupational Therapy sessions can help your child improve on many of their daily, functional tasks like: being able to concentrate in class, managing their sensory processing needs, developing their fine and gross motor skills, improve their handwriting legibility or speed, and being able to plan and organise their day more independently.
Parent workshops, nursery/ school training and consultations also available on request
Parent Workshop: available upon request
School training and consultation:
-Inset Training/ workshops - Handwriting development, Sensory Processing Difficulties, Executive Functioning, Sensory Processing and Emotional Regulation/ Control.
-Pupil workshops or groups: self-regulation group utilising sensory/ calm down strategies, handwriting or prewriting group/ club, fine motor group, sensory and/ or coordination & strengthening group for children with dyspraxia and/ or delayed gross motor skills.
-Advice clinics with staff: on setting up and monitoring of individual pupil's sensory diets, exercise programmes and specialised equipment.