An independent early years therapy service for children from birth to 6 years. We offer paediatric occupational therapy and speech and language therapy services to a range of children including those diagnosed with Autism, developmental delays, sensory processing difficulties; speech and language delay and disorder.
We work with children with sensory loss based vestibular issues typically faced by those with hearing impairment / cochlear implants. We also support families awaiting a diagnosis and/or are on the waiting list to be seen by their local NHS team. We can also help if you have had a preterm baby and/or if you are concerned about your newborn meeting his/her milestones.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate training in Sensory Integration, Completed SI modules 1-4
- Masters in Cognitive Neuropsychology, Oxford Brookes University, 2008
- Bachelors in Occupational Therapy, 2004
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Do I need a GP referral to access private OT/SLT?
No, You do not require a GP referral. You may contact us directly using the details provided.
What is Paediatric Occupational therapy ?
During the early years, a child's primary occupation is play, which serves as a platform for learning. The activities that the child chooses to engage in are intrinsically motivating and usually for amusement, enjoyment or self-expression. Play in a therapeutic context promotes skill development and interaction with others. An occupational therapist uses play to facilitate exploration, encouraging a child to try various types of play and decide which one s/he finds most enjoyable. The therapist may also use play to facilitate functioning and development of the child.
What is Sensory integration therapy?
Why Ayres Sensory integration (ASI)?
Jean Ayres developed the sensory integration model to show how the interaction between the sensory systems - tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory and visual systems resulted in an integrated output. She emphasized that sensory information provides an important foundation for learning and behaviour. The ASI approach fosters the child's active participation in individually tailored sensory-rich experiences. Based on the developmental process, the earliest experiences in life serve as building blocks for future skill development. When the sensory systems are unable to communicate or integrate information, the signals are often lost resulting in impaired sensory processing. This can manifest as a fussy baby, under responsive or sleepy baby, or a baby who chooses to stay put and not move or interact much with his/her environment. The term ASI is used to distinguish it from other approaches which use sensation as an active component of intervention.
How do I know which service or therapist my child needs?
Many of our services overlap and our therapists offer a range of different approaches to suit the needs of different children and their circumstances. All children are different, as are their symptoms and experiences. If you are unsure what kind of help you need, please contact us and one of our therapists will help you decide on how to proceed.
How many therapy sessions does my child need?
This can only be decided after your child is seen at the clinic. Treatment may be offered in intensive blocks i.e. 2/3 sessions a week for a fixed number of weeks or as weekly treatment sessions depending on the family's needs.
Appointments / Pricing
How do I book an appointment?
The best way to contact us is to complete our contact form to schedule an initial consultation. Based on the initial consultation, the therapist will advise best course of action and book you in for in-clinic sessions where applicable.
Do you do home visits?
Our clinic is well equipped, complete with suspension equipment, and the therapist can choose the tools and approach based on the child's needs and mood on the day of the appointment. It is difficult to simulate such a flexible environment at the child's home. For this reason, unless in rare cases, we do not offer home visits.
How much does a 1:1 session at the clinic cost?
An individual 1:1 session costs £85 when you pay at the end of a session. The duration of a session is 45-50 minutes, followed by 5-10 minutes of feedback. Discounts are available if you book and pay in advance for blocks of intensive therapy sessions.
How much does the developmental screening /preschool readiness service cost?
The cost for developmental screening / pre-school readiness service ranges from £150 to £250 for a one hour screening and report. Actual price will be determined after the initial consultation.
How much does a complete assessment cost?
Assessments (including detailed reports) typically cost between £250 and £400 depending on the standardised tools that need to be used. Actual price will be determined after the initial consultation.
Can I book multiple sessions in advance?
This can only be decided after your child is seen at the clinic.
What if I am late for an appointment? How much notice should I give to Cancel an Appointment?
If you are late for your appointment you will be charged in full and the session will end on time. Appointments should be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance or will incur 50% of the session fee.
How do I make a payment?
We accept cheques, Bank transfer or cash.
Detecting delays early and getting the early therapy services needed ensures that every child reaches their fullest potential.
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