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Working With Schools

At Tree Tops Children’s Occupational Therapy we are passionate about enabling other professionals to understand the nature of a child’s  difficulties in particular with relation to movement coordination difficulties. We firmly believe educational staff should have this knowledge and know how such problems impact on a child’s learning, social and emotional well being.

We therefore run in-house training sessions to school staff who have children in our service. This involves  a two hour session about Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and the cause of children’s difficulties with a practical session . Each participant leaves with a graded Motor Skills Programme to implement in school.
In order to provide more in depth knowledge about specific topics, we also offer a range of full day courses for  educational staff  focusing on:

  • Handwriting
  • Motor Skills
  • Attention
  • Perception


Training Days for Teachers


It is our ultimate goal to bring allocated therapy time into the timetable of each school to benefit all children.

Visit our Teacher Training page for further information on the training courses we provide.

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Our therapists at Tree Tops are passionate about working with educational staff to grow their knowledge and skills. School staff will be trained and supported when learning to work with children affected by sensory and motor difficulties to integrate the programmes designed for them.


Many children with learning difficulties will have sensory processing difficulties, causing them to struggle with every day experiences like movement and sound. We will assess and design individual programmes and work with teachers on how to implement these into children's routines.


Tree Tops believe all young children benefit from our therapeutic activities and interventions. Whilst we can provide programmes for developmentally delayed children, an integrated approach into the nursery environment ensures no children are overlooked.

Client Testimonials

Kiltonthorpe Academy

(Special School)

“Thank you Tree Tops for your support and expertise in Sensory Integration. The impact to us all is amazing” 

Cleveland Unit, James University Hospital

(Child Development Nursery)

“The staff have befitted hugely by working closely with Tree Tops. We have noticed lots of positive changes in the children” 

Seaham Trinity Primary

(Mainstream School)

“We have been very impressed with the level of provision, CPD, assessments and monitoring provided over the year. Just to let you know how well it is appreciated.” 


County Durham

"Through structure and pushing the boundaries each week we saw a huge change in our son’s relationships with adults and other children. Asking our son about the experience he will tell you that he loves attending Tree Tops because it’s fun and exciting and he can wrestle with the bear in Reception."

Nursery School Teacher

County Durham

"The Think Sensory Not Behaviour Training helped me to think of the underlying cause of many of the behaviours we see in Nursery and lots of positive strategies we can use to prevent them and support individual children.”


Mainstream School

"I feel enormously inspired and passionate about implementing strategies to support a wide range of needs for children in our school. I'm excited to work alongside the Tree Tops team!"

Children's Occupational Therapy North East

Tree Tops Occupational Therapy Ltd are an established service with an outstanding reputation for children's occupational therapy and sensory integration expertise.  

Based in County Durham, we work in partnership with families, schools and health professionals across the North East to make a difference to children’s lives by improving their ability to achieve as well as their general happiness and wellbeing.

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Please get in touch with us if you have any queries about our services, we are always here to help.

Tel: 01325 304 411

Eldon Road
Newton Aycliffe
Co Durham

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