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Archive for July 2021

What are the benefits of vertical vestibular activities?

What are the benefits of vertical vestibular activities? Well, the vestibular system is exceptionally important. It links to our vision, proprioceptive and auditory systems plus many more. Due to this connection, the vestibular system can affect our visual motor skills (eye-hand coordination), moving our bodies in space (body awareness) and if underdeveloped, will cause difficulties…

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Job Opportunity – OTA/Clinical Coordinator

Tree Tops is a children’s Occupational Therapy service based in Newton Aycliffe and Stockton. We are a small team of therapists and administration staff, offering therapeutic interventions to children with sensory processing difficulties and other developmental disorders.   We are looking to appoint an Occupational Therapy Assistant /Clinical Coordinator to join us in our busy clinic and help further develop our services to families, education, and health.   This individual needs to be highly organised and meticulous with a…

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It is with absolute great pleasure that the Tree Tops Team announces the marriage of our very own OT, Ellen, to Mr Joseph Watson on Monday 26 July 2021, 1.30pm. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Ramsay-Watson! The world is your oyster! We wish Ellen and Joe all the very best for their future.

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On the go calming ideas for summer

Hopefully, the sun is shining, and the sky is blue. A perfect opportunity to get your children outside to explore the nature around them. But is it overwhelming for your sensory child? Therefore the team have put together some on the go calming ideas for the summer period to help you enjoy the six week break. Did…

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Applying suntan lotion to your child and struggling?

So, are you applying suntan lotion to your child and having a struggle, fight, and/or they are having a meltdown? If they have sensory and tactile issues can definitely be a challenge in itself, even wearing a hat. Have a look at the tips below along with our flyer but remember: Make it fun –…

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Current Working Practice

Dear parent/carer We hope you and your family are safe and well. At the present time, Tree Tops are currently experiencing a very high level of staff self-isolating.  Because of this, there may be some disruption to our normal timetable as we may ask children to move to treatment slots where we can provide staff…

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