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Occupational therapy can support children to achieve their optimum level of daily functioning. Does your child present with the following difficulties: Sensory processing- seeking/avoiding behaviours Fine motor skills – handwriting, tying shoelaces, fastening buttons/zips Gross motor skills – getting dressed/undressed, riding a bicycle, playing various sports Extreme behaviors – meltdowns, unpredictable emotional outbursts Interaction/communication –…

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Schools – do any of your pupils have handwriting difficulties?

Attention all Schools! Did you know that handwriting is an extremely complex skill requiring good integration between our sensory, motor and cognitive functioning? There are many developmental stages before a child is ready for writing and in some instances, children may not reach these expected norms for a variety of reasons. To be able to…

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Babies – developmental milestones!

Having tummy time with your baby is a great way to encourage them to get moving and start building up those muscles in their upper body that need to control their head, roll over and crawl. NB: Always supervise a baby’s tummy time.

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Use our calming techniques to lessen anxiety and stress

Today, due to school still looming high in everyone’s thoughts we thought we would stick to calming techniques. Here is our lovely quick but simple stress reliever activity that can be done as a whole class, individually, or even at home as a family. Why not try some calming music as you do this but…

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What is the therapeutic listening programme?

This week we are looking at the therapeutic listening programme and its benefits. One of our Tree Toppers used this alongside his home programme when sitting GCSE’s at school. It definitely helped his anxiety. Another used it when flying.

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Back to school!

The Tree Tops team would like to wish all our Tree Toppers the very best on returning to school this week. You’ll have a great time and enjoy seeing your friends again. To all teaching staff heading back to school tomorrow, we also would like to wish you a safe return and to thank you…

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Tree Topper of the Month

JuneWell done Lucas! Mum said, “Lucas has had his hair cut for the first time!” Well done Sky! Mum said, “Sky has grown Freddie the Sunflower since the start of lockdown. She has watered and cared for him every day.” JulyWell done Benjamin! Mum said, “Benjamin has slept through the night now for 5 whole…

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Calming: self-regulation techniques

More calming techniques for you. These can be used at home, school, work, in a whole group or individually. The strategies will help calm and self-regulate you so that you are in the zone for work. Get cracking!

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