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How to create a home sensory circuit!

How to create a home sensory circuit! Well, sensory circuits are a fantastic way in which to help alert and calm children. The aim is to help focus and concentration to allow them to be ready for learning. It also develops sensory processing skills. Sensory circuits are usually conducted first thing in the morning in…

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What are prewriting skills?

What are prewriting skills? These are the fundamental skills that our children need to develop so they can write. These skills also contribute to a child holding the pencil or pen, drawing, writing, copying and even colouring. These are the strokes that most letters/numbers and our early drawings are made up of! They are mastered…

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Job Opportunity – Occupational Therapist

Would you like to join our friendly and motivated team as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist? Have a read of the job description below and if you would like more information or a chat with one of our dedicated team, please call the office on 01325 304411 or email business@treetopsot.co.uk.

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Learning to use scissors

Learning to use scissors requires coordination such as fine motor, bilateral integration and eye-hand coordination. Scissor skills require instruction and practice in order to develop this fully. Does your child have a difficulty using scissors? Here are some tips to help in this area. Learning to use scissors and cutting accurately is a skill we…

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The dreaded back to school!

So, the dreaded back to school. The summer holiday has come to a close and you just know our children will be anxious and nervous about returning to school. We have therefore put some strategies together for you below to help out today and the next few days. Hope they help! Remember – lots of…

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Sensory Processing Red Flags

What are the red flags of Sensory Processing Difficulties? Take a look and see. What are sensory processing issues? Sensory processing issues actually refers to trouble managing the information that comes in through our senses. These issues, sometimes called sensory processing disorder or sensory integration disorder, can have a huge impact on our learning and…

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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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Announcement!

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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