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Mainstream Secondary School Testimonial/Feedback

It is always a wonderful feeling when we receive feedback – especially when it is positive! A school we have helped in the past have sent this to us: “If we have a child with an EHCP and they require access to the kind of intervention your service supplies, I would definitely refer to you.  I…

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Top Tips for Daily Activities!

If you need some top tips for daily activities such as any of the topics below, you need to look at our Tip of the Week section on our website. Occupational therapy can help children/adults with many difficulties to perform better in school and in the home environment. Parents and/or schools may often have concerns…

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Poppy Appeal 2020

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2020 This year due to Covid-19, it will be very difficult to sell our beloved poppy for this important appeal. The Royal British Legion are therefore asking us all to download the Remembrance poppy which fits onto an A4 page, to display on our windows for Remembrance Day. The Tree…

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Calming activity – deep breathing

Deep breathing (diaphragmatic breathing) is great to practice because it enables more air to flow into our body which can then help make us feel calm, less anxious or stressed. Deep breathing makes us less anxious. We bet you did not know either that it helps with attention and lowers pain levels! Trying the above…

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Practicing letters/numbers/shapes/faces

Been to parents evening? Poor handwriting mentioned? Handwriting is always a cause for concern for us parents. Here is a bath time activity that is lovely, simple but easy and will help this area. We’ve added some other ideas below too: Grab a plastic tray with sides then squirt on some shaving cream but not too thick. Your child…

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Assessments Available!

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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