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Meet Clara…One of our most inspirational Tree Toppers

Mum contacted us last week and told us how brave and strong Clara had been at school. All the staff at Tree Tops think the world of Clara and are super proud of how far she has come since becoming a Tree Topper. What an achievement! ————- “Proud does not even touch how we feel…

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A smile that lights up our hearts

One of our young Tree Topper’s loved his session last week, especially vestibular work when on the swings! We used sensory input to promote postural control, head movements and tracking skills, but also to increase alertness and focus. Just look at that smile! The staff enjoyed it just as much as him! #vestibular #posturalcontrol #headmovements#happysmile

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Is your young adult learning to drive?

When you have an SPD/ASD young adult who lacks/finds it challenging to concentrate, try the following tips and see if it helps:- Before going out in the car do lots of heavy work (calming) * Pushing/pulling exercises * Deep pressure (massage etc) * Brush the path or hoover * Blowing/sucking * Drink a thick milkshake…

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Handwriting Training – Monday 3rd September 2018

“Some useful coordination exercises.” “The screening tool will be very useful to help me to focus on what will be most beneficial for individuals.” “Clear and concise explanations.” “I will use splats with the whole class and highlight children for intervention for posture etc.” “Very approachable trainee, who answered all our questions. Thank you.” “I…

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SI Training – Wednesday 18th July 2018

“Excellent training, I feel much better prepared in my role now. Thanks!” “Activities shown can help our individuals to self-regulate and remain calm.” “It will help me to recognise triggers from a sensory prospective.” “Increased my understanding and awareness.” “It will help to bring new ideas and activities to CM’S.”

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NEW TO TREE TOPS – BABY SENSORY!

Sensory Integration Baby Course   Two of our Senior Occupational Therapists, Dawn and Laura, recently attended a two day Baby Sense Course in London, held by Occupational Therapist Meg Faure.   Meg is a specialist Occupational Therapist and author based in South Africa with over 20 years experience working with “fussy” babies, particularly those with…

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Well done Laura!

Congratulations to our Senior Occupational Therapist, Laura for obtaining a Distinction in her Level 2 Sensory Integration Training. What an achievement!

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Larchfield Community Training Testimonial – Thursday 21st June 2018

“Hopefully we can use some of the practical experiences to encourage more interaction with staff, build confidence.” “Yes it will make me access situations differently.” “It has changed my perception, very helpful and eye opening.” “The information will assist me in my role as a community nurse and will assist me in my role when…

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Motor Skills Training Testimonial – Friday 22nd June 2018

• “The course really backs up what I’ve learnt over the last 2 years of different Tree Tops courses.” • “Good to refresh and know what we are doing is right and recall theory to back up what we do.” • “I feel more confident within my role at school. The course has helped me…

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