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Dressing Programme - 

Using our expertise we can design a specific dressing programme for a child to develop independence using backward chaining techniques and modification to the task. Along with incorporating specific fun activities into aspects of the nursery day to develop the necessary movement skills need for the task

The aim is to dress with independence ready for formal education.


Feeding programme - 

Young children with underlying motor and sensory difficulties will often have a very limited diet. This can lead to a lot of discord and anxiety around meal times. It is important that staff understand the complexity of this vital skill and how to help. The child may require not only a personalised oral motor programme but access to food therapy sessions.

Sensory interventions with oral motor work would be designed for the child to do daily with nursery staff.  Therapy feeding sessions for problem feeders would be incorporated to widen the child’s experience and pleasure of food if needed.

Personalised feeding programmes to target developing independent feeding skills involving the use of adapted cutlery, seat modification and therapeutic interventions can be used with children who struggle with the mechanics of feeding.

The aim is for improve a child’s relationship with food, widen their experience and work towards independent feeding to also free up staff time.

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Our therapists at Tree Tops are passionate about working with educational staff to grow their knowledge and skills. School staff will be trained and supported when learning to work with children affected by sensory and motor difficulties to integrate the programmes designed for them.

Many children with learning difficulties will have sensory processing difficulties, causing them to struggle with every day experiences like movement and sound. We will assess and design individual programmes and work with teachers on how to implement these into children's routines.

Tree Tops believe all young children benefit from our therapeutic activities and interventions. Whilst we can provide programmes for developmentally delayed children, an integrated approach into the nursery environment ensures no children are overlooked.


"Through structure and pushing the boundaries each week we saw a huge change in our son’s relationships with adults and other children. Asking our son about the experience he will tell you that he loves attending Tree Tops because it’s fun and exciting and he can wrestle with the bear in Reception."

"The Think Sensory Not Behaviour Training helped me to think of the underlying cause of many of the behaviours we see in Nursery and lots of positive strategies we can use to prevent them and support individual children.”

"I feel enormously inspired and passionate about implementing strategies to support a wide range of needs for children in our school. I'm excited to work alongside the Tree Tops team!"

Children's Occupational Therapy North East

Tree Tops Occupational Therapy Ltd are an established service with an outstanding reputation for children's occupational therapy and sensory integration expertise.  

Based in County Durham and Stockton, we work in partnership with families, schools and health professionals across the North East to make a difference to children’s lives by improving their ability to achieve as well as their general happiness and wellbeing.

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Please get in touch with us if you have any queries about our services, we are always here to help.

Tel: 01325 304 411


Aycliffe Clinic
Eldon Road
Newton Aycliffe
Co Durham

Stockton Clinic
46 Durham Road
TS19 0BS

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