We help children with a wide range of developmental challenges — ranging from handwriting, making new friends, self-organisation and fussy eating through to more long-term conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD and Down Syndrome.

Below we’ve listed just some of the ways in which we help children thrive. Please contact our team to find out more about how we can best help your child and their specific needs.

Moving More Easily

For children who move clumsily or awkwardly we can help them with:

  • Jumping, hopping, skipping and marching more easily
  • Improving their catching and throwing skills
  • Participating in sports and dance activities more confidently and easily
  • Bumping, tripping, falling and ramming into things less!

Hand Skills

For children struggling with fine motor skills, we can assist with:

  • Development of a dominant hand
  • Hand and individual finger movement and strength
  • Ease playing with small objects (e.g. LEGO®)
  • Drawing and cutting

Handwriting

We can help your child to develop handwriting skills such as:

  • A functional pencil grip
  • Forming letters and numbers correctly (no reversals)
  • Keeping their writing on the line (rather than all over the page!)
  • Improve the legibility of their writing
  • Putting less strain upon their hand and body to write
  • Organising their ideas
  • Getting their ideas onto paper

Independence and Self-Care Skills

As children grow up, it’s normal that they are increasingly able to look after themselves. We can help children with developing abilities like:

  • Doing up buttons and zippers
  • Tying their shoelaces
  • Going to the toilet by themselves
  • Using cutlery correctly
  • Organising themselves for school
  • Packing their own bag

Sensory Processing

Our brains receive lots of sensory information about the world around us and our bodies, which it processes and interprets. Some children have difficulty organising sensory signals into appropriate behavioural responses, which means they experiences their senses more or less intensely than others. This can interfere with their learning, behaviour, emotions and energy levels. Some of the areas we help children struggling with sensory processing are:

  • Attention in the classroom
  • Management of meltdowns caused by sensory overload
  • Responses to transitions and unexpected changes
  • Regulation of their senses and behavioural responses
  • Managing their heightened (or lack of) response to touch, sound, light, movement and taste input

Social Skills and Self-Regulation

Learning how to relate to others and manage our responses to different circumstances are key skills for everyday life that some children need some extra support with. We can help your child develop skills like:

  • Making friends
  • Reading body language and navigating social settings
  • Managing their feelings and emotions
  • Increasing their self-awareness
  • Handling change more easily (and with fewer meltdowns!)
  • Learning how to manage their responses when things don’t go their way
  • Learning to cope with busy environments without becoming overwhelmed

If you’re interested in seeing how we can help your child, please contact us.