Do I need a GP referral to access private OT/SLT?
No, You do not require a GP referral. You may contact us directly using the details provided.
What is Paediatric Occupational therapy ?
During the early years, a child's primary occupation is play, which serves as a platform for learning. The activities that the child chooses to engage in are intrinsically motivating and usually for amusement, enjoyment or self-expression. Play in a therapeutic context promotes skill development and interaction with others. An occupational therapist uses play to facilitate exploration encouraging a child to try various types of play and decide which one s/he finds most enjoyable. The therapist may also use play to facilitate functioning and development of the child.
What is Sensory integration therapy?
Why Ayres Sensory integration (ASI)?
A. Jean Ayres developed the sensory integration model to show how the interaction between the sensory systems - tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory and visual systems resulted in an integrated output. She emphasized that sensory information provides an important foundation for learning and behaviour. The ASI approach fosters the child's active participation in individually tailored sensory-rich experiences. Based on the developmental process, the earliest experiences in life serve as building blocks for future skill development. When the sensory systems are unable to communicate or integrate information, the signals are often lost resulting in impaired sensory processing. This can manifest as a fussy baby, under responsive or sleepy baby, or a baby who chooses to stay put and not move or interact much with his/her environment. The term ASI is used to distinguish it from other approaches which use sensation as an active component of intervention.
How do I know which service or therapist my child needs?
All children are different, as are their symptoms and experiences. If you are unsure what kind of help you need, please contact us and we will help you decide on how to proceed.
How many therapy sessions does my child need?
This can only be decided after your child is seen at the clinic. Treatment may be offered in intensive blocks i.e. 2/3 sessions a week for a fixed number of weeks or as weekly treatment sessions depending on the family's needs.
Appointments / Pricing
How do I book an appointment?
The best way to contact us is to complete our contact form to schedule an assessment appointment.
Do you do home visits?
Our clinic is well equipped, complete with suspension equipment, and the therapist can choose the tools and approach based on the child's needs and mood on the day of the appointment. It is difficult to simulate such a flexible environment at the child's home. For this reason, unless in rare cases, we do not offer home visits.
How much does a 1:1 session at the clinic cost?
Individual 1:1 therapy sessions are typically priced between £60-£85 depending on the age of the child. The duration of a session is 45-50 minutes, followed by 5-10 minutes of feedback.
How much does the developmental screening cost ?
The cost for developmental screening service ranges from £150 to £250 for a one-hour screening and report. The age range for a developmental screening is usually birth(0) to 3 years of age.
How much does the preschool readiness service cost?
The cost for pre-school readiness(including report) is between £275 and £350. The duration will be around 1.5 hours. The age range for the pre-school readiness is between 3.5 - 6 years of age.
How much does a complete assessment cost?
Assessment (including detailed report) typically costs between £250 and £500 depending on the age of the child and the standardised tools used. Please allow for up to 2 hours for the assessment.
Can I book multiple sessions in advance?
This can only be decided after your child is seen at the clinic.
What if I am late for an appointment? How much notice should I give to Cancel an Appointment?
If you are late for your appointment you will be charged in full and the session will end on time. Appointments should be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance or will incur 50% of the session fee.
How do I make a payment?
Payments are made by bank transfer.
Detecting delays early and getting the early therapy services needed ensures that every child reaches their fullest potential.
Contact us to schedule an appointment.