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Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Thrive Occupational Therapy

Type of service:
Health Services
Address:
Website or contact by telephone
Telephone number:
07954241052
Email address:
Service description:
We are a social enterprise offering specialised occupational therapy services for children, young people, families and schools. We are a community based, dynamic team of occupational therapists offering services across the county. We aim to promote health and wellbeing in children and families through education, early intervention and therapeutic intervention.

We support children to develop their skills in:
Dressing, Eating/Feeding, Handwriting, Play, Regulation and engagement in tasks, Toileting/Personal hygiene and more

Some of the difficulties the children we work with have:
ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Developmental delay, Down’s Syndrome, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Feeding difficulties, Handwriting difficulties, Learning difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Self-regulation difficulties, Sensory Integration /Sensory Processing difficulties

We offer a range of therapeutic services including:
Consultation and advice to parents, teachers and schools; Assessments including reports for input to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), Therapy (following assessment); One to one individualised intervention in the most appropriate setting, for example, home or school.

Therapy packages which include:
- 6 and 12 week individualised programmes spread out as deemed appropriate, usually, 1 hour per week.
Identification of child/young person’s, families and educations priorities, Strategy selection,
Implementation, Written report/summary, Alert programme package or Zones of Regulation programmes (8-12 weeks),
- Groups: including bike riding, handwriting, self care, including dressing (buttoning and lacing) and the Alert programme/sensory processing, Training and development for teachers, including: Sensory processing, Sensory circuits, Handwriting, Coordination difficulties.

Our therapists are experienced in a wide range of therapy approaches and techniques, including:
Sensory Integration and Praxis Theory and Intervention, Coordination (including dyspraxia and developmental, coordination disorder) (COOP Approach), Bobath, Handwriting intervention, Postural seating and equipment, Coaching parents and teachers, SOS Feeding ApproachDIR/Floortime.

Our work is outcome focused, working towards shared goals set with the child/young person, their family and their education setting.

Free Services to parents:
Free Drop Ins - Riverside Hub Special Needs session and the Ecton Brook Children's Centre Stay and Play - contact us for dates and times. We are there to have a chat with parents regarding OT and discuss strategies for their children. We can discuss questions about their child's development, sensory concerns, strategies for feeding, toileting and sleep, etc.

Down Syndrome Group Northamptonshire - monthly groups for all ages - please contact Vanessa Jones at ndsgn007@yahoo.co.uk

FAQs:
- How does an OT assessment work?
A comprehensive Thrive OT assessment consists of an initial visit to learn about the areas of priority for intervention, the strengths and weaknesses of the child and their environment, their background information, etc. A second and possibly third visit consists of assessing the child by working with them individually and/or observing them going about their daily routines. A final visit includes discussing the findings of the OT assessment and the written report with recommendations with the parents and teachers and/or other professionals, depending on who requested the assessment.

- What are your rates?
Our rates vary as we offer subsidised rates for parents and charities. Our rates for schools depend on the frequency of the commission. Please contact us to learn more
Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
0 - 25 years
Languages:
English, German, Italian
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Young People Who Have Difficulties Engaging In Self Care, Play, Leisure And Learning
Referral route:
  • Contact Service Direct
Last updated on:
04/05/2017

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