What is Occupational Therapy?

In this blog post, Occupational Therapist Laura Parkin-Brown tells us about Occupational Therapy; what it is, who it can help, and what therapy approaches are used.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists believe that participating in every day activities improves a child’s wellbeing resulting in a safe, healthy and happy life.

DIR-Floortime therapy: Refurbishing the relationship with your child through play

In our latest blog, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Zuzana Camm, tells us about DIR-Floortime therapy, and how it’s become her life mission to help parents who are finding it hard to connect with their child.

To make an appointment with Zuzana or speak to her about your concerns, please call us on 0208 6737930.

Educational Psychology

In our new blog, our new Educational Psychologist, Carmel, gives us more information about when to involve an educational psychologist in your child’s education and what is involved in the process…

Tears, trials and tantrums: a special workshop for parents

Ever feel like you are often in conflict with your child? It’s true, children’s brains work differently to adults. Children’s therapist Katie Trusty is running a special workshop to help parents understand early behaviour and improve communication skills. Katie used to be part of the Children’s Therapies team and talked to us about the workshop.

Toddler Talking groups: Helping your toddler to talk

Our new Toddler Talking groups are proving popular with local parents looking for help to encourage their toddler to talk. Groups run twice a week at our Tooting clinic and your first session is completely free. Contact Lizzie at lizzie@childrenstherapies.co.uk to find out more.

Our Tooting children’s therapy clinic is open

2017 is set to be an exciting year, as we are delighted to be opening a Children’s Therapies clinic in Tooting, South West London. Our owner Marianne Brown discusses the benefits the new room will bring to all our clients.

Autism and the Hanen approach: up-skilling parents to help children

Last month, the BBC highlighted the results of a study, which showed how upskilling parents can help improve their child’s autism. Genevieve Stanton, our speech and language therapist tells us her thoughts on it, and the special approach she uses to help parents support children with autism.

“Teaching parents clear tools and techniques can have a big impact on their child’s autism. I use a programme created by the Hanen Centre, called More Than Words. It’s designed specifically for children with autism, so it really caters for their particular needs.