autism

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.

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.

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.

5 autism myths debunked

According to The National Autistic Society, more than 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism. But there’s still so many myths out there around children living with autism, and what it means for them and their families. We caught up with psychologist Daniela Diciano to debunk the most common myths about autism.

Spotting the Early Signs of Autism

Diagnosing autism is complex, but there are a few common signs that can help if you’re worried your child might have autism. Children’s psychologist Daniela Di Ciano tells us more.

“I know a lot of parents can be worried about their child having autism. There’s so much pressure nowadays to make sure your child is hitting all their developmental milestones at the ‘right’ age, and it can be a real concern if your child isn’t following the textbook.

Discounted DIR Floortime Therapy Sessions

For children with autism and other developmental delays, the world can be confusing. Trying to communicate with these children can be a struggle, as they often seem to be locked inside their own impenetrable worlds. The DIR-Floortime model offers a way to engage with these children in order to bring them into a shared world, to develop their social, emotional and intellectual capacities.

Therapy and Training Services for Schools

We’re very excited to release our new brochure listing our therapy and training services for schools. Children’s Therapies has worked with local independent and state schools since 2005, and our therapists have developed excellent relationships with both the staff and the children we help.

Nutrition plans for children with ASD

The connection between the symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and nutrition are increasingly well established.  We can see great improvements in behaviour, concentration, focus and digestive complaints by improving the diet and using the right supplements.  Any parent considering using nutrition to support their child with ASD should be prepared that it is a long-term therapy that requires diagnostic testing followed by daily supplements in order to get the best results for improving everyday life.