occupational therapy

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.

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.

Ten Great Ideas for Indoor Play

It’s heartening to notice the days starting to get longer, but the afternoons are often too wet, cold, or muddy to be outdoors. We all know that too much time in front of the games console or TV can have a negative impact on our children (see our previous post on the impact of TV on child development), but it’s hard to keep thinking up new things for them to do when you’ve played all the board games and done all the puzzles in the house.

Occupational therapist Nikki van Rensburg has  come up with ten great ideas for indoor play to keep kids busy, exercised and entertained indoors. Some are old favourites you might have forgotten, and there are some you might not have tried before.

New Occupational Therapy Service

Children's Therapies is offering a new occupational therapy service.  We are delighted to welcome Nikki van Rensburg, who will be offering an occupational therapy service for children from our new clinic in Putney as well as home and school visits.  Many of our clients have been asking for this service to complement our existing therapy services.  If you are interested in finding out more about occupational therapy, please visit the Occupational Therapy services page or call us on 020 8673 7930.