SERVICES

Sensory UK offers Occupational Therapy and specializes in Sensory Integration Therapy for children, adolescents and adults.

We offer expert knowledge and care for those with an Autism Spectrum presentation, having both professional and personal experience.

We also have specialist expertise in sensory processing disorders and knowledge of ADHD, Attachment Disorders, PDA, DCD/Dyspraxia, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, stress and anxiety, and delayed motor skills.

Areas of concern / things to look out for include but are not limited to:

·      Low muscle tone (weak arms or legs)

·      Appears clumsy

·      Seems to have balance issues

·      Play skills seem behind peers

·      Hyperactivity

·      Low arousal

·      Consistent high arousal levels

·      Over reaction to touch

·      Low attention span

·      Unusual pencil grip

·      Motor planning difficulty

·      Gross motor delays (major movements)

·      Fine motor delays (minor movements)

·      Sensory processing difficulty

·      Impaired bilateral coordination

 

Specialised reports for EHCP, PIP or SENDIST Tribunals can be prepared, once your child or yourself has been through our assessment process.  We offer input for you child or yourself, in the home, school or community. 

We also offer training for parents, in schools and in the workplace.

Adults

Sensory UK offers services to adults up to 100 years of age.  As more adults are now being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other sensory processing challenges later in life, we create bespoke interventions that can be applied in the home, community and work environment.  Suggestions for adaptations in the workplace can significantly affect one’s ability to be more focused, productive and inclusive.

Sensory UK also offers assistance to adults with mental health challenges and for those with dementia. Please contact us for further details.

Assessment

A thorough OT / SI assessment is a necessary, comprehensive evaluation that is designed to identify areas that inhibit the individual from engagement.  Cost of assessments are determined by the amount of time and clinical reasoning required to identify dysfunction, develop goals and outcome measures, design interventions and review as appropriate.  Our fees remain highly competitive with a guarantee that we will provide you with a bespoke report and intervention plan.

Assessments are holistic: we consider the individual’s strengths while identifying their impairment or developmental delay.  We are family-focused and consider the family unit as part of the therapy team.  It is vital to the success of therapy that caregivers and partners are involved in the entire therapy process and welcome input throughout.  It is beneficial to conduct assessments in safe and familiar surroundings, therefore all assessments are client-led and conducted in either the home or school, unless otherwise specified.

The assessments we use consist of a range of standardised and non-standardised tests.  They help the therapist gain valuable information that may be inhibiting the individual from achieving their full potential in education, home life and in the community.  Left untreated, an individual’s well-being, self-esteem and cognitive functioning can affect all areas of daily living.  Parent, children and adult opinions and feelings are central to the process, with targets devised to be client-centred and motivating.

While an assessment may only take a few hours, the process of analysing the results and building a professional report normally takes several weeks. The report we build is comprehensive and bespoke, reflecting evidence from information gathered and input from other professionals, teachers, parents, the assessment tool used and clinical observations.  Our reports are normally 7-15 pages long, detailing the individual’s presentation and offering recommendations for home, school and community, with exercises to improve occupational performance.

Ayres’ Clinical Observations (structured and unstructured) are incorporated into the screening process if deemed necessary.

Most clients also require a formal report to be provided for school, local authorities, employers, other health providers, PIP and EHCP’s.  Our reports are legally binding.

Reports are also available for tribunals and Statutory Assessments of Special Educational Needs.

 

Training

Professional Training Services for Parents, Carers, Employers

We offer full or half day training on Sensory Processing disorders to raise awareness and assist in early identification in the classroom or work place. 

Introduction to Sensory Integration

A full or half day course covering each sensory system and signs to look out for.  How to spot Sensory Processing Disorder and what impact this has on academic achievement, workplace functioning and behaviour.

Practical approaches to Sensory Integration

A full or half day specifically targeted at practical activities and strategies that can be used within the classroom or workplace to support individuals to participate more fully in their activities of daily living.  This course is only offered after completion of Introduction to Sensory Integration as it is important to have a basic understanding of the sensory systems beforehand.

Professional Training in Schools

Training to assist with developing skills and knowledge to help children with Sensory Processing disorders.  Inset training days, twilight/staff meeting training sessions, bespoke teacher/LSA training sessions.

Bespoke Training for Professionals

For schools, local authorities, NHS, etc, who require bespoke training.  Practical group training for up to 6 delegates and seminar-style training for up to 25 delegates.  Pricing can vary depending on your specific requirements, number of delegates attending and therapist travel time.  Please contact Sensory UK for information on fees.

Referrals

Referrals can be made by parents, doctors, paediatricians, or other health care professionals.  With consent from parents, we can communicate with schools and offer support in this environment.

Our reports

Our reports are professionally recognized and can be utilized to guide future therapy.

 

Services in schools

Advice Clinics 

Half day in school to help answer questions and queries regarding children you may have concerns about.  Provide suggestions for sensory friendly classrooms and environment.

Individual Treatment Sessions

Following a full assessment and report, a one-to-one bespoke session provided in school targeting specific areas of development to support learning.

Peer Group Intervention

Set up and run small sensory integration or occupational therapy group treatment sessions for 3-6 children.

Whole class sessions

Sensory Integration or Occupational Therapy activities to help children get organized, focused and ready to work.

PE Sessions

Support for PE teachers and activity programmes that can be integrated in PE lessons to help develop postural stability and improve motor coordination.