Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the therapy sessions?

Therapy sessions tend to be 30 or 45 minutes long and are delivered on a regular, weekly basis. 60 minute sessions are available on request.

What will happen in the assessment?

Depending on your child's age, the assessment will either be based on informal observation and play or formal, standardised assessment material. A detailed case history will also be obtained so if you have any reports/letters that you feel may be useful, please do bring these with you.  

Can I attend my child's therapy sessions?

I very much welcome the attendance of parents or carers in the therapy sessions. It can be a good opportunity for them to learn ways to support the child's development. All that I ask is that parents are mindful of not having too many adults present as this can be distracting for the child.  

Can you advise me on things I can do at home to help my child?

Further reinforcement of skills that your child may be practicing is very important. I am very happy to provide you with things to work on between sessions and suggest activities that your child can carry out in the home and school environments to aid your child's development.  

Will you let me know if I need to see any other healthcare professionals?

Should your child benefit from further assessment from other professionals, for example an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Educational Psychologist. This will be discussed directly with the child's parents and advice can be provided on how best to obtain this support.

What is an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan and how can you help me?

An EHC plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support. I am able to support your application with legal reports.