What survival looks like in school – a resource for understanding children with trauma or sensory processing difficulties

20/02/2019 - Published by

An easy to read booklet to help professionals and parents who come into contact with children living with trauma or SPD. Survival-In-School-PDFDownload The behaviours of trauma and/or SPD are easily misunderstood and can be interpreted incorrectly.  This simple to follow booklet helps provide an overview on the emotional turmoil children are feeling, and how they are displayed through different...
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Slow Processing Speed

26/09/2018 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT September 2018   We recently posted a link to an article about slow processing speed on our Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/188501934554033/posts/2034414056629469/   Processing speed This is so important when thinking about starting a new school or returning to school after the summer holidays. If a child has difficulties with processing new...
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Hot weather and summer holidays

26/09/2018 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT July 2018     In 2016 we posted about traveling abroad and some tips for children with additional needs. This focused on airport travel and holiday destinations. Further information on this can be accessed at: https://www.childrenstherapysolutions.co.uk/2016/08/02/going-abroad-summer/ In addition to planning your travel and destination, I think it is really important to...
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Training Course: Attachment Informed Intervention with Troubled Children and their Families

30/01/2018 - Published by

Attachment Informed Intervention with Troubled Children and their Families     Date:  19th & 20th April 2018 Venue:  CTS, Conference Room, The Barn, Friars Well Estate,                North Drive, Wartnaby, Leicestershire, LE14 3HY Course Tutor: Helen Johnson – Director of Attachment Works   Entry Requirement:   Therapists and Professionals who have completed...
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Compression

19/10/2017 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 19th October 2017   Compression We recently posted a link on our Facebook page regarding compression strategies; this link highlights that you can get compression through many different activities and not just a compression vest. Link:https://www.facebook.com/childrenstherapysolutions/posts/1580212458716300 Compression based activities can be calming for the body, it can give us increased...
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Back to School?

24/08/2017 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 24th August 2017   Back to School? Are you ready? Are they ready? Readiness and preparation is the key to starting back to school, especially when transitioning into a new school or new class. Here are some things to think about when sending your child off to school, especially if...
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Fidget Gadgets

28/06/2017 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 28th June 2017   Fidget Gadgets We recently posted a link on our Facebook page regarding sensory tools for Fidgety kids; this post was created by Wunder Mom- Home.Kids.Life and can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/childrenstherapysolutions/posts/1437475369656677     These ideas included:   Pipe cleaners: These are easily accessible in schools and...
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Sensory Rooms in the Community

27/04/2017 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 26th April 2017   We recently posted a link on our Facebook page explaining about the new sensory room in Shannon Airport. This is the first European Airport sensory room and should hopefully encourage other airports to create their own sensory environment. https://www.facebook.com/Shannon.Airport.Official/videos/1303271216429032/   Support Systems in British airports It...
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Planning for 2017: Setting Goals

18/01/2017 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 17th January 2017   Planning for 2017: Setting Goals Happy New Year everyone!! New Year’s resolutions, maybe you could set a family goal or individual goal. It is so important to have goals and aspirations but make sure you grade these goals.     How to write goals – SMART goals...
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Tips for the Christmas period

20/12/2016 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 19th December 2016 Tips for the Christmas Period   We recently posted a link on our Facebook page to a course on ‘How to Manage Autism Calmly over the Christmas period’ by Yvonne Newbold- here’s the link if you would like more information https://www.udemy.com/how-to-manage-autism-calmly-over-christmas/?couponCode=AC1500   The build up Often the...
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