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Update regarding COVID 19

Update regarding COVID 19 Thrive OTs are following NHS and UK GOV guidelines regarding COVID 19. We would like to reassure you that our therapists are washing hands before and if required during sessions. We will be leaving 15 minute breaks between clients to allow for a full clean, with soapy water, and wipe down, with disinfectant, of equipment. All our staff are aware that the young people we work with are vulnerable and may be feeling anxious with the…

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Helping children to stay calm and focused

Today we presented at Lings Primary School to teachers, teaching assistants, a Family Link worker, a sports coach Sport4Fitness CIC, a sensory theatre maker Collar & Cuffs Co, an Educational Therapist Early Years SEN and an OT Student University of Northampton I need to do a big shout out to the most innovative group who came up with ideas for a sensory circuit in a cupboard, you know that little space you are shown where you can do ‘therapy’ or…

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Sign Up EASI INDC – Parents United Kingdom

Thrive OT Services employees and associates are taking part in international normative data collecting (INDC) for a new test- Evaluation of Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI): follow this link for further information. In summary:– The purpose of this research, which is being done in countries across the globe, is to test children who are typically developing on tests that measure sensory and motor functions. – Testing typically developing children will allow for comparison to children who are demonstrating problems in these…

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Sensory Circuits

Tuesday 4th February 2020, 8:45- 11:30, Jennifer Barrow OT/Director This half day session will focus on understanding why some children struggle with: • motor based tasks and/ or • staying in control of their emotions and will offer strategies to support motor development and emotional regulation. Sensory Circuits- supporting children to participate. Location: Lings Primary School, Northampton. Tickets: “A course where direct impact can be seen without a huge additional workload- marvellous” “I liked that the course focussed on…

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Interoception Curriculum

  Kelly is coming back next year to train yet more OTs, physios, SLTs, teachers and psychologists in the art of listening to our bodies. Feedback from this year’s course: She (Kelly) was a fantastic presenter , mixed up the learning styles to keep me focussed I really enjoyed it (the course) and think it will be so useful in my setting (Primary SEMH and ASD) plus for the other OTs I supervise in other settings. And in answer…

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Meet The Team

Last week during our two day intensive with the wonderful Kelly Mahler, we took the opportunity to grab a quick photo of the entire team. Kelly Mahler OTD, OTR/L, earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. She has been an occupational therapist for 18 years, serving school-aged children and adults. Kelly is winner of multiple awards including the 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging and Innovative Practice Award & a Mom’s Choice Gold Medal. Here…

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OT Week 2019

This year for OT week we are reflecting how far we have come as a company from an idea that sparked our beginnings to the team of 13 we have today. Alison and I (Jennifer) as owners and directors of the company have worked with a business coaching company, Building Business Consultancy based in Milton Malsor, Northamptonshire to push ourselves and our business to grow. We have reflected a lot during these coaching sessions and we are proud of the…

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What is the role of Sensory Integration in Attachment Disorders?

For most people sensory integration develops in the course of everyday childhood activities. When a person has good sensory integration then they can process information automatically and efficiently. But for some people, sensory integration does not develop as proficiently as it should and can affect activities of daily living, academic achievement, behaviour or social participation. Sensory integration is a subconscious and automatic neurological process. Information is received from our senses of touch, sight, taste, smell, movement, body position, hearing and…

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What our customers say

Supporting local parent and carer groups:


Hi Jennifer

Thank you so much for your fantastic talk last night.

I have had so much positive feed back from parents…..they all got so much from your talk. We would love to have you back again sometime.

Thank you again

Jenny Mould (ACE)

support groups

Feedback from recent training on embedding The Interoception Curriculum at Red Kite Special Academy in Corby, July 2020

“Training was excellent”

“The training was marvellous, really enjoyed it! Keep up the good work”

“You were amazing! The training was so interesting, loved it and cannot wait to try it”

“Such good training, thank you both! Excited to find ways to apply this through the whole school”


Red Kite Special Needs School, Corby



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