What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a health profession which aims to facilitate a child’s engagement, participation and performance in every day meaningful activities. We apply theory and evidence to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. Interventions are based on psychological, cognitive, behavioural, neurological, occupational science and sensory integration theory.

For more information go to: www.rcot.co.uk

What are your rates?

Please contact us as our fees are based on the type of service you require. We have subsidised rates for parents and charities. See Current rates

Can an assessment and recommendations by Thrive OT be used for my child’s Education and Health Care Plan or does the assessment need to be provided by a statutory occupational therapist?

As Independent Occupational Therapists (private sector) it is our professional duty to provide a fully independent and unbiased assessment and to make recommendations according to the child’s individual needs. We are regulated by the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) each holding a unique registration number, as are our colleagues in the statutory sector. This is the regulating body for our profession and ensures that we work within the scope of our knowledge and expertise. 

Input for an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) or statement can be provided by an occupational therapist employee either in the private OR statutory sector. The occupational therapist, regardless of their professional setting, is required to provide recommendations based on the needs of the child and not the resources available. Please see the IPSEA website for Common Myths regarding therapy services and EHCPs.

If a child requires occupational therapy for learning (not related to a health need), it should be included in Part 2 and 3 of the EHC Plan. The responsibility for providing that service then ultimately falls on the Local Authority (LA). 

Please contact IPSEA or SOS!SEN if you have any further questions regarding therapies and the EHCP.



Do you work in or visit my child’s school?

Our OTS are part of the school team and can be contacted through the school office or via info@thrive-ots.co.uk

Not all schools we work in are listed below, and not all children in the school will be actively seen by an OT. Please speak to your class teacher or SENCO to discuss your child’s needs.

Kingsley Learning Foundation: Kingsley Special Academy and Red Kite Academy

Greenfields School and Sports College

The Redway School, Milton Keynes

Rowan Gate Primary Schools: Rushden, Wellingborough, Satellite Classes

Creating Tomorrow Partnership Schools: Wren Spinney, Kingsmeadow

Greenwood Academies Trust: Purple Oaks Academy

The Aspire Federation (Milton Keynes) Schools: Slated Row.

Oracle Care and Education

Northampton Primary Academy Trust Schools: Headands, Simon de Senlis. 

Nene Valley Partnership Trust Schools: Cogenhoe and Wollaston.

Esland Education: Esland Bedford School

Overstone Park School 

InMAT: Standens Barn and Wollaston.  

Thrive OTS also work in many other local schools on an individual basis. SENCOS, parents, outside agencies including Educational Psychologists and Speech Therapists or your GP can contact us to assess your child.

Please get in touch and ask us how we can help:
info@thrive-ots.co.uk or 01604 644537

What our customers say

We love receiving messages like this about a member of our team.

[Also] Carly the OT who came out to [my child’s] school was amazing!!! She gave me some really useful info/knowledge and resources to research. I went away feeling like I had a little clearer understanding of how [my child’s] brain works and how I can further support her. Please pass on my thanks.

Parent, November 2023. Banner girl smiling with purple square with Carly's headshot in centre

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Another fabulous comment received about one of our exceptional OTs; Carly 

Just a personal note to say thank you again for attending [my child’s] Annual Review with the others. It was lovely see you all there as people who have worked with [my child] this last year, on the same page with [my child] and listening to your comments about [them].

If we ever need to use Thrive again either through the LA or privately for reassessment, without a doubt you will be the first person I think of! 

Parent, 20th May 2024

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