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Article in Northamptonshire County SNIX Magazine

This month we have an article in the Special Needs Index Magazine, here’s the link and the article. Special Needs Index (SNIX) – Special educational needs and disability (SEND) support (northamptonshire.gov.uk) Interoception- the Eighth Sense What? I hear you cry! I got taught that there are five senses in school and you’re telling me there are three more. And this unpronounceable one is the eighth (FYI the other two are proprioception and vestibular). Interoception is the sense of feeling things……

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Interoception Awareness

We are delighted to announce that Kelly is returning to train OTs, SALT, Physio’s, Ed Psych, Clin. Psych, Teachers, Parents and Carers on how to use this curriculum in October 2021. Click on the link below to secure your place.. the last time Kelly visited the UK in November 2019 our waiting list was in double figures. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interoception-assessment-and-intervention-with-kelly-mahler-tickets-80669164643

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Covid-19: OT Provision in schools; Update, 5th January 2021

Following the official advice issued by the UK Government and Public Health England on 4th January 2021 we wanted to update schools in the way we will be continuing to provide Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapists working in schools are classed as specialist education professionals and guidance states that provision for children receiving specialist support should carry on. This means that the services we supply to your school will continue to be provided in person. We take the health and safety…

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What exactly is our service provision to schools?

We were recently asked by one of our partner schools to write a synopsis of our services. While doing this we realised that being an Independent Service we can adapt our provisions within the scope of being occupational therapists.  Synopsis: Occupational therapy values the role of being and doing, and assesses each child as an individual within the context of school and home. In school children’s occupations span from daily living skills of getting dressed/undressed/ feeding themselves and using the…

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Live with Thrive

Jennifer (OT) has collaborated with a local fitness and lifestyle coach, Georgina (YGT Fitness and Coaching) to bring children’s workouts to your home twice a week. These follow along at your own pace workouts address gross motor skills through repetitive activities to encourage improved posture, positioning and muscle strength. Who is suitable for these workouts? These workouts are suitable for young people and children who: Have dyspraxia Struggle to use a pencil, pen or brush and avoid tasks using fine…

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New Info Added to FAQ

Do you work in or visit my child’s school? The following is a list of all the schools we work in (2019-2020, and 2020-2021). 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 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 The Redkite Academy Dorothy…

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Sensory Circuit Video

Thrive Occupational Therapy’s Facebook Page has many more videos to help keep you and your children active and entertained while school’s are closed. Follow us on @thriveot to watch, or send a video of you and your children’s circuit for editing to have  Jennifer@thrive-ots.co.uk work her magic. Watch the below Sensory Circuit by Abigail and Ella to see how they turn out and get in touch if you have any questions. Are you brave enough to send me a video?…

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*Update COVID19 Statement*

WE’RE STILL HERE! WE’RE STILL HERE! WE’RE STILL HERE! For all of you wondering what we are now doing Thrive OTs is still here supporting our families and schools, working from home in this new virtual world of social media and telehealth. We are uploading content to our facebook page on a daily basis for Mums and Dad, carers and teachers to use. Daily Tasks for 60 days. We are, some of us, volunteering our time for advice and support…

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What our customers say

Looking forward to 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 restarting

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”

“Amazing”

Red Kite Special Needs School, Corby

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