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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 OTs Facebook Page has many more videos to help keep you and your children entertained while school’s are closed. Follow us on @thriveot to view, or send a video of you and your children’s circuit for editing to Jennifer@thrive-ots.co.uk

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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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**COVID-19 Statement**

From the close of business today (Monday 23rd March 2020) WE WILL SUSPEND ALL FACE TO FACE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES. We are following the official advice issued by the UK Government and Public Health England regarding school closures and limiting all non-essential contact and travel. We are monitoring the changing situation daily. We take the health and safety of our staff and families very seriously which means we are implementing these measures whilst being able to continue to provide some services…

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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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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… as in cold, hot, hungry, thirsty etc and is pronounced in-ter-oh-sep-chun. For more information on what Interoception is see this link to the Star Institute in the USA https://www.spdstar.org/node/1073 Our company is offering interoception awareness…

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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…

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What our customers say

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

Sensory Circuit training at Lings Primary School, February 2020

“Brilliant, thank you. So much useful information to take back to the SLG”

“Thank you for the tips and hints on how to use everyday school equipment”

“Fabulous, I can now group children by ability not age. And i have the confidence to explain to staff and children why I am doing that”

“Loved, loved, loved playing with the equipment and learning my sensory preferences.”

Sensory Circuits, Lings Primary School, Northampton

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