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WHO ARE SUPER KIDS THERAPY

Amy holding a book

Hello, I'm Amy

I have been an Occupational Therapist for nearly 20 years, although my OT experience started at a much younger age as I have a sibling with a Physical Disability.

 

I have only ever worked with children and young people.  I set up Super Kids Therapy in 2020 as I was working in the NHS and wanted to provide more hands-on therapy. I love working with babies, children and young adults with additional needs. My clinical specialisms are working in early intervention with babies and toddlers, cerebral palsy, handwriting and working in special schools. 

 

I have attended some fantastic post graduate training as an OT (MAES Therapy, Constraint Induced movement therapy, DMI (the first Level C trained therapist in the UK), learning without tears, sensory integration training and many more).

 

My previous experience includes working in a children’s hospital and NICU, working in a specialist school for children with Cerebral Palsy and working for the NHS in Paediatric Occupational Therapy services in Ealing, London and in Somerset (working in the community in clinics, mainstream schools and special schools). I have also had the opportunity to work abroad for the Gibraltar Health Service and whilst I worked for them, I volunteered in the Leonard Cheshire Home in Tangiers as part of a multi-therapy team.

 

Out of work I have a busy family life and I’m part of the SEN community as a parent, I love spending time with my family, going to the beach, reading, binge watching TV shows with my Husband, and going on holiday.

Hello, I'm Lucy

I’ve worked as a children’s occupational therapist for over 6 years, and prior to this I worked in a range of settings mostly in hospitals and older person’s rehabilitation services. I seem to have found my calling in paediatrics and really enjoy working with young people from babies up to young adults.

 

My experience ranges from schools and nurseries to special schools as well as colleges for young adults with learning disabilities. In previous years I have been fortunate enough to support charity missions in Eastern Europe, equipping locals with the tools and medical equipment to provide practical support to the disabled community.

 

I have been offered opportunities to engage in a variety of postgraduate training, including sensory integration, SCERTS, constraint induced movement therapy and developmental play, among others. I love that I am always learning as a therapist and every child is unique.  Working for Super Kids Therapy allows me to work with children in a tailored, bespoke way, to enable them to fulfil their individual potential.

 

At weekends, I am happiest exploring the great outdoors with my lovely husband and our two beautiful boys.

Lucy holding a basket of toys

Hello, I'm Philip

I support the therapists at Super Kids Therapy with a range of ‘back office’ support.  I look after the financial affairs of the business as well as making sure that we hold the correct insurances in place.  I allow the therapists to concentrate on supporting the young people on their caseloads by taking care of non-clinical aspects of running the service.  

 

Outside of Super Kids, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, exploring the local area and watching the Formula One racing series.  

 
SKILLS

OUR SKILLS SET

We offer a range of skills and therapy techniques to support your child.

Handwriting

We help children that are stuck with their handwriting progress, by completing a full assessment of the fundamental skills used for writing. Following this we offer specific targeted sessions using programmes including Handwriting without tears, Speed up and Write Dance.

Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury

We are specialists in this area, we offer DMI therapy (one of only 2 treatment centres in the UK who can offer this), MAES Therapy, Constraint Induced Movement Therapy, therapeutic elastic taping and Conductive Education. Children with these conditions have so much potential that can be unlocked with the right therapy, we use a mixture of the therapies listed to find the right mix for your child.

Sensory Processing

We use a mixture of standardised assessment and clinical observation to assess the children we see. Our therapy room has a range of specialist sensory equipment that is used during this process. We offer personalised sensory diets, sensory circuits, Zones of Regulation and the ALERT Programme. We can see children at home, in school, in their local community or in our clinic room.

Swimming

Super Swim sessions are run by an Occupational Therapist who is also a trained special needs swimming instructor trained in the Halliwick Method. These sessions are play based in the pool and are a stepping stone to moving onto mainstream swimming lessons (when appropriate).

Play Skills

All of our sessions are play based, when children get older this moves onto more functional activities. Children learn best through play and completing therapy activities in this way is so motivating for them. We use toys and games that have been specifically chosen to help your child work on the skills they need to and a session with one of our team should look like they are playing with us.

Functional/Self Care Skills

Whether it's dressing or toileting, using a knife and fork or scissors we are the therapists for you. We unpick the challenges and work on the foundation skills needed for success whilst continuing to work on the activity. We are also masters of the gadget and have lots of knowledge of specialist equipment including everything from powered chairs to pencil grips.
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