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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 1:1 SESSIONS

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 1:1 SESSIONS
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Date/Time
Tuesday 26th November 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location
Virginia House

Category(ies)


We are offering parents/carers the opportunity to meet with

Amanda Jones, Occupational Therapist

for a 1:1 session to discuss your child’s needs within a safe, confidential space, here at Virginia House

on Tuesday 26th November 2019

between 10 and 1400

 

“One to one sessions aim to give parents/carers an opportunity to discuss any specific functional difficulties their child may be experiencing. These may be sensory based or a physical difficulty (often both) where strategies/ideas are needed to help improve the situation.
I trained as a Occupational Therapist specialising in paediatrics. I have worked with children and young people for 15 years. I now work in an advisory and training capacity”
   
                                                                                                                               

Prior to the session we will ask you to email some notes to (Nicky@friendsandfamilies.org.uk) about your child and any concerns you wish to discuss,

this will enable Amanda to prepare some bespoke, individual advice for you.

Each session will last 45 minutes and you will be allocated a time between 1000 and 1400

Cost per session £15

Bookings

£15.00


What our friends and families say...

“Thank you, yet again, to Friends & Families of Special Children for providing opportunities for my son that I never thought he would be able to do.  During the summer he was able to have surfing lessons and enjoy other water sport activities organised by the charity.   When we arrive at the sessions they are always very well planned and as parents we have no explaining to do and even better no apologising for our child’s behaviour!  The staff have an amazing understanding and empathy on the needs of various disabilities of the children and this helps to keep everyone relaxed and happy including the parents/carers!”

October 2015

“It was the best day ever being able to go swimming as a family with her little sister who can only use a hydrotherapy pool. We’re so grateful we can have unforgettable days out thanks to the events you put on. We can thank you enough.”

May 2016

“Not only does the charity provide exciting experiences for the children but can also help with much needed support for the parents.  Being a parent of a disabled child can at times be very lonely and isolating.  To meet with other parents on these activity days is a breath of fresh air and helps you to realise that there are many other people like you facing the similar day to day challenges of having a disabled child.  From our personal experiences we can share stories, offer help and advice and even make new friends.”

January 2018

“The emotional support I received from my befriender was fantastic and the opportunity to off load and reveal my concerns and fears was like having a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”

Gareth Allen (parent)

“What a fantastic friendly welcoming place. We visited for the first time this morning for help to fill in a DLA form for our eldest daughter. We were given great help and advice with something we found very overwhelming and difficult.”

February 2017

“Thank you to all staff for looking after our kids at Magdalen Farm. Oliver has really enjoyed himself and can’t wait till the next time.”

August 2017

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