PIPs Service and Early Years

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An individual approach to meeting your child’s needs

Our PIPs and Early Years service provides early assessment, intervention and support for babies and young children aged 0-4 and their families. It provides effective tailored programmes to meet the specific needs of children with developmental delays, motor difficulties or sensory impairment.

There is increasingly strong evidence that early intervention can make a genuine difference for children with sensory motor disorders. It is essential to address your child’s needs early to ensure the best possible long term outcomes.

At Pace we offer occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, and specialist and conductive education, accessed through individual therapy sessions, parent groups and our Little Acorns nursery.

As well as helping your child to develop the skills they need to access education, increase their independence and communicate effectively, we help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to care for your child with confidence. Our advice, assessment and training services complement the ongoing support you receive from our specialists.

What PIPs parents say

“Professionals at Pace have a great knowledge and experience of children with neuromotor disabilities. As a parent it is extremely reassuring to know that our children are in capable hands”.

“Before we found Pace we had ad hoc and reactive support from other health professionals and we felt isolated, lost and we did not feel that we were in a position to help our child the most and give him the greatest chance to progress. Since being involved with Pace we have learnt so many useful tips and techniques, ideas for games that weave therapy into them, had loans of equipment, and we have felt generally supported so that we can carry over their excellent sessions into our daily handling and playing with our child. We have felt less stressed and the pressure has been taken off us a little bit as we know that he is getting really good, consistent therapy and learning input each week”.

“Pace has made a world of difference to my child. She is happier, more content, more vocal and able to express her needs better. This leads to her being happier and therefore more settled. Her mobility skills have been helped immensely; she is now able to use a walker which we never thought possible”.

Real life stories

Cerys

Cerys is 3 years old and has been attending PIPs at Pace for the past 2 years. When she started she was only able to lie on her back and move her arms and legs a bit, her hands were tightened into little fists and she found it hard to coordinate her body with her vision and hearing. Sadly she had sustained severe brain damage following a collapse after birth, a traumatic and life-changing event, not only for her, but also for her parents, wider family and friends.

For the past 2 years Pace has played a strong and consistent part in her and her family's life. She attends weekly 1:1 therapy sessions and also had the opportunity to experience a term of hydrotherapy. She has learned to do a lot of things with her body since starting at Pace – her hands are now relaxed and open, she can roll and push herself up when lying on her stomach. She likes to touch things and is working hard on learning to sit independently (her next big goal). She even managed to learn to swim with the help of a neck float, being ‘free’ and moving independently in the water is very relaxing for her.

The amazing therapy team at Pace have made all this possible. It’s a great organisation that gives so much to so many children and their parents.

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