Our family-centred approach

Our unique way of supporting children with neurodisabilities is based on 30 years’ experience.

The Pace approach

The Pace approach

We have a developed a unique approach that focuses on the whole child, to help children with neurodisabilities reach their potential. And here is how it works.

Our therapy services follow the Pace Approach, looking at nine aspects of your child’s development. Here’s what you can expect:

Access to curriculum and learning

Your child will develop skills, prepare to learn, and progress towards personal goals. We ensure your child gets the most out of learning.

Activities of daily life

Your child will grow their ability to care for themselves, learn, take part in classroom activities and play.

Attention and regulation

Your child will develop strategies so they can maintain focus, manage their behaviour and recognise and control their emotions.

Communication

Your child will learn to express and receive communication through speech, gesture, body language, and more. We develop their understanding of language, which underpins their ability to engage with the world.

Emotional wellbeing

Your child will strengthen their ability to cope, be resilient and maintain a positive outlook during times of challenge and adversity.

Play and recreation

Your child will develop skills for play, have fun and thrive. Children have opportunities to direct play, and we support you to play with your child.

Posture and movement

Your child will learn to control, coordinate and strengthen their muscles through a range of experiences and activity to. Focusing on control of posture to enable movement, from eye movements and swallowing to walking.

Relationships

You will develop healthy, strong relationships with your child, and build your child’s self-confidence.

Sensory processing and loss

Your child will explore and process their senses, so they can learn about the relationship between their body and the world.

Our expert therapists gather around your child to develop all these areas.

Practitioners team up to share expertise and collaborate for the best outcomes. We encourage open communication, among our team and with you. Pace therapists may also liaise with education professionals and healthcare practitioners.

Your child will receive unique care, just right for their needs.

We are experts in a range of specialist therapy approaches. We can offer:

Sensory integration therapy

This helps your child cope with their difficulties in processing sensory input.

PROMPT therapy

PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets; this therapy improves clarity of speech.

SDR rehab

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical procedure to help to reduce muscle stiffness in children with cerebral palsy.

Constraint-Induced Manual Therapy

This is a technique that aims to improve mobility of a limb by restraining an unaffected limb.

Bimanual therapy

This helps children with cerebral palsy learn to use both hands together to complete everyday tasks.

Attachment sensory integration

This is about supporting your child to overcome learned behaviours which have been established in response to trauma.

Sensory feeding and eating

We can support your child to overcome food aversion caused by sensory input like taste, texture and smell.

Dysphagia support

We can support children who are struggling with swallowing.

Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC)

These are systems and devices that can aid your child’s communication.

Assistive Technology

Also known as AT, this is a general term for any item, software or piece of equipment that can help your child.

Circle of security

We support you and your child to develop strong, secure relationships.

And many other specialisms . . .

Contact us to find out how we can support you and your child.

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