Occupational therapy and physiotherapy are designed to help your child in the development of motor, sensory, perceptual, and organisational skills.
Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
Occupational or physiotherapists use carefully selected activities to help children address concerns related to motor skills, visual perception, sensory processing skills, attention control, handwriting, self-care and organisational skills.
An initial assessment will help our occupational and physiotherapists to identify areas where your child may need support, and to establish a programme of ongoing care. If you are unsure whether occupational or physiotherapy is right for your child, a Multidisciplinary Assessment may be appropriate.
To arrange an assessment, please fill out the ‘make an enquiry’ form on this page. You will then be invited to a telephone consultation with one of our clinicians, where you can provide a more detailed picture. This will help our clinicians decide on the best course of action for you and your child.
Costs differ between individuals. You will be given a clear idea of fees before any treatment begins.
Alison is a client focused occupational therapist helping children, families and schools in London and the Home Counties. She is experienced in working with both state and independent schools and often provides inset training.
Alison has a Biochemistry degree from the University of Oxford and an Occupational Therapy degree from Oxford Brookes where she was awarded the highest first in her year. She has experience in rehabilitation, forensic mental health and paediatrics and has chosen to specialise in working with children.
Alison enjoys working with children with a range of developmental, motor and behavioural challenges. Some may not have any form of diagnosis. Others may have one or more of the following:
- Motor difficulties including difficulty with handwriting
- Developmental delay
- Dyspraxia or DCD
- Acquired brain injury
- Sensory processing differences
- Learning difficulties
Alison places an emphasis on evidence-based treatment and goal attainment, ensuring that the views of the child and family are at the centre of her treatment. An empathetic, educative and supportive approach enables parents and children to progress together outside of OT treatment.
With a first-class honours degree from the Royal London Hospital, Masters from City University and professional qualifications from the Institute of Health service Management, Laura developed her foundation Paediatric skills at the Evelina Children’s Unit at Guy’s Hospital London.
The world renowned Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital was where she consolidated these skills and developed a breadth of specialist knowledge and experience. Working alongside many eminently renowned Physicians, Laura was recognized for her excellence in practice specifically in the areas of neurology neurosurgery and neuro developmental paediatrics. As Director of Therapy services between 1994 and 1999, Laura had an extensive clinical, managerial and consultancy workload.
With her knowledge of both the clinical and service provision aspects of Paediatric Health Care Laura worked with a team from Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital providing consultancy skills both nationally and Internationally; Chicago Memorial Children’s Hospital and Packard Children’s Hospital, Stamford Medical Centre, Palo Alto. Clinically she was also involved in outreach services both nationally and internationally; Egypt and The Far East.
In current private practice Laura provides specialist Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy services. She is one of only a handful of Neurodevelopmental therapists in the UK. As well as providing expert assessment, advice and treatment services, she provides an advisory and educational role to many UK schools. Academically she lectures at the University of Surrey.
Laura is on the Physiotherapy board of The Heath Professions council, the Government body regulating Health Care professionals. In her spare time she has a husband, twin daughters and a son who keep her on her toes.