It’s hard to know where to start! The facilities at Children’s Choice are incredible and my daughter enjoys every minute of her time in the gym. Being offered a hot drink the moment you step through the door is just the first sign of the welcoming and caring approach at Children’s Choice.
The OT’s work is second to none. Her thoughtful, creative solutions for our daughter were foreign to my husband and I, but adapting these into our daily lives has been the most impactful work we have done. The OT is always looking for ways to address issues that arise and always seems to have alternative strategies to consider. The OT is more than just a great therapist, she is always available when we have questions, challenging situations arise or just someone to listen to, her passion and love of her job are clear to see!
The assessment, information and advice have transformed not only our daughter’s daily life, school life and our family life too. We can’t thank the OT enough, her approach, skills and insight have been utterly invaluable to us as a family.
Children’s Choice Therapy has had a hugely positive impact on our son both at home and school. Before our sons behaviour was seen as “bad” “challenging” etc. We were desperate to help him but didn’t’ know how to. From the first assessment we were so enlightened as Alison fully explained why our son behaved in the way he did and then devised a sensory diet to use at school to manage these behaviours. The OT also explained how these could be adapted to use at home too. Our son is so much happier, calmer and settled now. We and his school have so much understanding of our child’s needs from this service this filters through all aspects of his life. It is an essential service for any child with sensory needs.
After seeking educational support for our 10 year old son from a variety of places over the years, we hadn’t ever met anyone who understood the devastating impact of his complex SEN. As a child that masks his difficulties well in school, they always reported he was ‘fine’ and meeting all academic targets. (I’m sure this is a familiar experience for many). After a day at school, his behaviour told a different story; he was emotional, exhausted and often impossible to parent. Support in school was difficult to access; they didn’t “see” his difficulties. Our last attempt to secure help was to have him assessed by an Occupational Therapist trained in Sensory Integration.The experience with Children’s Choice Therapy has been exceptional from start to finish; we couldn’t have asked for anything more. I had many questions that the OT answered in terms that a parent could understand. The OT was friendly, fun and engaged our son from start to finish-she had endless patience with him. The OTs commitment to assessing and helping our son has been outstanding. She has gone above and beyond at every single stage and nothing has been too much trouble. The written report was equally thorough, specified and quantified, revealing many difficulties others had failed to identify in years of assessments. We are confident now we can finally access the support that is so desperately needed for our son to have a positive experience within the education system.