Connect Specialist Therapy Services

Connect is an Independent Occupational Therapy Service based in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Occupation is the central focus of therapy and hinges its belief that occupations are meaningful within the context of an individual’s life. For children and young people their primary occupations are play, school and activities of daily living [including washing, dressing and feeding]. Connect is passionate about supporting individuals who have difficulties completing these functional activities within their everyday lives and strives to provide a family centred approach to enhance the lives of children and young people.

Our therapists are qualified Occupational Therapist BSc (Hons) and have gained Post-Graduate Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration. Therapists are Level 1 Informed Sensory Attachment Intervention Practitioners. Additional training includes; The Interoception Curriculum, EcoSensory Therapy, Quickshifts, The Alert Programme, Is It Sensory or Is It Behaviour? Feeding Difficulties and Sensory, Intensive Interaction, SCERTS, Court Skills and Safeguarding Level 3. The therapists hold a DSB Enhanced Enclosure and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Sensory Integration Network, Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) and College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sector Independent Practice (COTSS-IP). Connect is fully insured and is compliant with The General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

Our therapists are highly skilled to support children and young people with the following diagnoses:
  • Sensory Integration Difficulties
  • Metal Health Difficulties including anxiety
  • Emotional Regulation Difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD]
  • Developmental Co-ordination Delay
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Trauma and Attachment Difficulties
  • Chromosome Conditions
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
What we Help With:
  • Difficulties may impact on a child’s ability to: Move [running, jumping, riding a bike, climbing]
  • Complete Personal Care Activities [such as fasten buttons/zips, hold a knife and fork, use the toilet, dressing and undressing]
  • Play Skills [limited ideas for games, not knowing how to play with others, repetitive play]
  • School Skills [difficulties with concentration, sitting still, handwriting, PE skills]

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