Our Services

1-1 Occupational Therapy & Educational Psychology

1-1 Occupational Therapy & Educational Psychology

1-1 Occupational Therapy & Educational Psychology

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The Playful Place provides high quality therapy aiming at empowering the child through celebrating strengths and challenging weaknesses. Specialised areas include 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Premature Births
  • Anxiety
  • Dyspraxia
  • ADHD
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self Esteem 
  • Social Skills
  • Self Harm
  • Understanding Challenging Behaviours
  • Understanding a New Diagnosis


LEGO - Based Therapy Social Skills Group

1-1 Occupational Therapy & Educational Psychology

1-1 Occupational Therapy & Educational Psychology

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Social skill groups are greatly beneficial to children, giving an opportunity to learn and practice skills in a safe environment tailored for their individual needs. The group is kept small with children with similar skills. Research based Lego-Therapy techniques are used as the foundation of the group activity.  The group works on:

  • Conversation skills 
  • Cooperation & Collaboration skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Self regulation & impulse control
  • Showing interest in others
  • Safe conflict resolution skills
  • Resilience & perseverance 
  • Leadership and teamwork skills
  • Fine & Gross motor skills

Developmental Playgroup

1-1 Occupational Therapy & Educational Psychology

Developmental Playgroup

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The Playful Place offers a Developmental Playgroup for babies who were born premature or spent time in NICU/SCBU. This group is designed to be a safe space where parents and babies can come to share their journey and have some interaction that is controlled and safe, as most playgroups are not always appropriate for early babies. 

  • Occupational Therapist Facilitated Group
  • Development Milestones Monitored
  • Activities to promote Physical Skills, Social skills, Cognitive skills, Language skills
  • Clean Safe Environment
  • Play ideas for home
  • Shared experience with other NICU Mums

Clinical Assessments

Clinical Assessments

Developmental Playgroup

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The Playful Place offers the following occupational therapy assessments:

  • Autism Screening: Gilliam Autism Rating Scale 3 (GARS3)
  • Sensory Processing: Sensory Profile 2 (SP2)
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment system 3rd Edition (ABAS3)
  • Functional Behavioural Assessment
  • Retained Primitive Reflex Screening
  • Developmental Assessment 

Education Workshops

Clinical Assessments

Education Workshops

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The Playful Place offers workshops that can be designed around individual needs of the organisation, group or the family. 

  • Autism
  • LEGO Therapy
  • Dyspaxia
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Teacher Education
  • Professional Workshops
  • Family Education Sessions 
  • Support Group Talks