What we offer
Initial Telephone Consultation
A free telephone consultation is available to discuss your child’s needs and describe the service available. If following discussion, it is felt the service can meet the needs of your child and you wish to proceed, a further Pre-assessment meeting will be arranged.
A pre-assessment meeting will be carried out to gather additional information and discuss in detail any concerns you may have about your child. If appropriate, a sensory questionnaire will also be completed. You are encouraged to provide any previous reports from health care professionals and any relevant school documents e.g. end of year reports, Individual Education Plan (IEP), Educational Psychology reports.
Treetop Kids reserves the right to decline involvement and refund the pre-assessment fee, if it is felt that the service is unable to meet the needs of the child after gathering the additional information. In this case we will do our best to signpost you to appropriate services.
An assessment session can last between 45-90 minutes and depending on your child’s needs, can include observations of functional activities, clinical observations, and/or a range of standardised tests.
It is your decision whether you wish to be present during your child’s assessment. Some parents/carers find it beneficial to observe; whilst others find their presence will affect their child’s performance and chose not to present. If you have any concerns you can discuss this at your pre-assessment meeting.
Please note that for some children it may be best to see them over a few assessment appointments to get the best evaluation of their needs.
Feedback & Advice Session
During this session, we will provide you with feedback from the assessment including 2 copies of a detailed assessment report. We will discuss the content of the report and any recommendations made. We will also provide you with advice specific to your child’s needs. This may be in the form of verbal or written information and can include an individually tailored home programme, sensory diet, or equipment and accommodations.
You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions and discuss and devise goals if therapy sessions are recommended. Your child is not required to attend this session; however older children may wish to.
We encourage children to be part of the goal-setting process. We aim to work collaboratively with you to identify which problems are the most important and establish goals that are clear, realistic and measurable.
Individual Therapy Sessions
Therapy is always tailored to the individual needs of your child and family; therefore, the number and frequency of sessions varies. We currently offer therapy sessions on a 1:1 basis and we encourage parents/carers to observe or participate in sessions for carry-over of activities and strategies at home between sessions.
Liaison with School
We may ask for consent to observe your child at school or send a questionnaire to your child’s teacher as part of the assessment process. This helps us to gain a better understanding of your child’s abilities across different contexts.
If required and consent obtained to do so, we can also arrange to liaise with your child’s class teacher or the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) to offer support or provide training for your child’s needs in the education setting.