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We offer assessment in the following areas as these can all affect development.  Research suggests ongoing therapy promotes future skills and your child’s development:

Babies and Toddlers (0-2 years)

  • Babies and toddlers that are born prematurely (especially below 32 weeks gestation)
  • Babies and toddlers that have had a difficult time during birth. For example hypothermic cooling, neonatal seizures or a bleed on the brain
  • Babies and toddlers that find it difficult to be calm and settled as this can affect their ability to play, feed, sleep and interact with the world
  • Babies and toddlers who are difficult to position and handle or their movements look and feel different (stiff or floppy).   Babies and toddlers should be able to move their arms, legs and bodies in lots of ways.
  • Babies and toddlers who are using one side of their body more than the other or who are reluctant to move and use one side of their body.   Babies do not typically develop a preference for one side of their body (e.g. right handed/left handed) until they are nearer 2 years old)
  • Babies who do not turn their head to both sides and have developed flatness to one side of their head (including Torticollis, Plagiocephaly and Brachycephaly)
  • Babies who have a condition that may affect their development including Downs syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, Cerebral Palsy, Achondroplasia, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Neuromuscular conditions etc.

Pre-School children (2-5 years)

  • Children should be able to move their bodies in lots of different ways, if a child’s movements look or feel different (stiff or floppy) or the movements on one side of their body look different or more difficult
  • Children are developing their skills and movements rapidly during this period, if a child is developing slower than expected or are having specific difficulties with functional skills such as eating, playing, mark making, getting up from the floor, running, jumping or climbing stairs.
  • Children who have a condition that may affect their development including Down syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, Cerebral Palsy, Achondroplasia, Neuromuscular conditions etc.
  • We can support and advise on home specialist equipment such as supportive seating, standing frames, walkers, buggies and wheelchairs.   We can liaise with NHS teams or support private/charity funded requests
  • We can support and advise on environmental issues that can potentially affect your child’s participation in activities within their nursery or school.  We can liaise with your NHS teams or work independently supporting the nursery/school

Primary school children (4-11 years)

  • Children should be able to move their bodies in lots of different ways, if a child’s movements look or feel different (stiff or floppy) or the movements on one side of their body look different or more difficult
  • Children are developing their occupations (daily activities) and refining their skills and movements rapidly during this period, if a child is developing slower than expected or are having specific difficulties with functional skills such as eating, playing, mark making/handwriting, scissor skills, getting up from the floor, running, jumping, climbing stairs, balancing or keeping up in PE.
  • Children who have a condition that may affect their development including Down syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular conditions or Achondroplasia etc.
  • We can support and advise on home specialist equipment such as supportive seating, standing frames, walkers, buggies and wheelchairs.   We can liaise with NHS teams or support private/charity funded assessments and requests
  • We can support and advise on environmental issues that can potentially affect your child’s participation in activities within school.  We can liaise with your NHS teams or work independently supporting the school

Conditions we treat:

Premature baby / High Risk baby neurodevelopmental assessments. Torticollis / Head turning preference. Cerebral Palsy. Neurological conditions including neuromuscular disorders for example spinal muscular atrophy. Degenerative conditions. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Down syndrome. Developmental delay. Acquired or traumatic brain injury (ABI/TBI). Rehabilitation post orthopaedic surgery, botulinum toxin, selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR). Genetic conditions. Oncology conditions.

Contact us

If you would like to contact a member of the team to arrange an appointment or just ask some questions please email us at info@littletotstherapy.co.uk or phone 07538 189071
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