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Feb 2012 Issue no.1

A warm welcome to the first of our newsletters which we will now be sending out once a term. We are now settled into our new home at Poole Road Medical Centre in Bournemouth. This allows us to offer appointments at the clinic from 8.30am-6.30pm Monday to Saturday in addition to our home and school/nursery/sports club visits. We are very proud to be the only practice of its kind in the area, a specialist private practice, just for children. We are really looking forward to 2012 and some exciting developments over the coming months. Please keep an eye on our website for up to date information

Coping with Chaos

Other Partnerships

We are very pleased to announce our link with the charity Coping with Chaos. We will be offering support for the charity and the great work it does in Dorset. It is a parent run organisation that supports families caring for a child/children or young person with a disability or special educational need providing services for families living in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

We are very excited about supporting Zoe Mather’s successful new school of dance and performing arts ‘Centre Stage’ for children aged 2.5 to 19 years of age. All members are offered discounted physiotherapy.

Much to our delight Dorset Orthopaedic's Matthew Hughes is now providing an orthotic service for TCTl enhancing services we currently offer.

New Educational Psychology Service

TCT is very proud to support Poole Swimming Club. The club has experienced great success this year under the guidance of their coach Robin Armayan. TCT has provided talks for the swimmers as well as sports screenings and discounted physio appointments.

We are very happy to announce we are now sponsoring Longfleet Youth Girls F.C. under 13’s team.

We are very lucky to now have Peta Petrou, Educational Psychologist working with us. She is offering a consultancy service for parents and schools making the service more affordable and easily accessible to all.

Holiday Groups Please keep an eye on our website for news about our holiday groups which we are hoping to run during Easter and Summer school holidays.  Social communication  Dyspraxia groups for teenagers – useful hints and tips to make life a bit easier!  Yoga for teenagers  Ball skills and co-ordination fun and games

NEW Music Therapy We are delighted to announce Rachel Millman has agreed to do some work with us in the coming months. Keep an eye on our website for all the latest exciting news regarding this new service.

Training for Mainstream school staff Following the success of our first training evening for mainstream school staff in November by the physio team our next few dates have been set. 31.01.2012 Occupational Therapy evening will cover handwriting giving an insight into perceptual skills, writing speed, pencil grips, plus lots of other handy hints and tips. Sensory modulation will also be covered explaining how issues with sensory processsing may impact particular children and consequently affect the rest of the class. 27.03.2012 Speech and Language evening – will cover common conditions found in the classroom as well as advice regarding more complex children that our staff are coming into contact with more often in mainsteam schools. 29.05.2012 – Educational Psychology Evening 25.09.2012 – Topic to be confirmed

Specialist Junior Sports Injury Clinic     

Free lectures Support and advice Discounted physio appointments for club members Appointments available after school, at weekends and during school holidays. Appointments usually available within 48 hours.

New Play Specialist We are thrilled to welcome play specialist Mary Thomas to Total Children’s Therapy. Mary will be working with us in a number of ways, please keep an eye on the website for more details over the coming months

Communication Aid Assessments We are very pleased to now have Speech and Language Therapist Nicky Dawes working with us. She specialises in working with children who use communication aids.

Total Children’s Therapy Open Day Saturday 25th February 2012 10.00am-4.00pm Westcliff Health, Poole Road Medical Centre, Bournemouth BH2 5QR Families and professionals welcome - come and meet us see what we offer and have a look round!

For more information about any of the items above please contact Tel :01202 313171 Mob: 079 394 10048 Email:

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