Chattersense CIC

A specialist group dedicated to improving communication and sensory processing

Welcome to Chattersense!

Helping children make “sense” of the world!

A unique specialist service dedicated to working with children who have difficulties with their communication skills and sensory processing issues.  Developed, coordinated and conducted by a State Registered Occupational Therapist and a Communication Specialist. At Chattersense we aim for our sessions to be fun for children and their carers alike.

We aim to promote all aspects of communication and sensory needs, and will provide the opportunity for parents to learn the skills to promote communication in its most natural format – through play, songs and fun activities!

We offer sensory & communication assessments; 1:1 treatments and group work to meet the unique needs of the children we serve.

We can help and support those involved in the children’s lives and can provide In bespoke training packages and workshops. We can even those provide information sessions for those who strive towards inclusion for all children.

Our Mission:

To enhance the quality of life for children with sensory and communication differences; their families and their extended support system, through therapy; meaningful play and education.

Our Assessments:

Our Specialist Occupational Therapist has been qualified for over 25 years and has 15 years in paediatrics, she has her practitioner qualification in Ayres Sensory Integration.

To get a clear picture of a child’s sensory & communication needs, we carry out Comprehensive and Bespoke Assessments.

Our sensory & communication assessments are usually carried out over 3 sessions and look at all their sensory systems and develope a profile of the childs strengths and some things that may need to be developed further.

These include discussions with parents, professionals e.g. school staff, therapists and social care and carers as part of the holistic process.

We used standardised and non-standardised assessments and clinical observations to establish a baseline of a child’s or young person’s functional performance. Our assessments are based on the childs and families concerns and will be adapted to meet your individual needs

Our Groups:

Welcome to our new amazing specialist group that combines communication and sensory issues in a manner that will promote and enhance communication. Our unique and exciting groups are run by a qualified state registered Occupational Therapist and a Communication Specialist. Between us we have over 50 years specialist paediatric experience. This group is aimed at those children who are delayed in their communication and their sensory issues are causing concerns.

All groups are about having fun and addressing any developmental, motor or social skills based issue through involvement in fun games, motor skills activities and co-operative learning

“Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential strengths, and languages and try to overcome any obstacle presented”

Please get in touch:

Sharon Craighead, Paediatric Occupational Therapist, 07931 588835

Katy Lironi, Makaton Regional Tutor and Communication Specialist


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