The terms and conditions of Chattersense are explained below to ensure that service users understand the Occupational Therapy services to be carried out, costs involved, time scales and how data is collected, stored and protected.
Insurance and registration
Chattersense is insured through Pennykidd Insurance Ltd
Our Therapists are:
- Members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
- HCPC Registered
- Hold enhanced Disclosure Scotland certification
- Hold professional membership with Sensory Integration Education
- Undertake mandatory training in basic life support, child protection, infection control, information governance and manual handling
DESCRIPTION AND COSTS
*CHARITY DISCOUNT 50%
|Initial Contact||Up to 30 mins conversation by phone or remote tele sessions to discus whether or not Chattersense is suited to your needs. Basic information and signposting available at this time||FREE|
|Visit the service and meet the staff||This is an opportunity to visit the sensory gym and discus your childs needs with the therapist and decide if a full assessment group therapy or 1:1 work is necessary. (up to 30 mins)||FREE|
|Comprehensive sensory and motor assessment||Includes standardised and informal assessment strategies – can take up to 4 sessions and includes a sensory integration clinical assessment, full reports and recomendations|
|Additional Reports||School reports, childs plan paperwork, PIP completion, summary reports; sensory diets etc that are not included in initial report|
|Intervention sessions||Regular intervention for face to face treatment sessions|
|Group sessions||Sensory and communication; social skills; motor skills etc||£9 weekly or 8 for £54 (paid in advance)|
|Observational Visit||Home or school|| |
|Home or school program||Individual written program for school/parent general Advise and strategies|
|Consultation||Formal phone consultation, face to face (without young person) or school consultation (without child present)||£60 £30|
|Training||Training is bespoke to the needs of the service and therefore prices may vary||Half day training (up to 3.5 hours) |
|Cancellation||Up to 7 days before Within 7 days but more than 24 hour notice Less than 24 hours||No charge 50% of session cost Full session cost|
Payment is accepted via bank transfer. Payment should be made on receipt of invoice or 24 hours before initial assessment
Once tou have made an appointment with us it means that we have reserved the time in our schedula exclusively for you.
To avoid cancellation fees please give us at least 7 days notoce. You can cancel or reschedulae an appointment by emailing us at email@example.com and we can discus your personal circumstances and rebooking options.
Chattersense assessments are carried out by Occupational Therapists in the Easterhouse – Chattersense Sensory Motor Gym
Assessments may include
- Movement ABC Version 2 (Henderson)
- Sensory Integration Clinical Observations
- Sensory Profile (Dunn)
- Sensory Processing Measure
- Self-Esteem Rating Scale
- Peabody Developmental Motor Scales
- Stepping Stones Assessment
- Guided Play
Following the assessment, the Parent/Carer is provided with
- An in- depth written report with initial recommendations and general strategies.
- Recommendations for intervention, discharge or referral to another agency.
Intervention is individual to each client and will depend on the outcome of the assessment and the personal goals set by the young person/family.
A range of therapeutic approaches are used with the over-arching frames of reference of Sensory Integration, biomechanical and co-op
Goals are based on daily functional challenges the client wishes to work on such as:
- Personal Care (washing, toileting, tooth-brushing etc)
- Dressing skills (may encompass physical skills required, sensory aspects)
- Eating and drinking (may encompass physical use of utensils, consider sensory aspects)
- Play and Leisure (may encompass sensory integration, gross/fine motor, self-regulation, social communication)
- Visual perception (may encompass eye movements/sensory aspects)
- Education e.g., writing/drawing, emotional-regulation, physical environment, transitions
- Workplace (access to the physical/social environment, documenting work, organisational/time management)
- Emotional Literacy (emotional regulation, social communication, self- esteem/mental health)
This depends on the needs of each client, the distance from the clinic, and the ability to carry out activities in different settings (home/school)
Group Intervention Work
Chattersense Therapies offer different groups throughout the year
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.
Young people may be encouraged to join one of the groups following a block of individual therapy to allow them to consolidate their skills in a supported setting.
Some children come into a group for only a short time, but we have a number who have been attending for several years and continue to make measurable progress.
When Groups are running, Parents are invited to stay and chat in the waiting room where they have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other parents of children with needs similar to their own. This provides a forum for mutual support
Pre school group
2-5 for children who are struggling with their social skills due to sensory issues, difficulties regulating their emotions; difficulties with concentration and attention. This is a fun and informal way of improving awareness of others; turn taking; sharing space and resources with others etc.
Social skills group
for children and young people 5- 10 years who are struggling with their social skills due to sensory issues, difficulties regulating their emotions; difficulties with concentration and attention. This is a fun and informal way of improving awareness of others; turn taking; sharing space and resources with others etc.
Teen Youth Group
This group is for young people between the ages of 12-24 years who have difficulties with social skills and making and keeping friendships. We approach each session to work on the individual needs and help young people develope their functional daily living skills.
Training is a key service offered by. We are passionate about helping more people to understand the underlying reasons (the ‘why’) of a young person’s challenges/behaviour through informative training.
We offer a range of courses that can be tailor made to suit the requirements or the client. We aim to:
- Provide a basic understanding of the neuro-typical development and neurodiversity
- Provide a more in-depth understanding of neurodiversity, how conditions manifest themselves day to day, how to adapt the tasks, curriculum/teaching approaches to support different learning/play needs
An introduction to Sensory Integration
This introductory course will outline a child’s typical pattern of motor/sensory development and describe where neurodiversity (Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/ Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and many others) fit into this. Delegates participants in experiential tasks to demonstrate some of the difficulties a child may face and teaches strategies which allow them to adapt their approach and provide the best possible support.
Costs range from £350 – £800. Full day, half day, evening or twilight sessions can be arranged.