Therapy CentreSteps Therapy Centre offers a range of support services for children aged three years plus. Our team of professional therapists is here to help support your child in all areas of their development in a relaxed and friendly way.
STEPS is a wonderful inviting environment. By using games and music to reinforce needed skills, my children think therapy is fun while working on the targets they need to master. STEPS is a favorite part of their week!
– Parent of children aged 3 and 10 with speech and language delay.
What do we offer?
Our services include:
- Speech and language therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Play therapy
- School and parent training.
Read about the therapy types we offer in more detail below. We can provide screenings, comprehensive assessment and 1:1 therapy and family support in school, at home or at Steps with Theera training centre.
If you would like to know more about how we can help support you and your child, our Head of Therapy Centre is always happy to answer your questions. Contact Hayley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speech and Language Therapy
Everyday tasks such as asking questions, making friends, expressing our needs, having fun, and learning at school all rely on our ability to communicate. Speech and Language Therapy can help support any aspect of speech, language and/or communication development.
This might include support for those who:
- Struggle to say certain sounds or make themselves understood
- Are taking longer than expected to learn to talk
- Have a limited vocabulary, struggle to form sentences, or get their words and sentences muddled up
- Find it difficult to understand what others are saying
- Struggle to communicate socially with others
Occupational therapy helps children with coordination, focus and organizational skills. It enables children with certain learning and attention issues perform the activities of daily living they struggle with.
Physiotherapy helps children and young people who have difficulty with movement. It focuses on short and long-term conditions which impact physical development, activity and a child’s ability to participate in play, learning and socialising.
Play Therapy helps children express or communicate their feelings. Children learn to express themselves in healthier ways, become more respectful and empathetic, and discover new, more positive ways to solve problems.
School and parent training
The Steps Therapy Centre also offers a range of tailored training packages for schools and parents to help support children’s social and academic development. More information on our training packages can be found here.
Our Team of Professional Therapists
Hayley Thomas – Head of Therapy Centre, Speech and Language Therapist
Hayley’s qualifications: MA SEN (Autism), BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, PGCE Special Educational Needs Coordination, Certified Elklan Tutor, Advanced Makaton (key word sign) specialist
Hayley says: “I love finding fun and creative ways to deliver therapy, but the best part of my job is seeing a child’s confidence grow as their communication skills develop.”
Kim Meintjes, Occupational Therapist
Kim’s qualifications: BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy.
Kim says:“Occupational Therapy is all about function and independence, and I get the most satisfaction when a trainee learns how to do something that could be really small to a typical person, entirely on his/her own. Whatever it is, it’s not small to the person who couldn’t do it before, but now can. In one example I heard a trainee offer help to a classmate who often used to struggle to roll up his yoga mat. ‘No thank you’ was his proud reply. ‘I can do it’. Wow, what a moment – for me!”
Oom Chutikul – Play Therapist and Filial Coach
Oom’s qualifications: MA Play Therapy, Filial Coaching, Early Intervention Specialist.
Oom says:“I love the magic that happens when trust is formed: the client engages through play with full acceptance for who they are. Watching them continue to grow and achieve their full potential is the reason I came into this field.”
MA Counselling Psychology, BA Psychology
“Seeing a little seedling who was struggling, gradually sprouting new leaves and flourishing according to his or her strength is the greatest joy in the life of being a child and parenting counsellor.”
Chaituss Termnuwong (Oui)
BSc Occupational Therapy
“I am always impressed when trainees are proud of themselves, having success from thier great effort. Giving them an opportunity to show their maximum capability and help them improve basic skills which they need individually for well being in work, leisure, and activities of daily living is what I want to do as an OT.”
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
“I love that Physical Therapy can help bridge families and children with the skills and knowledge to be confident and capable in their everyday life.”
Read more about us
Alongside our therapy centre we run a vocational training centre for people with disabilities and a busy cafe for our trainees to gain skills. Read more about who we are and what we do.
The Steps Therapy Centre offers a range of tailored training packages for schools and parents to help support children’s social and academic development. Read more about our training packages.