We run intensive sessions during the Easter and summer holidays
Who are holiday sessions for?
Our holiday sessions are suitable for children aged 0-14 who have movement disorders due to conditions such as:
- cerebral palsy
- global developmental delay
- acquired brain injury
- Down’s Syndrome (if the child has delayed development or difficulties with movement).
If your child hasn’t come to our sessions before we invite you to come in for an informal assessment.
How can holiday sessions help my child?
The sessions not only help children develop their physical skills to improve their mobility but also help to build their self-esteem, motivation and ability to focus for longer. They can also help them develop communication skills to express their feelings and needs.
What happens in holiday sessions?
The sessions last 1.5 hours and are led by our qualified Conductors. A session will include some or all of the following elements:
- movement programmes – learning how to move from lying, sitting, standing and walking positions
- developing communication skills through, for example, sensory stories
- learning through structured play / fun activities
- learning though taking part in meaningful everyday activities
- developing self-care skills.
Should parents attend?
If your child is very young (up to 3 years old) you must attend.
We do encourage parents of children aged 3+ to take an active part in the sessions working alongside their child. In this way, you can learn simple techniques to support your child in daily family life. Many parents also find the group setting a good way to meet other parents to share experiences and ideas.
How much do holiday sessions cost?
There is a fee for these sessions. We can advise you on applying for grants to cover the cost of our sessional services.