Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Thrive Occupational Therapy


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Health Services
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Thrive Occupational Therapy is social enterprise offering specialised occupational therapy services for children, young people, families and schools. Thrive Occupational Therapy is a community based, dynamic team of occupational therapists offering services across the county, aiming to promote health and wellbeing in children and families through education, early intervention and therapeutic intervention.

Thrive Occupational Therapy support children to develop their skills in:
• Dressing
• Eating and feeding
• Handwriting
• Play
• Regulation and engagement in tasks
• Toileting and personal hygiene
and more.

Some of the difficulties the children Thrive Occupational Therapy work with have:
• Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
• Cerebral Palsy
• Developmental Coordination Disorder
• Developmental delay
• Down’s Syndrome
• Dysgraphia
• Dyspraxia
• Feeding difficulties
• Handwriting difficulties
• Learning difficulties
• Learning Disabilities
• Self-regulation difficulties
• Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing difficulties.

Thrive Occupational Therapy offer a range of therapeutic services including:
• Consultation and advice to parents, teachers and schools
• Assessments including reports for input to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)
• Therapy (following assessment)
• One to one individualised intervention in the most appropriate setting, for example, home or school.

Therapy packages include:
• 6 and 12 week individualised programmes spread out as deemed appropriate, usually, 1 hour per week: Identification of
• Groups: including bike riding, handwriting, self care, including dressing (buttoning and lacing) and the Alert child/young person’s, families and educations priorities, Strategy selection, Implementation, Written report/summary,
• Alert programme package or Zones of Regulation programmes (8-12 weeks)
programme/sensory processing
• Training and development for teachers, including: Sensory processing, Sensory circuits, Handwriting, Coordination difficulties.

Therapy approaches and techniques include:
• Sensory Integration and Praxis Theory and Intervention
• Coordination (including dyspraxia and developmental, coordination disorder) (COOP Approach)
• Bobath
• Handwriting intervention
• Postural seating and equipment
• Coaching parents and teachers
• SOS Feeding Approach
• DIR/Floortime

Thrive Occupational Therapy's work is outcome focused, working towards shared goals set with the child/young person, their family and their education setting.

Free Services to parents
• Free Drop Ins - contact us for dates and times. Thrive Occupational Therapy can chat with parents regarding, OT and discuss strategies for their children, their child's development, sensory concerns, strategies for feeding, toileting and sleep, etc.
• Down Syndrome Group Northamptonshire - monthly groups for all ages - please contact Vanessa Jones at

• How does an OT assessment work?
A comprehensive Thrive OT assessment consists of an initial visit to learn about the areas of priority for intervention, the strengths and weaknesses of the child and their environment, their background information, etc. A second and possibly third visit consists of assessing the child by working with them individually and/or observing them going about their daily routines. A final visit includes discussing the findings of the OT assessment and the written report with recommendations with the parents and teachers and/or other professionals, depending on who requested the assessment.
• What are your rates?
Thrive OT rates vary as a subsidised rates is offered for parents and charities. Rates for schools depend on the frequency of the commission. Contact Thrive OT directly for more information.
Contact provider for details
Age range:
0 - 25 years
German, Italian
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
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