Butterflies Holistic Occupational Therapy works with families and schools across Yorkshire to enable children to build on their independent skills, to ensure they meet their full potential.
We support children and young people with difficulties around accessing the school curriculum and independent living skills such as feeding, sleeping, toileting, dressing and handwriting.
We provide specialist assessment and intervention for any sensory and/or neurological difficulties using evidence based research to provide appropriate, holistic and realistic intervention.
We complete sensory assessment and intervention.
We offer the MAES therapy approach for children with neurological difficulties such as cerebral palsy.
We are trained to teach Paws. b, Mindfulness in School Project.
We are a friendly and reliable local children's occupational therapy (childrens OT) service offering a bespoke and personalised approach within and around Yorkshire. We are non-judgemental, flexible and transparent.
If you have any concerns and are unsure if your child needs therapy please feel free to contact us and we can discuss these concerns. If you do not want to wait for NHS assessment / intervention we are able to provide a considerably faster and personalised service to meet your child’s needs.
Assessments are completed over different settings.
The bulk of the assessment is completed in the North Leeds studio space. Assessments can take between 1-3 hours and are completed during the day. If needed the assessment may be over 2 sessions and the child may need to return if more information is required.
In most cases a school observation will be required which enables observations across different areas of the school the child engages with such as, lessons, lunchtime and playtime. This is a great opportunity to liaise with key staff members to enable them to voice any strengths or challenges the child being assessed is having accessing the curriculum.
A discussion on the telephone will also happen between the therapist and family to further build a clear picture of the child's strengths and challenges.
Reports are created based on the desired outcome, and is pre-agreed between therapist and main caregivers before being started.
Reports can take up to 4 weeks to complete based on the time is takes to book in the school visits, if it is the holidays, or it takes time to receive any additional documents which need to be taken into account to form the report.
A therapy session is 45 minutes face to face intervention and 15 minutes non face to face for the therapist to complete notes and clean the space ready for the next client. The family / main caregivers may arrange a a short discussion with the therapist to discuss progress outside of this time.
The last time for sessions is 4.30pm. If needed a letter can be produced to provide to school to support why the child is needing to leave school early to attend appointments.
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