Parents typically contact us for an independent occupational therapy assessment after struggling to find local services that meet their specific needs, or because of lengthy waiting times.

At FreshStart Kids Therapy, we listen to your concerns as parent/carer and those of your child. We want to understand the difficulties your child has accessing the activities they want to and need to do. We then complete a comprehensive and evidence based assessment.

Parents/carers gain increased confidence and understanding of their child's difficulties and sometimes a new perspective.

Moving beyond assessment, we support children, parents and carers to make positive changes with advice, therapy and involvement at school.

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FreshStart Kids Therapy provide services to Yorkshire and surrounding areas, including:

  • Barnsley
  • Dewsbury
  • Doncaster
  • Huddersfield
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Wakefield
  • And surrounding areas

 

I am the parent to 6 year old twins and after two years in the NHS system waiting for various referrals and support for growing concerns  with my son's behaviours in particular, I instructed FreshStart Kids for an OT assessment.

She then created a detailed report which was (with permission) shared with school to implement the changes identified and with myself so I could re-create the correct practices at home.

The OT gave a follow-up chat to discuss the implementation of the report and to run through any 'top tips' to help me apply them. It is now only a few months later and behaviours and anxieties in my son have reduced or are managed better. I also shared the report with other agencies (including child psychology and paediatrics) - having a child psychologist even commenting that the report 'was the best she had ever seen'.

Lucy Donald

I am the parent to 6 year old twins and after two years in the NHS system waiting for various referrals and support for growing concerns with my son's behaviours in particular, I instructed FreshStart Kids for an OT assessment.

FreshStart Kids were prompt in responding to my request for support: I had a discussion with the OT after completing a form with key information about behaviours, patterns and concerns before the OT met with my son both at home for a few assessments and within the school setting. The OT picked up on a variety of behaviours that even I, as his mum, had missed.

She then created a detailed report which was (with permission) shared with school to implement the changes identified and with myself so I could re-create the correct practices at home.

The OT gave a follow-up chat to discuss the implementation of the report and to run through any 'top tips' to help me apply them. It is now only a few months later and behaviours and anxieties in my son have reduced or are managed better. I also shared the report with other agencies (including child psychology and paediatrics) - having a child psychologist even commenting that the report 'was the best she had ever seen'.

Since using FreshStart Kids, I have personally referred her to two other parents within support networks I use and would have no qualms recommending any parent/carer to their services

Lucy Donald
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