Improving Lives, Changing Futures

At Pace, we believe that the right therapy, started early enough, improves children’s growth and learning. It also helps the way families work, and benefits society in the long run. We work with children and young people who have, or are at risk of having, sensory motor and developmental disorders. This includes but is not limited to:

  • cerebral palsy
  • development coordination disorder
  • mild autistic spectrum disorders
  • genetic disorders
  • other developmental challenges.

Our services are for children of all ages (0-18), as well as their families and schools. We provide therapy advice, support, assessment and practical help. We have experts to deliver these services. They all work together to help children develop confidence and skills.

New born, babies and children up to 3yrs

The first 3 years of a child’s life are so important for their development. Developmental concerns should be found early and get the right treatment quickly. At Pace we help children to reach their full potential, as well as working with the parents. This way, the parents get the skills and knowledge they need to support their young child.

We have an open-door policy, so anyone can access our services:

  • multidisciplinary assessments
  • individual and group therapy sessions
  • hydrotherapy swim sessions
  • baby massage courses
  • PIPS (Pace Infant and Parent Support group) for parents and babies who have recently left neonatal units.

We get charity grants that help us to provide free therapy sessions to all children under a year old.

The benefits of baby massage are well documented and good for all. We run baby massage classes open to all local parents and babies.

Child, School and Family Service 4 -11yrs

Our sessions aim to build confidence, independence and inclusion. They help children with their school work, leisure activities and family life. They do this by supporting the child, family and education staff.

Our formal assessments can include:

  • sensory processing
  • movement skills
  • communication
  • play
  • attention/regulation
  • handwriting
  • eating and drinking
  • dressing
  • visual perception
  • PE skills
  • assistive technology / ICT, environmental assessment.

We run therapy sessions to support building these skills both at our centre and in the child’s school.

We also provide Training for Parents and Schools offering training in:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Sensory Integration
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Communication and Language
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

These can be delivered in our Aylesbury centre or within a school.

Young People 12-18 years

We offer an assessment and advice service for young people (12 – 18 years). We also offer these services to families, schools and into further education. Our aim is to help young people:

  • reach their personal goals
  • access the educational curriculum
  • engage with their communities

We also help them engage with work and leisure activities. This helps them to be as independent as possible as they move through secondary education into adult life.

For more information, visit our website or call us at 01296 614287.

 

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