The Owl Centre provides exceptional children's therapy in the following areas:

Which therapy do I need? My child has issues with...

TALKING

No words?

Choosing not to talk?

If Yes – SLT, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy

If No – SLT, Music Therapy

Lack of age-appropriate words?

Socially aware?

If Yes – SLT

If No – Music Therapy

Unintelligible?

If Yes – SLT, Music Therapy

Persistent baby language (jargon)?

If Yes – SLT

Stammering?

If Yes – SLT

Poor Grammar?

If Yes – SLT

Lack of confidence?

If Yes – Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling

Frustration at inability to express herself?

If Yes – SLT, Music Therapy

Lack of focus?

If Yes – OT, SLT

WRITING

Poor hand skills

If Yes – OT

Speaking-writing mismatch?

If Yes – Dyslexia Tutor

Difficulty discriminating sounds within words?

If Yes – SLT

EMOTIONS

Adopted / fostered?

Does your child have difficulties with focusing, or understanding and managing their emotions, or processing information about the world?

If Yes – OT

If No – Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling

Anxiety / Depression?

If Yes – Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling, Behavioural Support

Self-esteem?

If Yes – Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling, Behavioural Support

Bereavement?

If Yes – Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling

SOCIAL INTERACTION / RELATIONSHIPS

Lack of social understanding?

If Yes – SLT

Lack of confidence?

If Yes – Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling, Behavioural Support

Family issues?

If Yes – Counselling

Attachment issues?

Does your child have difficulties with focusing, or understanding and managing their emotions, or processing information about the world?

If Yes – OT

If No – Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling, Behavioural Support

Lack of awareness of danger?

If Yes – OT

BEHAVIOUR

Inappropriate / Unusual?

Socially aware?

If Yes – OT, Behavioural Support

If No – SLT, Behavioural Support

Angry / aggressive / meltdowns?

If Yes – OT, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling, Behavioural Support

Challenging authority?

Socially aware?

If Yes – Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling, Behavioural Support

If No – SLT, Behavioural Support

Obsessive?

Specifically about playing?

If Yes – Theraplay

If No – OT

POOR ATTENTION

Age-appropriate understanding of language?

If Yes – Behavioural Support

If No – SLT, Behavioural Support

Depressed / disengaged?

If Yes – Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling, Behavioural Support

Flitting?

If Yes – SLT

If No – OT

EATING & DRINKING

Is it a mechanical issue?

If Yes – SLT

Is it a sensory issue?

If Yes – OT

Is there a problem with positioning for eating and drinking?

If Yes – OT

Is it a psychological issue?

If Yes – Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Counselling, Behavioural Support

I´M NOT SURE

Speak to our SEN Parent Advisor or to your local Owl Centre Team Leader

The Owl Centre is run by Nicola Lathey,
Award-Winning Speech & Language Therapist

 

 

The Owl Centre is a group of private multi-disciplinary clinics for children aged 0 – 18 years old. It is headed by top Speech and Language Therapist Nicola Lathey, author of the prize-winning and best selling book, Small TalkClick here for an overview of The Owl Centre’s history.

Please click here for information about when independent therapy may be suitable, and see the Services tab above to find out the kinds of therapy disciplines that are currently offered, and in which locations.

The Owl Centre strongly encourages early intervention and, as therapy is provided in a fun and engaging way, no age is too young. It offers school or home visits throughout Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Kent, North West London, OxfordshireSouth Wales and Worcestershire, and in parts of Herefordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire and Wiltshire.

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Speech and Language Therapy Gloucestershire

 

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Afasic
Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
Action for Stammering children’
Health Professions Council
sensory integration network
Royal College of Speech & Language
College of Occupational Therapists

The Owl Centre is proud of its professional and friendly approach, and always puts the needs of the child first. With very close links with the NHS, it strives to give your child the best possible therapy without delay. Read some of our reviews under 'The Team' tab above. We are committed to service excellence, delivered with a personal touch.

Our therapy services:

  • Behavioural Advice and Autism Support
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Dance/Movement Psychotherapy (DMP)
  • Dramatherapy
  • Dyslexia Teaching
  • Music Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Integration Support
  • Psychotherapy through Art
  • Respite Care
  • Special Education Needs (SEN)
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Young Person and Family Support

Our locations:

  • Bedfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Herefordshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Kent
  • North West London
  • Nottinghamshire and Surrounding Counties
  • Oxfordshire
  • South Wales
  • Worcestershire

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