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sensory group

We run a number of sessions to provide support to parents and children in a group setting.

Two groups we currently run are the sensory group and the motor group.

Parents/carers have told us that they found these groups very helpful at a time in their family’s lives when they needed this support:

“It helped me to not feel alone and that there is help out there”

“Thank you for helping me understand the importance of therapies both for my child and myself”


motor groupMotor Group

The Ryegate Motor Group is run by physiotherapy staff and works with a small group of children on a weekly basis over a six week period.

The group focuses on a specific area of motor development such as practising sitting, balance or improving balance and co-ordination.

Tasks are broken down into individual parts and repeated and practised by children.

Parent feedback

She has really come on with her sitting and spending time on her tummy and it’s been great working in a group setting”

“I found the group beneficial because you meet other parents and the children enjoy looking and playing with each other”

“The group taught about new positions for play”

“It has helped build his confidence and learn new ways to do things”


Sensory Groupsensory group

Children are referred to Sensory Group by their therapist, with invitations being given to parents/carers of pre-nursery children.

We want children to enjoy play using all their senses. Playing is also a great way to develop movement and to encourage early communication skills.

Each session is planned with defined goals and play experiences for each child. We provide a safe environment where parents/carers and therapists can share experiences and suggestions of different ways of caring for their child.

Parent feedback

“Today he enjoyed the messy play and watching other children swimming”

“She loved the massage and a very useful taste and smell session”

“We loved all of it – jelly, spaghetti, rice and the hydrotherapy pool!”

“It has given me lots of ideas to help in play with my child”

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