Child First Trust

Maria Allan – Thrive Practitioner and Occupational Therapist.

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Maria Allan

Private Occupational Therapist and Thrive Practitioner

  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • Thrive Practitioner
  • Youth Mental Health First Aider
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3
  • Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programme (NLP), Coaching and Mindfulness
  • Student Hypnotherapist – Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • Student SI Practitioner – PGCert in Sensory Integration
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (OT68043)
  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy

About Maria

Maria AllenMaria is passionate about supporting children and young people raising their learning and wellbeing and helping them to fulfil their potential. She has over 20 years’ experience working with children and young people in educational and health settings.

Maria currently practises as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist in the public sector providing interventions, support and / or advice to children and young people and their families where there is a disability or impairment which impacts on their performance and participation in everyday activities of life. In addition to this, she practises as a Private OT, Licensed Thrive Practitioner and Licensed Coaching/ NLP Practitioner.

To help children and young people be healthy, happy, confident and ready to learn, Maria uses her skills as a qualified Thrive Practitioner to help children and young people, carers and those who work closely with the child/young person to understand the needs being signalled by a child/young person through their behaviour whether they have been emotionally thrown off track either temporarily or over longer periods .This is done therapeutically using art and play based activities.

Services

All involvement begins with an initial assessment to ensure the intervention is tailored to the child or young persons needs. Following this, Maria works with the child/young person/adult to plan an intervention that would address their needs and intended outcomes. All interventions are developed with the aim of enabling children and young people and their carers to maximise independence and support effective self-management supporting their physical and mental health and wellbeing.  Advice and strategies are offered to children and young people, families, education staff and other professionals working closely with the child or young person.

Occupational Therapy can support with:

·      Gross motor co-ordination ·      Fine motor co-ordination
·      Poor motor planning skills ·      Visual perceptual difficulties
·      Sensory difficulties

Maria uses her skills as a qualified Thrive Practitioner, coach and mentor to help children and young people be healthy, happy and confident and ready to learn. She helps children/young people, and those who work closely with the child/young person to understand the needs being signalled through their behaviour whether they have been emotionally thrown off track either momentarily or over longer periods. Supporting their emotional wellbeing is done therapeutically using creative art and / or play based activities.

Thrive can support with

  • Social development
  • Emotional development
  • Youth mental health and wellbeing

Services are available to children and young people ages 0-18 years in the home or educational setting. Maria accepts referrals from parents / carers, education staff and other professionals.

Costings:

1 hour within school – £45, 2 hours within school – £75, 3 hours within school – £110, 1 full day 9am-3pm – £200

About Maria

Maria is passionate about supporting children and young people raising their learning and wellbeing and helping them to fulfil their potential. She has over 20 years’ experience working with children and young people in educational and health settings.

Maria currently practises as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist in the public sector providing interventions, support and / or advice to children and young people and their families where there is a disability or impairment which impacts on their performance and participation in everyday activities of life. In addition to this, she practises as a Private OT, Licensed Thrive Practitioner and Licensed Coaching/ NLP Practitioner.

To help children and young people be healthy, happy, confident and ready to learn, Maria uses her skills as a qualified Thrive Practitioner to help children and young people, carers and those who work closely with the child/young person to understand the needs being signalled by a child/young person through their behaviour whether they have been emotionally thrown off track either temporarily or over longer periods .This is done therapeutically using art and play based activities.

Services

All involvement begins with an initial assessment to ensure the intervention is tailored to the child or young persons needs. Following this, Maria works with the child/young person/adult to plan an intervention that would address their needs and intended outcomes. All interventions are developed with the aim of enabling children and young people and their carers to maximise independence and support effective self-management supporting their physical and mental health and wellbeing.  Advice and strategies are offered to children and young people, families, education staff and other professionals working closely with the child or young person.

Occupational Therapy can support with:

·      Gross motor co-ordination ·      Fine motor co-ordination
·      Poor motor planning skills ·      Visual perceptual difficulties
·      Sensory difficulties

Maria uses her skills as a qualified Thrive Practitioner, coach and mentor to help children and young people be healthy, happy and confident and ready to learn. She helps children/young people, and those who work closely with the child/young person to understand the needs being signalled through their behaviour whether they have been emotionally thrown off track either momentarily or over longer periods. Supporting their emotional wellbeing is done therapeutically using creative art and / or play based activities.

Thrive can support with

  • Social development
  • Emotional development
  • Youth mental health and wellbeing

Services are available to children and young people ages 0-18 years in the home or educational setting. Maria accepts referrals from parents / carers, education staff and other professionals.

Costings:

 1 hour within school – £45, 2 hours within school – £75, 3 hours within school – £110, 1 full day 9am-3pm – £200