Therapy at the lighthouse child development centre

The lighthouse child development centre is a multi-disciplinary centre for children up to 16 years of age. Professionals accessible at the centre include; consultant paediatricians, nurses, midwives, The Toy Library (a charity organisation), children with disabilities social care team, audiology, speech and language therapy and rehabilitation which is comprised of physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Who is eligible for therapy?

Children up to 16 years of age referred to the therapy team may have a range of difficulties ranging from long term conditions and disabilities, children with delayed development of their independence, fine motor and gross motor skills, or who may have suffered a short term injury requiring treatment.

Referrals to the team

Referral to the team must be made by the child's GP, paediatrician, health visitor or health worker.

What can I expect from the service?

Once a completed referral has been received the child will be assessed individually by a therapist. Depending on the assessed needs of the child, you will receive support to self manage the child's needs with access to the centre for ongoing advice.  You may be offered advice in the form of a report, a one-to-one therapy session with a therapist to work on your child's goals, or if required you may be referred to one of the groups run at the lighthouse centre.  

Where is the service based?

The service is based on the Kingsdown School site, Snakes Lane.  Please follow the link below to view a map and find directions