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Can anyone recommend an OT in SW London/Surrey borders?

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mummysaurus Fri 26-Jun-09 21:55:42

my son is 3.6 and has received a diagnosis of gobal development delay. The paed has referred him to an OT but there is a 12-18 months waiting list.

I can't wait that long - he could be at school by then and I suspect dyspraxia so reluctantly I've decided to find a private OT

So if anyone has used one in SW london/surrey borders I'd be v interested in your experience.


mumgoingcrazy Sat 27-Jun-09 13:56:15

Are you under the Epsom/St Helier trust? We definately didn't have to wait that long and DD2 has GDD too. There is a privately run childrens therapy centre in Ripley (just off A3). I havn't used it so I don't know how good it is but I know it's quite popular. They also have physios and cranial osteopaths there.

yomellamoHelly Sat 27-Jun-09 18:19:43

We take ds2 to Kiki's Childrens Clinic in Clapham. Had to wait for OT (4 months I think) - against 18 months on NHS/ Next April - but ours has been amazing.

PheasantPlucker Sun 28-Jun-09 07:08:32

A friend has been taking her son to a private place in Raynes Park, which she says is amazing. If this is an OK area for you I can find out the name and number, let me know.

(Have seen Kiki's adverts in the Hemihelp newsletter)

mummysaurus Sun 28-Jun-09 18:24:58

thanks for your replies. Sorry not to come back earlier.

Mumgoingcrazy - no not epsom unfortunately. Ripley is quite far in terms of miles but fairly accessible as live near A3 so will look into that option.

yomellamohelly - do you mean there is a waiting list even at the private places? Will deffo look at kiki's as you can give it glowing report. Do you mind me asking how often you take him?

Pheasantplucker - raynes park is again quite easy to get to so please do ask your friend the name.

Has anyone heard of anywhere in the kingston area? I saw on the internet that there is a place called Sensational Kids run by a lady called Aniesa Blore. That would be quite close to me but obviously can't just choose a place on convenience!!

mummysaurus Mon 29-Jun-09 12:37:50

bump grin

daisysue2 Mon 29-Jun-09 21:30:50

Hi my daughter goes to OT in Walton is that close to you. They have a sensory room which is great. It's called the Sensory Smart Child in Walton on Thames easy to find on google. I do know another one which I think is in Tedington or twickenham I can search for it in my paper work if that would help.

mummysaurus Mon 29-Jun-09 21:36:16

Walton is close enough. How often do you take your dd?

mummysaurus Mon 29-Jun-09 21:41:03

sorry daisysue2 i have no manners -trying to type in between settling by baby dd - should have said thanks for your post!

daisysue2 Mon 29-Jun-09 21:53:13

I take her once a week for an hour session in the Sensory room. They will also go to school and put in a program but obviously that would involved travel time so much cheaper to visit them.

yomellamoHelly Mon 29-Jun-09 22:08:51

Hi Mummysaurus

We take ds every other week now. Until recently took him every week as it was such a sharp learning curve and ds "got" lots of concepts really quickly and it was great to see that improvement in such a short space of time. Taught me loads too and helped put me in the right mind-set of how to play with ds and get the most out of it for him. (Was pg too so not doing much on the physio front.)

mummysaurus Mon 29-Jun-09 22:22:26

thanks daisysue2 and yomellamohelly

seems once a week to start is the usual thing. will give a a few of these places a ring and see if they have any spaces.

so sad we have to wait so long on nhs. it feels intimidating choosing a OT as i'm not sure i'll be able to tell if they're any good or not. Still I can't put it off as ds will just get even further behind peers.

Celia2 Mon 29-Jun-09 22:36:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mummysaurus Tue 30-Jun-09 08:46:11

thanks celia - it's great to have some options.

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