We're proud to have helped so many children and families.
But don't just take our word for it – here's what some of our clients have to say about Kids In Sync...
Our 10 year old daughter has been taking part in the Kids In Sync sessions for almost a year now. She is always keen to go, as every week is different. She has bonded with the other children in the group and feels comfortable to be herself. We believe this is essential when she is challenged to step outside her comfort zone during some of the activities. Being part of this small, inclusive group of children with similar, but slightly different abilities and characteristics is giving her an additional opportunity to develop her social skills. As her neurotypical peers at school have moved on emotionally and communicatively, these opportunities are otherwise rare. She is also able to take on a different role in this small group, one which we believe she can transfer to different settings. Due to the number of interactions and experiences our daughter is exposed to, it will always be difficult to directly attribute improvements to the Kids In Sync sessions. However, the group leaders have incorporated our daughter's challenges in the sessions, and we feel she has made progress in those areas. The fact that adult intervention in the activities is only used when needed helps her practice her social skills in a more natural environment, learning from her peers as much as possible. We feel that our feedback and suggestions are always heard, and our daughter is always looking forward to her weekly sessions.
Daniel was very happy the whole week and I’ve seen him do things in the groups that he normally wouldn’t do, like dressing up (has never enjoyed his before) and sitting in a circle for an extended period of time. I really do feel like he’s gained confidence and is willing to try more new things. So a big thumbs up from me. I think the group was a big success and the mix of kids was great.
With just five sessions of my son attending Kids In Sync's social skills group, he was able to initiate play in the park with other children. He really enjoyed the sessions and can't wait for them to restart! The staff got to know my son very quickly and with their expertise and empathy were able to make him feel comfortable quickly.
It's been really interesting to see the difference in quality and professionalism that we've had with Kids In Sync supporting our pupils compared to what we've had with the NHS. I'm very grateful and thank you very much!
STEPHEN HOULT-ALLEN, EXECUTIVE HEAD, THE BLUE TANGERINE FEDERATION
My client has read the report and is extremely happy with it, and wishes to convey her thanks to Nicole. Many thanks for Kids In Sync's hard work on this case and I look forward to working with the team again in the future.
LAMEESA, CORAM CHILDREN'S LEGAL CENTRE
I really wanted to thank you so much for the chats that we've had. I've found it incredibly difficult to find anyone to advise us, who is up to date and experienced in the kinds of difficulties Edward experiences. Plus your kind, respectful approach means a lot!
We’re very happy with the progress William made and also with Nicole. She’s brilliant! Thank you for giving her to us!
We have been attending OT at Kids In Sync for a year now and have seen significant progress in my 3-year-old Hamad’s behaviour and understanding. His sensory issues have improved dramatically and he can now travel on public transport without meltdowns, walk independently, play at the playground without adult support and interact with other children better. His awareness of danger has improved and he tolerates changes in routine. I would like to thank the therapists at Kids In Sync for making this all possible.
My 3 year old son started Occupational Therapy at Kids in Sync in December 2019. He was being assessed for Autism and had many sensory needs, as well as delayed speech. Over the next 3 months I found my son had much improved with regards to his anger outbursts, his eating and sleep improved and he also started talking meaningfully. With the lockdown things started to go downhill after about 3 weeks. He started having many more angry and emotional outbursts , was climbing furniture all the time and taking many risks and his sleep started becoming disturbed again. Though this was a difficult time it really proved to me how much the therapy at Kids in Sync was helping him - what they do is amazing - and I’m so thankful to have found them! After just the first session back we noticed an improvement after 2 days - his sleep improved and he was much calmer!
Our great thanks to Hanieh and yourself for the programme on Fridays for the existing St Luke's pupils on the caseload. I was really pleased to find that all five children's families want to take part in the virtual provision you're providing. This is fantastic news and shows the strength of feeling towards the great work happening through your sensory OT programmes.
STEPHEN HOULT-ALLEN, EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER
This centre is amazing. Much needed for such a long time. At last parents have a professional safe haven and children will get help and understanding and reach their full potential. Well done Jacqui, you have my full support. It is truly innovative and exciting.
Katie loves coming to therapy sessions – she works hard but has lots of fun at the same time and can see the progress she is making....she has grown in confidence and her school results have improved dramatically. I really could not ask for more as a parent and am very proud of what Katie has achieved.
We cannot believe that such a fantastic place has landed on our doorstep! Susanne and Iva have been instrumental in helping our son to become stronger and more capable. They offer great advice, along with Jacqui, which has truly been invaluable. George really looks forward to his sessions at “the house with the soft play".
My daughter Keira will only eat an extremely narrow range of food and has been having monthly cooking sessions with Sophie introducing new foods and healthy alternatives - ranging from homemade fish fingers to flapjacks. Not only does Keira look forward to these sessions and nag me to know when her 'personal chef' is coming to visit but Sophie's knowledge has been a great way of showing me how to use healthy alternatives within the foods she will eat. Cooking with Sophie is always fun and Kiera will try foods that I know she wouldn’t with me alone!
We were looking into Sensory Integration therapy for some time for our son but couldn't find anything suitable locally. Kids In Sync has resolved the issue and we are delighted with the service. The clinic facilities are great, the therapist knowledgeable and Jacqui makes sure it all runs smoothly. Thank you Kids In Sync!
We were recommended Brainstorm Health for our 7 year old autistic son, after seeing various practitioners without making any real progress. Stella gave us a comprehensive plan to follow. After 3 months of slowly adding supplements and increasing his diet, my sons speech has really improved. He is also more aware and has made brilliant progress at school. His long standing issues with constipation have also been resolved. We still have a long way to go but he is doing really well and we can’t thank Stella enough.
S. M. SURREY
I have known Jacqui Taylor for over six years and during that time I have had many treatments from her including NST, Massage and her amazing Hay fever and Allergy Treatment. I am a singer/actress and run a company called Metro Voices. Hay fever has plagued my professional life and I have tried many so called ‘cures’. Jacqui Taylor’s Hay fever treatment stopped any sign of hay fever without having to take any form of medication and it is still working today –miraculous! Jacqui Taylor is an instinctive therapist of the highest quality and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have met her.
JENNY O'GRADY, METRO VOICES
Thank you for your help and getting us on the right track. We feel, as a family, much more confident now. Mink has made some big changes and we can see he is a much happier child. Going to Kids In Sync felt like a place to relax, warm and a safe haven.
I immediately felt a sense of relief talking with Jacqui, who was able to make sense of all the points that had led me to believe my 4 year old daughter had an underlying communication problem. Jacqui diagnosed my daughter’s Auditory Processing Disorder, for which I had not been able to access formal support via the NHS. During the last seven months Jacqui has assessed her difficulties and enabled her and us as parents to better understand aspects of language and communication skills. As parents we are totally relieved and thankful for Jacqui’s support and guidance in enabling our child to cope at school. We are sincerely grateful. Thank you.
We are so grateful to have have taken our 2 year old son to Kids In Sync. From the very beginning they been caring and supportive, providing great advice and expertise in helping our son to overcome his sensory and development needs. Our therapist is wonderfully skilled and gentle, our son felt comfortable from the first session and built up a good trusting bond. Each session builds upon the last and there is a structure and plan in place to work towards the end goals. Our son has developed more confidence in his abilities to try new activities, and even though it's early days his coordination, motor skills and general spacial awareness has improved notably. I would highly recommend Kids In Sync to any parents considering Occupational Therapy for their children. We feel lucky to have found a caring and supportive place that offers highly skilled expertise as well as innovative and progressive strategies to aid in sensory development.