Over the past 13 years, Words First has become one of the leading Speech and Language Therapy providers for mainstream and specialist provisions in London. With a relentless focus on research-based approaches, our Director realised the significant impact inter-disciplinary working can have on the quality of our service and most importantly on the progress of children and young people in our care. Therefore, we have expanded our team to include Occupational Therapy services so that our schools can access the same high standards of professionalism in Occupational Therapy but also our team can deliver best practice through inter-disciplinary working.
After meeting our Clinical Lead OT (Romy Marsh) in early 2021, our Director knew she had found the right person to lead Words First into the Occupational Therapy world. Romy’s experience, passion, energy and positive attitude resonated with Amanda’s vision for Words First and together, Sensory Kids was born. Romy and Amanda hand-picked 8 Occupational Therapists from all over the world to start Sensory Kids in London from scratch. The entire OT team is built of like-minded professionals with a special interest in Sensory Integration and education.
Our goal is to not just pay lip service to inter-disciplinary working but to realise it through concrete targets and steps across the whole company. Sensory Kids is the manifestation of the Occupational Therapy package that sits alongside Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology and Play Therapy and through our collaboration, Words First and Sensory Kids delivers a service that is reaching the gold standard for children with complex and additional needs in mainstream and specialist provisions in London.
This is just the beginning of our Occupational Therapy journey and we hope you enjoy learning more about us…