Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Active Play Therapies

We are an independent occupational therapy service. We specialise in working with people sensory integration difficulties, emotional regulation difficulties, learning difficulties, picky eating and neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and ADHD. We work with children and adults - from aged 2 years and over. 

We offer assessments, therapy and training flexibly to families, children, schools and others. 

We have no referral criteria or age limits (anyone of any age over 2 years) and will give advice on what services we think would help, and whether we are the right service or can signpost on to another service. Parents, schools and professionals can buy our services in. 

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Venue/Contact Details
Active Play Therapies
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday - Friday - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
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Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Appointments required.
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Emotional needs
  • Global Development Delay
  • Specific Learning Difficulty
  • Severe Learning Difficulty
  • Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Motor Impairment
  • Aspergers
  • ADHD
  • Learning Difficulty
  • Social Communication Difficulty
  • Chromosome Deletion
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Physical Disability
  • Downs Syndrome
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We provide occupational therapy, including sensory assessments, sensory integration therapy (Ayres Sensory Integration/ ASI) and SOS food therapy for picky eaters. 

Children and adults. Parents, schools and professionals can refer to us and we will advise on whether our services would be of help. 

We support anyone over 2 years of age, so we are able to support a young person from childhood into adulthood without needing to change services. 


Are your staff DBS Approved?
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