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Calm Alert Kids

Calm Alert Kids is a family-centred Occupational Therapy practice, run by Sarah Sandford, for children and young people in Bexley, Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich.

I support children with a variety of conditions, including Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Anxiety, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia / DCD. I also work with children who don't have a diagnosis but are struggling academically or need extra support developing motor, social, emotional or attention skills.

My approach involves:


My clinic is based in Sidcup and I see the majority of children and families I work with at Hurst Road Community Centre, but am able to offer community visits, if requested, for children living in Bexley, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich and North Kent.


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What our clients said about us?


Thank-you for everything! You've really helped us understand Amelia's condition. She is now much calmer and has many strategies to help manage her emotions and behaviour. She is getting on better at school and with her sister at home.

— Amelia's mum, Beckenham

A professional and friendly service. We got an appointment within 2 weeks. We would highly recommend Sarah.

— Mrs N Wills, Eltham

Rajeev responded very well to Sarah's calm and confident manner. He is now tolerating longer periods of messy play.

— Mr Patel, Blackheath

Harry is visibly calmer on the days he does his rhythmic movements. On days that he refuses to do them, his hyperactivity is much more noticable. Both school and I have noted this!

— Melanie, Dartford

Your comprehensive report helped us understand Jenny's sensory processing difficulties, which was so helpful in discussing strategies with the school.

— Paul, Stratford

Just wanted to let you know that after your session with Zoe, she has been showing her friends how to tie their laces! It's lovely to see her filled with confidence.

— Sandra, Gravesend