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.
My goal is to help children achieve greater levels of joy and wellbeing by building upon their current skills and finding solutions to some of the barriers they encounter.
I support children with a variety of conditions, including Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADHD, 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:
I work term-time only on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. My clinic is based at Hurst Road community centre in Sidcup. Hurst Road Community Centre
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