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Therapy, Training & Consultancy

Specialists in Paediatric Occupational Therapy

A very warm welcome to Juniper Tree Therapy, from Emma, Joy and Nick!

Juniper Tree Therapy is a small team of Occupational Therapists based in Yorkshire, England. We have extensive experience working with children, young people, and their families or carers.

We can help with:

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Functional Difficulties

handwriting, fine motor skills, eating, tooth brushing, sleeping

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Emotional Difficulties

anger, irritability, withdrawn, frequently upset

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Social Difficulties

aggression, poor friendships, poor play skills

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Academic Difficulties

struggling to manage in the classroom, struggling to learn

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Sensory & Physical Difficulties

clumsiness, lack of physical skill development, sensitivity to certain sensory experiences such as sound or touch

We consider each client we work with as an individual; some may have a diagnosis of a particular condition, others may not. We are experienced working with clients with diagnoses including;

  • Sensory Processing Disorder or Difficulties
  • Emotional Regulation Difficulties
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Developmental Trauma, including medical and relational
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Developmental Delay
  • Chromosomal or Genetic Conditions
  • Learning Difficulties

We have a range of approaches which may meet the needs of your child, and we work alongside other Professionals in a holistic way. Approaches that we use may include Sensory Integration, Sensory Attachment Intervention, or other approaches. This will be discussed between yourself and the Occupational Therapist. You can read more about these on our website.

Our Approach

Occupational Therapy

We help to enable children and families to meaningfully engage in their everyday lives – “helping people to live not exist” (RCOT)

Sensory Integration Therapy

We consider how each person’s individual sensory processing impacts upon their daily occupations, and how we can help to support this.

Sensory Attachment Intervention

Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI) is an integrative and holistic approach to the treatment of relational, medical or social trauma.

Therapeutic Services

Assessment

Assessment may include direct or indirect methods, and may be completed holistically, or to inform existing assessment or therapeutic work.

Treatment & Intervention

Treatment and intervention may be delivered within the home, school, or other setting as appropriate.

Consultation & Supervision

We provide in-reach consultation and supervision services to teams, or additionally can work on an individual basis.

What people have to say about us

"Emma Shedlow, Specialist Occupational Therapist and Sensory Intervention Lead, from Juniper Tree Therapy has worked with several of our children and foster carers in the Dublin North area, with very positive results. As not all of our team have had the pleasure of working closely with Emma and her colleagues, we asked if they could give the fostering and children in care teams an overview of Sensory Integration Therapy and how we can best support our foster carers. Emma kindly agreed to give a presentation to the team. This was no easy feat in two hours! Emma is excellent, she is so knowledgeable in what she does and she has a very easy way of explaining quite a complex subject to people who have no experience in occupational therapy. All who attended the training where highly complementary of Emma, and look forward to further trainings. We all feel that we understand Sensory Attachment Intervention a little better and how important this intervention is with our children in care and foster carers"
Sarah Page, Senior Social Work Practitioner, Dublin Ireland  
"After completing the first cycle of therapy we, and school, noticed a real difference in W’s concentration and emotional management. He has engaged more in group exercises at school and had far less transition meltdowns. Joy’s sessions have been wonderful to observe and so helpful in understanding how different exercises can support W in the areas that he struggles. We are looking forward to arranging training for his school and having his 1:1’s trained in how to implement his sensory diet into his school day, and how this will further support his development."
Parent, August 2022

Sensory Patterns and Stress Regulation Workshop Day

“This was one of the most informative and applicable workshops that I have EVER attended. I left at the end of the day with a range of strategies, underpinned by a dose of neuroscience, that I could immediately introduce into my family environment. I also felt it incredibly beneficial to be amongst fellow adopters as it felt safe to explore some personal challenges, without fear of judgement”

Adoptive Parent And Foster Carer, attended workshop in Edinburgh