Our Academy has worked with Links Therapy for 3 years now. Initially we started with just Occupational Therapy Support, but they have also been able to respond quickly to help us with other requests such as an urgent physio assessment for a child or maternity cover for a therapy colleague. We have been consistently impressed with the level of communication and support we have received. As a smaller, local provider Links have got to know us really well and our pupils. They know what we need and work creatively to provide it, whether through direct delivery, assessment or advisory support. Parents and pupils that they have met have always responded positively to their involvement and the quality of reporting Links provide gives us a clear steer about how we might change our provision to better meet the needs of pupils. We are really glad to continue our relationship with Links and feel the quality of service and value for money we get form them is second to none.
We have been working with Links Therapy for a number of years. They provide school with invaluable OT & SALT support. The team, work in class alongside the students and staff so they get a real understanding of students needs and then create realistic programmes that support students access the curriculum, regulate their emotions and develop their communication skills. Links have also provided valuable whole school training on a number of issues. The team are always professional, school can rely on them for expert advice and support; they seek to resolve issues creatively to best support students. They collaborate with other external professionals and parents, so strategies are consistent in all environments. School would highly recommend the company, friendly, helpful, reliable.
Baginton Fields School
We have worked with therapists from Links Therapy for a number of years and we can always rely on their professionalism and reliability. They have worked directly with teachers, teaching assistants, pupils and parents and ensure positive relationships with everyone. Reports are written quickly and efficiently and the practical advice is helpful and achievable. I would highly recommend Links Therapy.
Headteacher, Cubbington C.E Primary School
We have worked with Links Therapy for a number of years. Their Occupational Therapists have really supported us to identify and assess sensory needs of our pupils. Not only have they been able to create sensory diets and provide in depth assessments, they have also been pivotal in helping us redesign and revamp our sensory areas within the school. Staff are able to seek advice from them on a weekly basis and the therapists have provided staff training to upskill our workforce. We wouldn’t be without them!
Deputy Head,The Westminster School
Right from the first phone call with the OT I felt a huge weight lift from my mind. She was so supportive, listening to me and asking me questions about my son. She quickly got an understanding of him and built up a great rapport when she met him, he was completely at ease. Most importantly, they understood the importance of providing practical strategies to help my son in the classroom and at home. She put forward lots of simple ideas that the teachers could easily implement without adding to their workload. The OT has gone above and beyond and I would highly recommend Links Therapy to anyone.
Rachel Brown - Parent
Links Therapy are very approachable and helpful. They are quick to respond to requests. Reports are detailed and clear. Having meetings with staff and parents are invaluable in implementing strategies our pupils need at home and at school. Communication is great. I would recommend and have recommended Links Therapy to parents and other professionals.
Assistant Head/SENDCo, Cubbington Primary School
Baginton Fields School, Coventry admits secondary aged students with severe and complex SEND. The school commissioned Links Therapy Company to provide specific advice, support and expertise to further develop a newly implemented curriculum for students with ASD. Links Therapy provided a bespoke support programme including student observations and assessments, staff tutorials and feedback sessions that focused on personalising best practice for individual students within the context of the emerging curriculum.
Staff expertise was enhanced considerably as a result of mutual professional respect and aspiration to provide optimum opportunity for student progression. I was particularly impressed by the extensive expertise demonstrated by Links Therapy colleagues who were flexible and professional throughout their time at Baginton Fields.
Simon Grant - Headteacher, Baginton Fields School, Coventry
We were very pleased with the work carried out with one of our students. There was a variety of OT packages to choose from. We decided on an initial consultation and a follow up of 6 "hands on" sessions. These were carried out weekly on a 1:1 basis. The practitioners were very professional and liaised with school staff throughout. We were provided with a detailed report after the intervention and will continue to implement the detailed guidance. I would definitely recommend Links Therapy and would use them again in future.
Julie Miles SENCo St. Elizabeth's Primary School, Coventry
Links Therapy Company were originally commission to provide professional support to our Occupational Therapist. Being a small charity our therapists are at a greater risk of becoming isolated from their profession. Links Therapy company have provided a link for our therapists to discuss any professional queries they may have. Their role has developed to the point where they are now helping us to develop and take our service forward. Their input has been essential to us now having an Occupational therapy team in place. There friendly and professional approach to their work has impressed us greatly and look forward to continuing our relationship with them.
Sarah Hemings - Centre Manager, Tiny Tims Childrens Centre, Coventry
RNIB Three Spires Academy cannot recommend highly enough the services of Links Therapy. All our pupils have special educational needs, some of these can be quite complex. We understand that interventions such as Sensory Diets are so important to helping pupils self-regulate and get ready to learn. Becky has worked closely with our teachers and school leadership to develop individualised programmes for our pupils as well as advising on the purchase of specialist equipment plus delivering in-services training. Becky takes the time to get to know our pupils and how our school functions so that a truly tailored approach is delivered. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Links Therapy.
Robert Jones – Headteacher, RNIB Three Spires Academy, Coventry