Independent Occupational
Therapy Services
For Children And Young People

About Helping Kids Shine

At Helping Kids Shine we typically work with children, young people and their families by helping them to address any difficulties that they may be experiencing in day to day life, with a focus on supporting their independence and wellbeing at home, in education and in the community.

Based in South Wales, services are provided with a mixture of virtual and physical sessions within a 2 hour travelling distance of Bridgend, and virtually across the remainder of the United Kingdom.

Helping Kids Shine have a proven track record in providing high quality support in the context of Occupational Therapy assessments of special educational needs for EHCPS/SEN Statements and provide high quality quantified and specified tribunal ready reports.

We work closely with neurodivergent adults and Special Educational Needs advocates to ensure that we are providing the best service possible for the families that we work with.

Please contact us by clicking the “Make an Enquiry” button and completing the short enquiry form. 

Our 3 Step Process

At Helping Kids Shine we have devised our own unique 3 step system which we use with every young person and their family to ensure that they have the best experience possible whilst we are learning to understand their challenges and are making recommendations on how to overcome these.

1. Identify

When families ask Helping Kids Shine for help, we put on our detective hats so that we can explore the challenges that young people are experiencing in their lives and identify the root causes of these.  We also explore the young person’s strengths and aspirations, along with understanding the existing support network that is available to them. We ensure that those who know the young person best are fully involved throughout the process, enabling them to fully participate and develop their understanding of their young person’s needs.

2. Support

Having explored and identified the root cause of a young person’s challenges, and with an understanding of their strengths and aspirations, we work on building a plan so that we can support them to develop the skills they need at this point in their life. This support is individualised to the young person and their family and will involve young person and those who know and work with them, to ensure that everybody understands and is able to engage in supporting their development with a consistent approach.  This support is focussed on developing transferable skills which will enhance current and future abilities, rather than the “sticking plaster” approach of fixing one specific challenge.  

3. Empower

Empowerment can be considered in a variety of ways. First and foremost, the young person is empowered by being able to identify their aspirations and be supported to overcome their challenges to work towards these.  Families are empowered as they will experience the benefits of being listened to, with their observations being acknowledged and built into the Identify and Support steps of the system. Additionally, those who support the young person outside of the family are also empowered to develop their own understanding of the young person’s needs, and to also develop their skills in providing support to other young people with similar needs.