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Tree Tops Children's Occupational Therapy Limited

We are an established service with an outstanding reputation and Sensory Integration expertise. The Tree Tops team are passionate about making a difference to children’s/young adult's lives by working in partnership with families, schools and health professionals.

Tree Tops Children's Occupational Therapy team have been assessing and treating children both within our well resourced clinic and school settings since 2002.  Children who access our service range between 2-18+ years of age and can present with a variety of difficulties and /or conditions:

  • Independent Life Skills (dressing, feeding)
  • Development Co-ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia)
  • Visual Perception Difficulties
  • Fine Motor difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Sleep Difficulties

Our work also extends to include children with challenging behaviours.

Our therapists are trained in SI and SOS feeding and we also provide training for parents/carers and professionals in all the above areas.  We are very proud to have two support groups (details in Other) which are vital to our parents and children/young adults.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Dawn O'Hanlon
Contact Position
Business Administrator
01325 304411

Where to go

Tree Tops Children's Occupational Therapy
Eldon Road
Aycliffe Business Park
Co Durham

Easy to locate with ample parking.  Wheelchair accessible.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Opening hours: Monday 8.30-5.00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30-5.30pm, Wednesday 8.30-5.00pm and Friday 8.30-4.30pm

Other Details


Costs vary depending on the assessment/treatment/training packages required.


Referral required
Referral Details

Tree Tops Children's Occupational Therapy also have two support groups.

Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Group North East England -the group meet every 4-6 weeks giving parents a chance to talk openly and privately about the children, swapping tips and strategies whilst enjoying light refreshments.  They also organise events with the children and their siblings.  If you would like more information please contact  You can also find out what's happening with the group by visiting the Parent Support Group News section of our site.  Do go along as the group are very friendly and will be more than happy to welcome you at one of their meetings or even via tehir closed Facebook page.

Impact Youth Group - launched in December 2016, the group was created for young adults aged 15+ who are socially shy/anxious, low self-esteem and are low on confidence, in the hope that its members would chat confidentially with other members.  They have a secret Facebook group, which is monitored by DBS checked adults who encourage friendly chat between the young people who struggle to make friends.  The group is invite only and the aims are; to share information and experiences and which it also offers support. Group meetings will also take place to encourage members to meet and develop social skills through interaction with one another.  For more information or to join the group email:


Other notes

The team offer support to any additional needs.  

Our Mascot, Fizzwig helps all our children at Tree Tops and is a popular member of the team.  We also have several smaller teddy bears that we hand out to the children who look after them for a week whilst they are conducting their home programmes.  This encourages them to have fun whilst improving their motor skills, sensory difficulties, feeding or sleep.

Tree Tops cover any area so please contact us for more information.

Local Offer


The team offer support to:-

Early years (0-4 years)

Primary (4-10 years)

Secondary (11-16 years)

Young adults to adulthood (16+)


Tree Tops Children's Occupational Therapy can provide the following:-

* Training for parents and professionals.

* Laising with education, families, Looked After Service, and all other professional organisations.

* Private assessments and treatments in our clinic for both children, young people and adults.

* Assessments and treatment packages in school.

* Feeding techniques for fussy/problem feeders.

* Help with anxiety.

* Bespoke training.

* Bespoke services to special schools.

If a child/young adult has difficulties with their sensory/motor development, they will struggle to learn and find life very challenging at home, school and in the working environment.  By attending treatment sessions and working on the sensory motor components, we can help a person to be in the "right gear" for learning and attain better results.  

Check out our website and see the testimonials from our families and schools that show how passionate we are in helping the wider community.  Tree Tops also has a parent support group and youth support group which are vital links to our families and schools.

Please contact us for more information and how we can change your life.



Contact Name
Dawn O'Hanlon, Business Administrator
Contact Telephone
01325 304411
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
Transition to Adulthood

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