CPotential is a registered charity.
It provides life-changing learning for children aged 0-18 who have movement disorders due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, global development delay or acquired brain injury, to help them achieve their potential.
A range of services are available to help children grow in confidence, skills and independence. These include:
• Conductive Education group sessions (weekday, Saturday and holiday)
• Music Therapy
• Rebound Therapy
• Sensory Integration Therapy, including Swing Therapy
• Free assessments for the Mollii Suit assistive device
• Support and information for parents
Conductive Education is used as part of a holistic approach to:
• give children the encouragement and support they need to become active learners
• help each child develop their mobility, motor, sensory, communication, emotional, problem-solving and self-help skills.
Children are taught how to develop the practical everyday skills they need, by breaking down tasks into shorter individual actions. For example, the gross motor skills required for sitting up, standing and walking as well as fine motor skills such as how to hold on to, manipulate and control objects like pencils, spoons and toys, and how to activate switches.
Children are helped to develop their speech and language skills, listening skills and the ability to co-operate and concentrate, and help them develop skills for dressing and self-care. Group sessions also help children with their social skills and making friends.
Above all, CPotential make activities fun using play, games, songs and rhythms so that children want to learn!
Who the service provides for
Children aged 6 months – 18 years (depending on the service offered) who have movement disorders and related learning difficulties.
While cerebral palsy is the most common condition catered for, children with global development delay, genetic disorders or acquired brain injury also benefit from this provision.
Hours of operation
Sessions: Monday to Saturday
How the service is accessed
Self-referral by parents or professional referral.
Parents are asked to bring their child for a multi-disciplinary assessment at the Centre to better understand the child’s needs and see which services are suitable. This costs £30.
Services for under 3s are free; a nominal charge is made for other services.