I’m Jodie and I’m the Play Intervention Lead; working with the Locala Paediatric Therapy Teams.
What is my role as Play Intervention Lead?
Carry out a block of 4-6 sessions of therapy intervention with your child
Work together with your child’s therapist to support your child’s development
To organise and implement fun play activities to work on your child’s identified areas of need.
What will be the focus of the sessions?
This will differ for each child, dependent upon their primary therapeutic needs
Play skills inc. appropriate toys for your child
Advice on Equipment & Positioning for Play
Pre-verbal/Early Communication and Interaction support
Sensory/messy food play
Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) e.g. choice boards/switches
What else can I help you with?
Advice on appropriate toys or sensory/messy play opportunities for your child
Signpost to other professionals, organisations, charities etc. for further support
Support with requests and completion of applications/forms e.g. DLA application
Single Point of Contact Phone Number: 0300 304 5555
Get Involved with
The teams at Locala are committed to our patients, and the wider community, being at the heart of all that we do. We want to hear what our patients and communities are saying, and involve you in how our community healthcare services are delivered. There are different ways you can get involved including:
Becoming a member - be better informed about Locala and our services, and receive invitations to complete surveys, attend events, be a mystery shopper, look at patient feedback and join in discussions - you can be involved as much, or as little, as you like.
Volunteering to work directly with our services - you can use your skills and experiences to support our services and benefit our patients.
Being a youth network member - for 11 to 19 year olds we have a new youth network with young people invited to consider the health, wellbeing and community issues that affect them.
Or simply visiting the Tell Us What You Think page to tell us what you think about the services you have used. We do listen and do make changes based on the feedback we get.