Pioneering services for children with learning, developmental, motor and behavioural challenges

Challenges / behaviours your child may present with

As a parent you can see how your child is developing in relation to their siblings and peers. You will also have your own expectations concerning their physical, social and academic abilities. Children do vary in the speed at which they acquire new skills, however for some there are specific reasons why they are experiencing difficulties or behaving in unusual ways.

At Starjumpz, we help children who present with any of the following:

  • Balance and coordination problems, poor gross, fine motor and oral motor control (eg child appears clumsy, finds climbing or hopping difficult, has difficulties using knife and fork, doing up buttons, brushing teeth, holding a pencil etc)
  • Variable or low muscle tone, poor postural control and lack of strength
  • Delays in academic achievement or ability eg reading, writing, maths
  • Delays in speech and language (formation of words, tone of speech, appropriate use of language)
  • Lack of attention and focus
  • Hyperactivity (always “on the go”)
  • Poor organisation and planning ability (untidy, forgetful, difficulties getting started or keeping going on a task)
  • Over or under sensitivity to touch, movement, sights or sounds eg gets fixated with or doesn’t like certain sounds, sights, smells etc)
  • Difficulty with social participation and interaction (may avoid others, misunderstand them, get frustrated with them)
  • Poor self esteem
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour difficulties
  • Demand Avoidance
  • Difficulties with self-help skills such as toileting, washing etc
  • Difficulties with life skills such as diary planning, shopping, cooking, travel, use of money etc
  • Physical issue or “symptoms” such as excessive thirst, feeling hot and sweaty particularly at night, history of glue ear, diarrhoea and/or constipation, swollen tummy, constant catarrh/runny nose, inability to control temperature, red ears or face, dark shadows under the eyes, pale skin, pasty face, aches, cramps, tiredness, allergies (eg hay fever, eczema), more frequent viral infections or infections which take a long time to clear up

Many children present with a range of difficulties but may not have a diagnosed condition.