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Free advice for Yeovil parents
9:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014 in News
YEOVIL parents and care professionals are being offered free advice on how to help children with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities achieve a happier more fulfilled life.
The national children’s charity bibic is offering people the chance to book its experts for a free talk about how it can assist youngsters aged from six months to 18-years-old.
Jon Shoesmith, Family Services Manager at bibic, explained: “We work with children to address difficulties affecting their behaviour, social, physical, communication and learning abilities.
“Even if a family is not sure of what the issues may be, bibic therapists can address concerns and provide practical solutions, working closely with each family to create a therapy programme, which empowers them with the skills and strategies to support their child.”
Provided the organisation can identify a developmental difficulty, children don’t need a diagnosis to receive help from bibic.
Jon added: “Our therapy helps children with developmental difficulties, which include conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and brain injury, and their families, to design coping strategies to make things easier at home and at school.
“We visit groups to talk to them about the therapy service we offer. Whether you’re a group of professionals, parents, both or just interested in what we do, let us know and we’ll see if we can come out and see you. We deliver free general talks about bibic therapy, or specific paid for training days on particular subjects, and can adapt what we’ve got to what you need.”
The charity welcomes enquiries made by parents, carers or professionals. An enquiry form can be found at www.bibic.org.uk/about_us/enquiry_form or alternatively you can contact the organisation’s Family Services Team on 01458 253344. Jon concluded: “The process is very simple and all we need to begin with is brief details of your situation and we’ll take it from there. We’re based in the South West, but we’re a national charity that makes its services accessible to families all over the country.
“There are various ways in which we can help families access the service who might struggle to do so, so if you need some additional help, please get in touch to discuss that with us too.”
bibic is a registered charity, which receives no government funding and relies on support and donations to provide the life-changing help needed by many children and their families.
The charity has a national assessment centre in Somerset. Its therapists work closely with families nationwide to create a therapy programme, which provides them with the skills and strategies to support their child or children.
If you would like to support bibic’s work and wish to make a £5 donation to the charity, please text KIDS02 £5 to 70070 or for a £10 donation text KIDS02 £10 to 70070.
For more information, please call bibic on 01458 253344, visit www.bibic.org.uk, follow the charity on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bibic_charity or log on to http://on.fb.me/18Cg8j2.