Sensory Processing Disorder - Parent Support Group (North East England)

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Does your child dislike loud noises, touch, certain smells and tastes, have a poor sleep pattern or display frequent meltdowns at home or school?  They may have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  SPD affects the seven sesnes; tactile, auditory, movement, muscle memory, visual, taste and smell.  

We run a free parent support group based in Newton Aycliffe but have members all over the North East, UK and world.  Our group offers support, advice, networking, meetings, education and strategies for children with SPD.  

The group meet every 4-6 weeks for a chat and enjoy some light refreshments, invite a guest speaker or conduct an activity with the children and their siblings.  We go trampolining, climbing, visit sensory rooms, scooter parks and are learning them to ride bicyles.  This is just the tip of the iceberg!

Why not join us and come along to one of our meetings where you will be most welcome. Even if you do not want to join the group events, we post daily tips to help families.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Dawn O'Hanlon
Contact Position
07929 227579 07929 227579
Parent Organisation
Tree Tops Children's Occupational Therapy Limited

Where to go

Tree Tops Children's Occupational Therapy Limited
Eldon Road
Aycliffe Industrial Park
Co Durham
View DL5 6UL on a map

We are based opposite Crafter's Companion (used to be Holiways Garage), beside Permoid and adjacent to Ayliffe Decorative Supplies.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Meetings vary from Monday - Friday approximately 7.00pm unless it is a children's activity.


This is a free group.


Other notes

Anyone with a child can join our group.  Our aim is to help families and let parents/carers know they are not alone and can chat with others.

Local Offer

SEN Provision Type

Page last reviewed: 26/08/2020


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