The chance to chat with professionals about your child’s development is on offer as the NHSWI Allied Health Professional (AHP) team invite all to a series of free and informal Child Development Drop-In sessions.

The service has been created for parents and carers who wish to seek advice regarding their child’s development, and has been set up to give parents improved access to professional advice and early intervention.

Families may want to ask about their child’s general development, their child’s behaviours, the way their child moves, or their communication and language development.

At these informal sessions, where no appointment is required, parents will have the opportunity to speak to a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language Therapist about their child’s development.

Parents and carers can attend the Drop-In sessions even if they don’t have any specific questions but, through discussion about their child, the professionals can give helpful advice and tips.

Providing general information, advice, support and helpful tips, the AHP Child Development Drop-In sessions are held from 10am to 11am in the Soft Play Area at Lewis Sports Centre, Stornoway.

Drop-In sessions will take place on Monday January 28th; Monday February 11th; Monday February 25th; Monday March 11th, and Monday March 25th.

The AHP Child Development Drop-In sessions will run at the same time as ‘Mini-Movers’ sessions – another reason for a family trip to the sports centre on Mondays.