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Skybound Therapies opens upgraded and expanded therapy centre in Pembrokeshire

L-R Sam Pounder, Registered Manager Domiciliary Service; Olivia Dally, Finance Assistant; Carys Cometson, Speech and Language Therapist; Megan Bonelle, Behaviour Analyst; Sophie Bradbury, Behaviour Analyst

Skybound Therapies, a world-renowned behaviour analysis and therapy provider, has opened its newly expanded therapy centre at its headquarters in Wiston near Haverfordwest.

Skybound Therapies provides tailored support to help improve the quality of life for individuals with learning, behavioural or emotional difficulties. It was founded in 2012 by Risca Solomon, who first discovered behaviour analysis when looking for ways to support her foster brother Dan, who has autism.

Her journey to help raise Dan, which she documented on YouTube, led her to discover Behavioural Analysis. She went on to train as a behaviour analyst, and eventually started Skybound Therapies to support others.

Skybound Therapies now employs 44 staff and delivers support in locations across the UK and internationally. However, its therapy centre in Pembrokeshire remains the hub of its activities, where Risca and her team provide an intensive service for families who visit from all over the world.

Intensive therapy at the centre helps with behaviours including feeding skills, speech, communication, self-help skills, and toilet training.

Due to overwhelming demand, Risca initiated a major upgrade and expansion of the centre, which has now opened to clients with enough space to run two therapy sessions simultaneously.

The newly upgraded and expanded centre features three different bathrooms for teaching toilet behaviours, more tools and facilities to help develop functional living skills, additional rooms and equipment for therapy, and a private space for families to rest and unwind while their loved ones engage in therapy.

Skybound Therapies founder Risca Solomon said:

“We’re delighted to have finally opened our new, expanded and upgraded therapy centre which will help us to meet the high level of demand for these services. Our vision is for this to be a centre of excellence, with a focus on building socially significant skills using compassionate and interdisciplinary therapy techniques. Its aim is to enable our clients, and their families, to enjoy more meaningful and enriched lives.”