Our family centred Sleep Support service is available nationwide
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The School OT - Occupational Therapy for Children

Supporting schools and children

In Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and the East Midlands 

Occupational Therapy in School

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What is Occupational Therapy ?

 

Occupational Therapy supports children to participate as fully as possible in the occupations (activities) of children. These come under 3 broad areas:

Self- care:   Washing, dressing, feeding

Leisure:       Play, hobbies

Productivity: Pre- school / nursery or school activities

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Occupational Therapy can support children who are experiencing difficulties such as;

 

Attention and concentration

Handwriting 

Fine and gross motor skills

Sensory processing difficulties

Self - care skills

Participating with peers

Organisation of self

Self regulation

Difficulties with sleep

Sleep Support
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Support for School

Collaborative working with school staff to identify need

Strategies and ideas to support whole class participation and learning

Recommendations for equipment

Support knowledge and understanding of the children's needs

Advise on sensory diets and equipment

Sensory Circuit set up / review

Relaxation strategies

Training for school staff (sensory circuits, sensory processing difficulties, handwriting from an OT perspective)

Assessment and report based on OT needs

Report to support EHCP assessment request 

Liaison with parent / carer

Training for school

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Sensory Circuit

Sensory circuits is a fun sensory motor skills programme that supports children to be in appropriate arousal level to be ready to learn.

Sensory circuits supports children with difficulties in sensory processing, attention and concentration, fine and gross motor and self care skills.


Many schools report positive benefits of running a daily sensory circuit.


Training for school staff

Support to develop and run an effective sensory circuit

Sensory Processing Difficulties

Difficulties with sensory processing can have a huge impact on how a child participates in daily routines and activities.  An understanding of sensory processing and provision of sensory strategies can support a child's successful learning and participation in school.


Our training will provide school staff with:

- An understanding of sensory processing difficulties

- The ability to identify behaviours that may indicate difficulties with sensory processing

- Strategies and advice on how to support a child's sensory needs within the school  environment 

Handwriting from an OT persepective

Did you know that handwriting is one of the most complex skills that children need to acquire?

Components of handwriting include;


Visual processing

Hand eye co-ordination

Bilateral co-ordination

Fine motor skills

Hand and finger strength

Postural control


Our training will support school staff to identify why children are having difficulties with handwriting tasks. Together with advice on equipment, strategies and therapy programmes to support children to successfully record their ideas in writing.

Please contact us to discuss the training needs of your school