In Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and the East Midlands
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
Attention and concentration
Fine and gross motor skills
Sensory processing difficulties
Self - care skills
Participating with peers
Organisation of self
Difficulties with sleep
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
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
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
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
Did you know that handwriting is one of the most complex skills that children need to acquire?
Components of handwriting include;
Hand eye co-ordination
Fine motor skills
Hand and finger strength
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.