Supporting schools and children

In Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and the East Midlands 

Occupational Therapy in School


What is Occupational Therapy ?


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

Self- care:   Washing, dressing, feeding

Leisure:       Play, hobbies

Productivity: Pre- school / nursery or school activities


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


Attention and concentration


Fine and gross motor skills

Sensory processing difficulties

Self - care skills

Participating with peers

Organisation of self

Self regulation

Difficulties with sleep

Sleep Support

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

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 application

Liaison with parent / carer

Training for school


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 also supports children with difficulties in sensory processing, fine and gross motor and self care skills.

Training for school staff

Support to develop and run an effective sensory circuit

Sensory Processing Difficulties

Training for school staff to provide an understanding of sensory processing difficulties, how this can impact on a child's ability to successfully participate in school routines and activities, strategies to support a child's sensory needs.

Handwriting from an OT persepective

Support to identify why children are having difficulties with pencil and paper tasks. Advice on equipment, strategies and therapy programmes to support children to record their ideas.

Please contact us to discuss the training needs of your school