In Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and the East Midlands
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
Training for parents / carers
Assessment and report based on OT needs
Report to support EHCP assessment request
Liaison with parent / carer
Individual or small group therapy to support an identified need.
There are many benefits to subscribing to our regular (minimum of 3 hrs per half term) Occupational Therapy Consultation Service.
Reduced hourly rate ( excluding OT assessment)
Example of how hours can be used;
- class observations
- staff training
- sensory circuit review
- sleep support parent drop - in sessions
"Having Ellie regularly in school is very beneficial to both the children and staff. The staff have learnt so much and carry this knowledge into the classroom. The fact that Ellie has been based within the school environment for many years gives her an understanding of the time and staff
restraints that schools can face."
SENCo - Peterborough
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.
A pre - writing skills workshop for staff working in settings with children aged 3 to 5 years of age.
Learn about the skills essential for pre-writing development ;
- The importance of gross motor skills
- The developmental sequence of handwriting
- Shape formation before letter formation
Workshop for parent / carers and school staff who work with parents (max 12 attendees)
- Learn about the importance of sleep
- Identify sleep difficulties
- Strategies and advice to support the sleep needs of children
Time To Sleep!
A shorter talk on the importance of sleep and strategies to support good sleep in children