Training for parents

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Motor skills development training

Supporting your child’s motor skills development: 

This session is for parents or carers of children aged between 4-8 years old who would like to understand more about their child’s motor development and how to support this. The session will share information about the typical ages when children develop different motor skills. It will explain how to breakdown an activity such as pulling on a jumper into simple steps to help your child complete this independently. You will also get advice on activities and simple things you can do at home to support your child’s motor development.

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Moving and Handling

This training session is specifically for parents who have children at home with physical and/or neurological impairments where the child is unable to move without adult physical assistance. This includes access to toileting and therapeutic equipment. These sessions are not suitable for those seeking advice on general back care or how to ensure physical safety of children demonstrating challenging behaviour.

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Training for schools

All our sensory training and information can be found on the OT sensory page 

Moving and handling training for education settings 

Moving and handling training

This course is specifically for teachers, LSAs and SENCOs who support a child with a physical and neurological impairment where the child is unable to move without physical assistance. This includes activities where the carer is carrying out any lifting, pushing and pulling tasks. This is not suitable for children with only behavioural difficulties.

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(Please can attendees book their own place. They are required to complete a workbook prior to attending the training and will need to follow a link that will be e-mailed to them individually.)

Smart moves training for education settings 2024

Online smart moves training:  

This smart moves training will provide an introduction to implementing a motor skills development programme in school for children with co-ordination difficulties and related developmental disorders. Smart moves is being successfully used within many Hertfordshire schools already.

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