To allow us to demonstrate how Occupational Therapy can benefit your pupils we would like to offer your school a two hour slot of Occupational Therapy at no cost, with no obligation to continue.

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Movement Group


Children develop at different rates, for some children, co-ordinating movement and being able to throw, catch and balance come naturally and develop as part of an inclusive P.E programme within school; however some children require additional help to enable them to perform complex motor movements required during everyday sport based activities. The purpose of the movement group is to improve the necessary underlying skills needed to perform the complex gross motor movements. Complex Gross motor movements are needed in many sports and activities, such as football, basketball, throwing, catching, balancing and skipping.

Two main aims of the Movement group are:

  • To assess and improve hand eye co-ordination, targeting, throwing and catching skills.
  • To assess and improve balance, proprioception and visuo-motor planning in relation to gross motor activities.

Which children are appropriate for the Movement group in schools?


Children who are having difficulty understanding the how to successfully perform simple and complex movements are appropriate for the movement group. Children who often find sports difficult, appear uncoordinated or clumsy and who struggle with the following movements are suitable for the movement group:
  • Throwing at a target accurately
  • Catching a beanbag, large ball or tennis ball
  • Jumping with two feet simultaneously
  • Hopping
  • Balance based activities
  • Team games
  • Bat and ball skills (Tennis, Rounder's etc)
The movement group is best suited for children of a younger age, as this age where the most improvements can be made. Children will be grouped based on age and behaviour. It is important that groups are kept with children at a similar age and ability for the groups to run effectively

Class teachers have noticed improvements in the children's handwriting and attitudes to writing within just 3 weeks.

S Robinson
Deputy Head Teacher at Crumpsall Primary School, Manchester

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How can our Occupational Therapist improve the Movement of children at your school?


The service our Occupational Therapists (OT) provide is always of a high quality, OT for Kids strive to do our best for the children in our care. The OT will be able to not only assess each child during the group but provide treatment throughout the duration of the school term to address every child's individual difficulties in relation to producing smooth continuous movements.

Our Occupational Therapists will work together with teachers in providing an all round approach to improving the co-ordination skills of children within the movement group. This can include verbal advice, equipment or activities to complete.

What is included in our Occupational Therapy Movement Group for Schools?


Every child in the movement group will be assessed at week 1 in order to determine which specific areas of movement based activities the children are finding difficult. A treatment plan will then be completed and treatment will commence on week 2. On the last week of the groups during term, a final assessment will be completed.

The results of all assessments will be compared and a final individual report will be written per child. The final report will not only contain a summary of the achievements made during the group, but will also contain a selection of further recommendations for school. By providing your school with a section on further recommendations, you can continue to develop the skills of the children, during the time the Occupational Therapist is not in school.

When will the Occupational Therapy Movement Groups for Schools take place and how long will the group run for?


All of our Occupational Therapy groups are run during term time only, throughout the school day. Each school can choose from a combination of five groups to be run throughout the school day (maximum of four groups per day)

To arrange a meeting with our OT's to discuss these groups in more detail, please fill out the form below, or alternatively email office@otforkids.co.uk or call us on 0330 223 0888


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Why choose us?

  • Caring and Professional Service
  • Variety of services available
  • First class Occupational Therapists
  • Modern clinics
  • Saturday and Sunday appointments available
  • Able to see you at home, in school or in one of our clinics
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council and the British Association of Occupational Therapy

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We run a range of Groups for children aged 0-18 years.

What people say about us...

OT for Kids have been a great help in aiding my son Jake with coping with his dyspraxia both at home and in school. They came out to our house and completed the assessment at home.

The assessment and report proved beneficial in our discussions with Jake's school and we are very pleased with the outcome the report has helped us achieve.
Jackie, parent.
At our school, there are many children who have difficulty forming letters correctly, concentrate or perform well in P.E, which can impact greatly on their learning. With the support and OT Groups available from OT for Kids, these children have made great progress and are now at a level which is not so concerning. As a teacher and SENCO, I thoroughly enjoyed working (and learning) from the Occupational Therapist.
Emily, SENCO and Teacher.
As a case manager, I regularly deal with many private companies. I found OT for Kids to be highly professional, reliable and provide me with flexible appointments that suited both me and my clients. The OT completed a comprehensive assessment and report, which was not only clear, concise and an accurate reflection of the difficulties, but it was returned to me quickly.
John, Case Manager.
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