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Teacher Training


OT for Kids provide detailed teacher training for a variety of training opportunities for schools. We believe that prevention is better than cure. Our Occupational Therapy teacher training provides detailed theory and application for a range of common difficulties within school that can be adapted and applied across a variety of school environments.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy teacher training:


OT for Kids provide excellent training to schools across the U.K. Each school that uses our service has found it to be extremely rewarding and engaging experience. OT for Kids training provides the following benefits to schools:
  • Clearly defined learning objectives
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Take-away learning pack and presentation
  • Engaging and challenging activities
  • Key theory and practices for child development
  • Full classroom approach
  • Advice and support on warm up activities and whole class activities to improve fundamental skills
  • Flexible rates
  • Rewarding and insightful training experience
  • You choose the length and topics for your training
We are able to provide training across many aspects key to child development. You can choose the topics and length of the training relevant to the needs of your school. We provide detailed presentations and engaging activities to reinforce learning.

Learning Objectives and Topics


OT for Kids provide a range of training opportunities to schools. With all of our training, we have specific learning objectives tailored to improved performance for all involved. The following breaks down our learning objectives for the training we can offer:

Handwriting and fine motor skills
  • To be able to identify poor pencil grip, letter formation and visual perception skills.
  • To understand normal handwriting development
  • To understand the underlying skills needed to write
  • To be able to understand the importance of posture when writing
  • To practice and apple activities that you can complete in class to increase legibility of writing
Concentration
  • To be able to identify children with poor concentration
  • To be able to identify sensory behaviours that indicate why a child is struggling to concentrate
  • To understand and apply individualised strategies to improve concentration
  • To identify classroom activities to improve concentration
Movement and Co-ordination
  • To be able to identify children with poor co-ordination of upper and lower limbs
  • To be able to understand the systems and underlying skills needed for successful co-ordination
  • To practice and understand suitable activities for children with co-ordination difficulties
  • To understand and apply key phrases when completing movement based activities
Organisation and Planning
  • To be able to identify children who have poor organisation and planning skills
  • To be able to recognise and apply strategies to overcome organisation and planning defecits
  • To practice and apply activities that can be used to improve organisation and planning skills
  • To understand and apply key concepts across day to day lesson planning.
Autism, the sensory system and sensory processing disorders
  • To be able to identify children with sensory processing difficulties
  • To understand the varying sensory input children receive and how this can affect function
  • To practice and understand activities to improve sensory regulation
  • To adapt key concepts into day to day practices

What is included in our Occupational Therapy teacher training?



All of our training includes the following aspects:

Identifying children who may need a referral to Occupational Therapy

Teachers will be able to identify appropriate children for specialist intervention and understand the common difficulties can Occupational Therapy improve.

Certificate of completion and Learning pack

Each teacher who attends the training will receive a learning pack containing the key notes of the session and a certificate upon completion of the training.

Hands on activities:

Teachers will be encouraged to partake in activities in order to improve their understanding of both what it is like to experience difficulties in school and how Occupational Therapy can aid in school based skill development.

Questions:

Questions are encouraged throughout the training. All language and terminology used in the training will be kept at a non-clinical, adult friendly level. The allocated time for training is inclusive of any questions.

How long is OT for Kids Occupational Therapy teacher training?


OT for Kids provide training for a minimum of 1 hour, however, the length of the training is dependent upon the objectives of your school. We are extremely flexible and are adaptable to the needs of your school.

How to enquire further about OT for Kids Occupational Therapy Teacher Training?


If you are interested in enquiring further about the training we provide, or if you would like to discuss any of the above with an Occupational Therapist, please email office@otforkids.co.uk or call 0330 223 0888



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Please contact one of our experienced occupational therapists today and we will gladly discuss how we can help and what services we can offer you.

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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Below is a list of our clinics, however, we operate nationwide.

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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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