Date of Next Course: TBA
Location: The SPACE Centre, Preston PR2 2TH
Course Tutor: Julia Dyer MCSP BSc (Hons), Consultant Children’s Physiotherapist, Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner.
Many children in school have not developed the basic motor skills that lay the foundation for academic learning to take place.
Research has shown that by developing children’s foundational motor skills, through motor programmes in schools, progress is seen in academic and learning skills such as handwriting, reading, hand-eye coordination, concentration and attention. Many children in education have not developed the basic motor skills that lay the foundation for academic learning to take place. The importance of physical development is recognised now in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The aim of this course is enable school staff to recognise the importance of physical development in underpinning academic performance, to identify children with motor learning difficulties and equip them to set up appropriate individual or group motor programmes in school. The course also gives staff the necessary tools to screen children’s motor skills so enabling potential problems to be detected and through the use of programmes remediated early in the child’s school life.
"Expectations exceeded - I now feel I have the tools to set up relevant programmes for our children"
This course is suitable for SENCOs, class teachers and staff supporting children with motor learning difficulties in schools.
The course is suitable for those who are working in Early Years Foundation Stage who want to understand the importance of physical development and have the tools to identify and remediate problems much earlier on in the child’s school life.
Outcomes of the course:
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Understand the principles and importance of normal motor development
- Identify children within the school with motor learning problems
- Set up individualised and group motor programmes for children within school
- Carry out a basic motor screening assessment for children in Early Years Foundation Stage
- Set up a structured motor programme for children in Early Years Foundation Stage
- Evaluate motor programmes using suitable outcome measures
- Purchase our themed motor programmes
For more detailed information download the course programme
"Really hands on practical ideas that can be put into place immediately."
Cost of course:
£185 for a single place
"Today has honestly been extremely useful! It has been a long time since I have been on a course that has been so informative and has given the tools and support to implement at school "
"Since attending the course we have screened all children in Reception and have set up a programme for a group of children using Farmyard Fun. Thank you for enabling us to do this and providing us with the resources/support"
Reception Class Teacher and SENCO