Training can be provided for parents, professionals and community groups on a variety of topics.  Examples include:

Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyspraxia

  • Definitions, prevalence and current research
  • Common difficulties at home and school
  • Tips for helping children with co-ordination difficulties
  • An introduction to handwriting difficulties and using scissors


  • Pre-requisite skills and considerations for beginning and developing handwriting.
  • Readiness for handwriting and pre-writing activities.
  • Assessing handwriting at school.
  • Planning intervention programmes.
  • Secondary pupils: developing handwriting fluency, addressing on-going difficulties, examination considerations, use of technology and organisational skills.

Motor Skills

  • Common difficulties and diagnoses including Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) and Dyspraxia.
  • Assessment in the school environment.
  • Intervention for improving motor skills (including Gym Trail and other group activities).

Sensory Processing

  • Common difficulties and diagnoses
  • Brief overview of the sensory system
  • Observing sensory processing difficulties
  • Intervention for the classroom – practical strategies
  • Self-regulation programmes such as Zones of Regulation and The Alert Programme

Practical workshops can also be arranged to develop skills and knowledge.  Topics include:

  • Gross and fine motor exercises.
  • Handwriting tools and equipment.
  • Grips and grasps.
  • Left-handers.
  • Scissor skills.
  • Adaptive equipment.