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.


OT Groups for Schools

In every class in both Primary and Secondary Schools, there are on average there are 3-5 children who have difficulty writing, co-ordinating movements or concentrating. Children who find writing, movement or concentrating difficult are likely to be falling behind the rest of the class, even if they are receiving regular extra input within school. It is common that the extra input within school is providing some benefit, but with limited improvements.

Our Occupational Therapists have the experience and knowledge to assess and provide effective group treatment for children who are having difficulties writing, co-ordinating movements or concentrating within school. With our help, these children can develop the vital skills needed for success in school.

OT for Kids currently provide a growing service across schools in the North West in implementing Occupational Therapy (OT) groups to address handwriting, fine motor skills, co-ordination and concentration or listening skills.

High quality and engaging sessions have been delivered focussing on improving fine motor skills, organisational skills and memory skills... This is proving to be an extremely effective provision.

S Brooks
SENCO at Trinity High School, Manchester

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Benefits to School

OT for Kids understand the pressures on modern schools, with the spending of pupil premium being examined and performance related pay, it can be difficult. By choosing to work with OT for Kids in providing effective Occupational Therapy (OT) group treatment, your school will certainly benefit. See the benefits of OT groups for children in your school below:

  • Justified spending of pupil premium
  • Improved writing and concentration in lessons
  • Onsite Occupational Therapist
  • Bring together health and education to ensure the best for each child
  • Understand more about the prevention and treatment of poor handwriting
  • Improved understanding of a child's sensory system and concentration
  • Individualised tailored reports for each child who attends the groups
  • Teaching Assistants are encouraged to be involved
  • Groups improve key aspects of school curriculum
There are many benefits to using OT for Kids to provide OT groups, we can help across many areas within school, and provide a better understanding and treatment for concentration, handwriting, co-ordination and fine motor skills.

Groups available:

OT for Kids provide five types of groups to schools to address common difficulties. The groups available are:

Handwriting Group
The handwriting group is aimed at children who are holding their pencil in and an abnormal grip, have messy writing or are having difficulty with writing speed. Children appropriate for the handwriting group find writing difficult, form letters incorrectly and often space their work erratically.

Fine Motor Group
The fine motor group is aimed at children who are having difficulty cutting, threading and completing tasks that involve the smaller movements of the fingers. Children appropriate for the fine motor group may present with poor posture and have slow and inaccurate cutting skills.

Movement Group
The movement group is aimed at children who are often clumsy, uncoordinated and are finding sports/p.e difficult. Children appropriate for the movement group have poor throwing and catching skills, poor balance and find it difficult to jump, hop or skip successfully.

Concentration Group
The concentration group is aimed at children who are having difficulty following or comprehending verbal instruction, maintaining attention and managing distractions. Children who are appropriate for the concentration group will have difficulty sitting still, listening in class, tuning out from external noise or light or are finding it difficult to comprehend verbal instruction.

Organisation Group
The organisation group is a group designed to improve the ability of children to organise and plan their thought processes, diary, homework schedules and everyday tasks such as packing a bag and money management.

What will be included in each group?

Each group will be completed by an experienced Occupational Therapist, and will receive the following:
  • Formal assessments at week 1 and final week
  • Hour of weekly Occupational Therapy group treatment for a full term
  • Regular informal assessments to monitor and adapt group treatment
  • Final individual reports, outlining goals, summary of improvements made and further recommendations for school
The assessments will be used to determine the underlying reasons behind the difficulties and be the basis for all future group treatment sessions. Regular informal assessments are used to monitor progress, adjust treatment accordingly in order to maintain the high standards during each group treatment session. The report will outline the purpose of the group, improvements made during treatment sessions and a detailed summary with further recommendations to schools for each child.

Where and when are the OT for Kids groups completed

OT groups are available during term time for a minimum of one day of groups per school. Groups can be completed on as many days as desired. One of our Occupational Therapists would complete the groups within school and run throughout the school day.

Why does your school need one of our Occupational Therapists?

Our Occupational Therapists (OT's) are the people who have the knowledge and skills needed to assess and provide recommendations to your school. An OT from OT for Kids will outline the reasons why some children are having difficulty and provide treatment using purposeful and meaningful activities, combined with environmental adaptations to improve the development and increase the overall competence of these children within school.

If you would like to know more information about the groups or are interested in any of the groups above, please email or call 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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