Our online Fine Motor Skills Programme (FMSP) is a set of over 150 activities designed to help children from the age of 18 months improve their fine motor skills. We have created training for teaching staff and parents, specifically to teach them how to support children who have immature or delayed fine motor skills. It has been developed by children’s occupational therapist Kim Griffin. Kim has over 15 years of experience working in schools and with families. She is passionate about ensuring all children have easy access to affordable advice from occupational therapists.
Our online, video-based programme is unique. It has been thoughtfully designed to provide adults with easy to understand knowledge about how fine motor skills develop. There are both educational and instructional videos for each activity. We ‘shows’ adults how to do each activity correctly and how to spot errors children may make.
Another unique aspect of our fine motor skills programme is that we have structured it in a modular way to be easily tailored to the ability of individual children. We have developed a process to help adults identify at which of the six different sections a child should start. Each activity has an expected target, which supports adults to identify when to move a child onto a new activity because they have been successful with the easier activities. It also helps to show the progress a child is making with fine motor skill development.
You can read more about the programme on our website just click this link.
Also, if your school requires an invoice please email us at [email protected] so that we can send one through.
Kim is an occupational therapist striving to make occupational therapy supports available to all teachers and parents. Her goal is to ensure that families and school have immediate access to this occupational therapy expertise. She wants them to know how they can help their children. Hailing from Australia but now based in London, she splits her time between creating these courses and working in schools.
Kim qualified as occupational therapist in Australia in 2003. Since then, she has had the privilege of working with many children and their families, as well as teachers. She has worked in Australia, Ireland and the UK. Kim has completed her post graduate sensory integration training through the University of Ulster.
A core focus of her career has been helping children who have sensory processing difficulties and/or motor skill challenges. This includes extensive experience supporting children with autism/ASD, developmental delays, dyspraxia/DCD and specific learning difficulties.
Postgraduate Certificate in Sensory Integration University of Ulster, UK (2012)
Masters in Health Science (Occupational Therapy) University of Sydney, Australia (2007)
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with Honours James Cook University, Townsville, Australia (awarded March 2003)
The programme consists of 27 educational videos and 150+ instructional videos. Each educational video is designed to teach you which skills you are supporting the child with. Each instructional video demonstrates how to do the activity and now not to do the activity. There are also specific activity targets and Level goals which allows you to measure a child's progress.