This course provides a step by step curriculum you can use with children from as young as three years old to help them to develop functional scissors skills. The programme is divided into four stages, which progress sequentially. Children can start at which ever stage they are ready for. Each stage includes relevant worksheets which build on the previous stage. There are also activities for children at pre-scissor skills stage to help prepare them for holding scissors.
In addition, there's 1 hour of education material teaching you about the background of postural control and grasp development which are essential for scissor skill success.
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)