Improving children's physical skills can improve their behaviour

Motor skills groups are aimed at children with mild to moderate co-ordination difficulties, as well as children whose behaviour is improved through increased physical activity.

Group sessions are run by qualified children's occupational therapists or physiotherapists. They work with children to help teach new motor skills and develop independence in everyday tasks. Our sessions are tailored to suit the needs of the specific children attending the groups and to provide advice to their parents.

These sessions provide opportunities to enhance both gross motor skills (big movements such as running, ball handling, jumping and hopping) and fine motor skills (such as using a pencil and scissors in a skilful manner, doing up and undoing buttons, handling cutlery and generally manipulating small objects with their fingers) as well as coordination skills and postural stability.