Understand fine motor skills so you can know how to help your students
Our introduction to fine motor skills course is designed to for teachers, EYFS practitioners and teaching support assistants. At the end of the training you will understand the stages of fine motor skill development. This includes how posture, and grasps, including pencil grasp, develops. We include ideas to support children with handwriting challenges. In addition, you will learn about different options for supporting children to develop their scissor skills.
Who will the training help?
SENCOs wanting to understand more about the foundations of fine motor skill develop
Teachers wanting to understand how to help students to improve their pencil and scissor skills
Teaching assistants who support children with fine motor skill delays
Early years practitioners looking to broaden their understanding of fine motor skill development
What does the Fine Motor Skills Training Course look like?
Here’s an example video from the training. The training includes a mix of pictures, demonstrations and Kim presenting. There are summary handouts to download to help with learning.
Frequently Asked Questions
The author, occupational therapist Kim Griffin, presents all the courses. Courses include a mixture of Kim presenting, slides, handouts and some external material. All material is available online.
There are five sections to the training, each containing multiple videos:
- Introductory concepts
- Pencil grasp
- Scissor skills
- In-hand manipulation
- Other tips
No. You can find these within the fine motor skills programme. Please see this page for more information. Schools can purchase the programme on an annual subscription. You can also purchase the programme on an individual level. The programme includes relevant education content from this course.
Yes. You will receive a certification for your CPD folder on completion of all sections of the course, including the feedback questionnaire. This can take 3-5 working days to issue as we currently create them manually.
You have 6 months’ access to the course from the date of purchase.