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.
What’s included in the Fine Motor Skills Training Course?
What will I learn about on the Fine Motor Skills Training Course?
Fine motor skill development
Postural control and how this affects fine motor skills
Grasp development – including pencil grasp
How to choose scissors for children who are struggling to cut
Tips for helping children with common handwriting difficulties
Who is the Fine Motor Skills Training Course for?
Teachers working with children who have fine motor skill delays.
Teaching assistants who want to learn more about fine motor skills to help their students.
Professionals looking for CPD
Early years practitioners
Parents who want to learn more about the how fine motor skills develop.
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.
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