GriffinOT was founded by occupational therapist Kim Griffin in 2010 following her frustration with cuts to health and education occupational therapy services in the UK. Since 2010, Kim has seen services face further cutbacks and many services become consultative. This has left parents and teachers to run their children’s occupational therapy programmes with little training and limited support. To close this gap and provide easily accessible training for parents and teachers, Kim launched the training arm of GriffinOT in 2017.
GriffinOT aims to:
Provide easily accessible and high-quality training at a low cost for parents and teachers of children with Sensory Processing Disorder.
Help parents and teachers to understand how their children’s sensory processing patterns can enhance or affect their learning.
Outline strategies, equipment, and resources that can be used in everyday life for children with sensory processing challenges.
Whilst the training arm of GriffinOT it is relatively new, Kim hopes that news of her training packages for sensory processing and motor skills will spread fast. The company launched its pilot online sensory processing training package in October 2017. The updated version course was launched in January 2018. Additional training on fine and gross motor skills will follow in the latter part of 2018. All of our training is specifically created with parents and teachers in mind. The online courses will be designed to be accessed flexibly over three months to allow parents and teachers to complete the modules at their own pace and in their own time. An annual subscription rate will also be available for schools. We are currently testing content, and if you would be interested in being one of the first customers to access the training and provide feedback see the link on our online training page.
Our website aims to offer information and resources for parents and teachers on sensory processing disorder. We will also review equipment from time to time. You can join us on social media or sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date with our progress.