Griffin Occupational Therapy (GriffinOT) aims to provide affordable, high quality online children’s occupational therapy support for educators and parents. We are on a mission to ensure that all adults supporting children with additional needs have immediate access to occupational therapy expertise. We want to make advice on sensory processing differences and motor skill delays accessible to everyone.
Our online resources include website articles, a mix of free and paid for training, books and fine motor skill programmes. These are created by our founder, UK registered occupational therapist, Kim Griffin. Kim has over 15 years’ experience supporting children with additional needs. She designs GriffinOT’s resources to help teachers and parents understand how they can support children’s sensory differences or motor skill challenges.
GriffinOT’s resources are especially relevant for adults supporting children who have sensory issues, motor skill or developmental delays, autism, dyspraxia or ADHD. All of our resources, including our training, are designed with parents and educators in mind. We want you to use our resources to support children of all ages, whether they have a diagnosis or not. There are ideas for home, school and everywhere.
A message from GriffinOT’s founder Kim Griffin
‘Budget cuts mean parents and teachers are all too often left to run their children’s occupational therapy programme with very little support or training. On top of this, far too many children in need of help are not even eligible for services because health professionals deem their difficulties ‘not bad enough’. I created GriffinOT’s online resources to help to ensure that all children have immediate access to high quality occupational therapy expertise.’
Kim Griffin, Founder, Griffin OT
Kim is registered with the Health and Care Professional Council in the UK. She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, including the Independent Practice and Children and Families Special Interest Groups. She maintains Gold membership with the Sensory Integration network and is an Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner.
Support we have received
In addition, GriffinOT has received additional business support from Cambridge Social Ventures and the NWES Women in Social Tech programmes. Most recently GriffinOT has joined the Fair Education Alliance as one of their Innovation Award winners for 2020. Our training Sensory Processing with GriffinOT has also been short listed for the NASEN 2020 Awards in the innovation in technology category.
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