Education and Training for Professionals

Upcoming Training

Thrive OT and Isebrook SEN College Nothampton host:

Reducing Restraint and Behaviours that Challenge; through the senses- Kath Smith and Ros Urwin (Consultant Occupational Therapists)

This 2-day Weekend Workshop for health, social care and special education professionals is brought t you by the team at Sensory Project. The workshop will provide an opportunity to develop individualised sensory strategies using Chain Analysis and personalised Sensory Ladders to understand and support communication and self-regulation. This course is suitable for those working with people with all levels of cognitive ability. Over the two days you will explore using the theory of Sensory Integration to understand and analyse behaviours that can be challenging to health and social care professionals and care teams. You will consider how sensory integration difficulties may contribute to the person’s presentations and difficulties participating in everyday life.

27th and 28th January 2018

To book click on the link below


Improving Attention and Learning Potential for Children with ASD- A day course for teachers, support assistants, SENCos and parents.

This course provides a wide range of practical ideas and strategies to support and improve learning outcomes, all based on insight into the unique learning style and challenges experienced by children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders), social communication disorders and associated difficulties.
The course is suitable for anyone working or living with a child with ASD or similar difficulties; whether new to the field or seeking to broaden their understanding and skills.

Tuesday 23rd January or Wednesday 25th April 2018
Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School
Trinity Avenue

And Tuesday 6th February 2018
Robert Smyth Academy
Burnmill Road
Market Harborough
LE16 7JG

9.30am – 3pm
(registration and refreshments from 9.15am
Ron Fortuna and Angela Capper from Target Autism have many years of experience, working directly with children across the entire range of the Autism Spectrum, across all academic phases and providing support and training for school staff and parents.
Thrive is an independent occupational therapy service aimed at facilitating positive health and wellbeing outcomes for children and families . Their therapists help children participate, perform and engage to their full potential in everyday activities, such as, learning, self care, social interaction and play. Thrive OT therapists have many years of experience working with children with ASD and are specialised in a range of approaches.
The cost of the day is £99 per delegate for professionals and a discounted rate of £49 for parents (please quote “parents/carers” to qualify for discount).
A sandwich buffet lunch is included.

Bookings can be made at:



Training 1Thrive offers training and educational sessions predominantly for education professionals. Some of the topics offered include:

  • Introduction to handwriting development.
  • Strategies for children with handwriting difficulties.
  • Sensory strategies to promote attention and participation in class.
  • Helping the child with coordination difficulties.
  • Sensory motor development.
  • Fine tuning your knowledge of fine motor skills

Thrive can also offer bespoke training for a school, cluster of schools or group of individuals. Please contact the team for more information or to discuss your needs.

“Thank you for a wonderful day training yesterday it was informative and inspiring. I have taken back some of the strategies and started to share with others [to] support all children and those with additional needs.”                                                                                                           (Helena Georgiou, Nurture Manager, Lumbertubs Primary School, Northampton, Oct 2015)