Education and Training for Professionals

Upcoming Training

Thrive OT and Fairfields Teaching School Alliance host:

Sensory Circuits:

Many children in school have not developed the basic self regulation and sensory motor skills that lay the foundation for academic learning to take place. Research has shown that by developing children’s foundational motor skills, through sensory motor programmes in schools, progress is seen in academic and learning skills such as handwriting, reading, concentration, attention and hand-eye coordination.

This half day course aims to equip all staff with the knowledge to identify children with motor learning difficulties including useful screening tools and ideas for individual and group sensory motor programmes using readily available school gym and playground equipment.

November 2nd 2018 or March 2nd 2019 at Hunsbury Hill Conference Centre, Northampton.

For booking information:

ITT – School Direct

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.

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.

Dates to be confirmed for 2018/19 school year



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


  • How to embed therapy into school settings; finding and using co-teaching methods.
  • 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.