Move Programme

MOVE programme at Blackfriars Academy

MOVE is an activity based programme which uses the combined knowledge of education, therapy and family to teach people with motor disabilities the functional skills of sitting, standing or walking to the best of their ability. It uses the functional activities of everyday life as a means of acquiring motor skills which are goal orientated and personal to the individual.

MOVE involves the use of key pieces of equipment such as the Pacer to teach standing and walking skills and Rifton chair to teach sitting skills. Progress is made by removing prompts / supports offered this specialised equipment. The ultimate aim is physical independence and a reduction in the need for manual handling and supportive equipment.

Software and Resources for Motor Skills:

  • Not Just Dots (TTS Publishing)
  • Start Write, Stay Right. Handwriting worksheet programme ((Alison Harris and Janet Taylor. Special Direct)
  • Handwriting Problems in the Secondary School (Rosemary Sassoon)
  • Left Hand Writing Skills. Fabulous fine motor practice. (Mark and Heather Stuart. Robinswood Press)
  • Write Dance Uses music and movement to introduce handwriting (Ragnhild A. Oussoren. Sage Publisher)
  • Handwriting Slopes
  • Ergonomic pens, pencils and grips.
  • Write From the Start. The Teodorescu Perceptuo-motor programme. (Ion Teodorescu and Lois M. Addy. LDA)
  • Handwriting papers by Taskmaster
  • MSL Handwriting Rescue Scheme. Structured exercises for cursive handwriting (Pippa Chudley)
  • Inclusive Vinyl keyboard Stickers. Inclusive technology
  • Speed Up! A Kinaesthetic Programme to Develop Fluent Handwriting.
  • Take Ten Advice games and activities to develop fine motor skills. (Sharon Drew. LDA)
  • Fine Motor Skills (Mark and Katy Hill. LDA)
  • Multi-sensory activities for improving fine motor skills.
  • High Five Jive (Susan O’Connor. Hobbs Printer Ltd)
  • Motor Skills United An Occupational Therapy Programme, colour coded and fun filled to integrate and develop Motor Perceptual Skills which impacts on Learning and Handwriting (Sally Holmes. Special Direct)
  • Feed the Dog: Fine Motor Game
  • Posture cushions
  • Foot plinths
  • Tripp Trapp chair or Teezie Breezie chair
  • Developing Scissor Skills: A Guide for Parents and Teachers (PETA UK)
  • Developing Basic Scissor Skills: A Guide for Parents and Teachers (PETA UK)
  • Cutting Skills (Mark and Katy Hill. LDA)
  • Success with Scissors. All the steps you need to kick start scissor skills for children. (Alison Harris and Janet Taylor. Special Direct)