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Training for therapeutic practitioners and SEND professionals

Harnessing our 25 years of experience, our senior specialist team have developed comprehensive training modules for professionals and practitioners. Through high quality training, our courses equip you with specialist skills to help you provide specialist care for children and young people with motor disorders and related learning and developmental challenges.

Elastic Therapeutic Taping in Head, Neck & Orofacial disorders Course


This 2-day course has been designed for speech language therapists, occupational therapists & specialised health professionals to demonstrate how elastic therapeutic taping can be used as sole treatment modality or together with and complementing other therapeutic interventions.

The course aim is to familiarise the participants with Elastic Therapeutic (Kinesio/Kinesiology) Taping.  Current literature, the existing and new hypotheses are presented and critically appraised. At the end of the course participants will have knowledge of the background, the applications and the evidence. They will be proficient in creating and applying specific tape applications.

Cost: £300 Includes coffee/tea, workshop manual and tape

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Saturday, 14 -15 July  2018 – 9:00

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Introduction to cerebral palsy

This 2-day introductory course has been developed for newly qualified therapists, therapy assistants, SENCO’s and other professionals who directly assist children with cerebral palsy and related motor disorders.

Tutors: Lindsay Hardy, Lead Occupational
Therapist & Helen Brind, Lead Physiotherapist

Lectures, workshops & video footage will be used to support & develop skills to
• Understand the developing brain & the causes of cerebral palsy
• Define Cerebral Palsy and understand how it is classified
• Understand the motor challenges for children with cerebral palsy
• Look beyond the movement disorder
• Understand the learning, communication and functional, social & emotional challenges for those with cerebral palsy
• Identify areas for skill development in the child with cerebral palsy
• Develop solution focused therapeutic & educational activities to promote skill development

Price £250

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Elklan communication support for children with severe and complex needs

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This accredited 8-Module Course is run over 2 ½ days and is aimed at professionals working with children with severe and complex communication needs within nurseries, pre-schools, special schools, primary and secondary schools.



  • What is communication?
  • Pre-intentional communication
  • Anticipating the event
  • Intentional communication
  • The link between play and language
  • Total communication
  • First messages
  • Linking it all together

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Price £375.00

Includes cost of workbook (£22) and Accreditation Fee (£57.50)

All Elklan courses are accredited through AptED

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 Introduction to Sensory Integration/Processing


This two-day course has been developed for therapists, SENCOs and other professionals to understand the importance of Sensory Processing, and looks at practical ideas for the classroom, home and clinics.

Tutor: Lindsay Hardy; Occupational Therapist

This course is designed as an introduction to understanding Sensory Processing and SP difficulties.  Participants will be engaged in a mix of tutorials and hands-on activities to help understand the impacts on children’s development. It looks at how Sensory Integration difficulties can affect:

  • Attention
  • Behaviour
  • Motor milestones
  • Play
  • Selfcare
  • Academic skills

 Key Outcomes:

  • Understand the term Sensory Processing
  • Understand the term Sensory Integration
  • Gain an overview of our sensory systems
  • Understand the impact of Sensory Processing on brain development
  • Identify behaviours that typically are indicative of sensory processing difficulties
  • Discuss the use of some sensory strategies for home and school

Price: £195.00

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Eating & Drinking Course (for children with motor related disorders)

This 1-day introductory course has been developed for Support Assistants/Workers, Conductors, Teaching/Care Staff, and other professionals who directly assist children with Cerebral Palsy and related motor disorders to eat and drink.
The course offers Awareness Level Training under the Inter Professional Dysphagia Framework. Lectures and workshops will give a basic knowledge of typical feeding development and the difficulties children with motor disorders have with eating & drinking skills. Areas covered include: aspiration and reflux, home/school intervention and management techniques.
Key Outcomes:
> Understand the anatomy, physiology and developmental progression of eating & drinking
> Identifying eating & drinking difficulties
> Recognise signs/risk of aspiration
> Recognise signs of reflux
> Practice texture modification and techniques for safety and skill development

Delegates are encouraged to bring examples of children they work with.

Price: £105

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Eating, Drinking Feeding children with cerebral palsy

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