chapter  8
Intervention with primary and secondary age pupils
WithMadeleine Portwood
Pages 44

The most effective interventions with children aged 6 and over have involved access to structured exercise programmes. This chapter aims to explain each activity in detail and identify targets which indicate the child’s mastery of that particular skill. Activities should be selected from the programme which build on emerging skills. The baseline motor assessment will highlight strengths and weaknesses. The activity programme is the most significant feature in the remediation of the child’s difficulties. The baseline motor skills assessment will have identified specific areas of difficulty and indicated whether it is predominantly a left- or right-sided problem. Select activities from the appropriate sections and summarise them on the child’s record chart. The purpose of the intervention programme is to identify skills which are not fully developed and should be broken down into achievable targets.