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Motor skills interventions

Motor skills interventions can address both gross and fine motor skills through repetitive activities to encourage improved posture, positioning and muscle strength. Motor skills interventions are particularly useful for certain individuals with conditions like dyspraxia . At HSR Psychology, we work with occupational therapists to provide the tailored motor skills interventions.

Who is suitable for a motor skills intervention?

Any child or young person below the age of 26 could potentially be suitable for a motor skills intervention at HSR Psychology,

Motor skills interventions can be suitable for young people and children who:

To find out how a motor skills intervention can benefit you and those around you, then please get in contact for more information.

What are the potential benefits of a motor skills intervention?

Motor skills interventionsbring several benefits for the young person, including:

Followinga motor skills intervention, we will provide some recommendations to help support the young person. These recommendations will encourage continued progress of developing motor skills.

What happens prior to a motor skills intervention?

We carry out a motor skills intervention after an initial discussion.Our process is described below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during a motor skills intervention?

During a motor skills intervention with HSR Psychology, the child will often be encouraged to engage in activities which will improve fine and/or gross motor skills, this could happen through repetitive exercises or games. The individual will usually be shown how to manipulate their posture, position or muscles in order to achieve their physical goals. Gradually, the HSR Psychology professional will reduce their input until the individual can independently use improved motor skills. Motor skills interventions can take place in the home, at school, in the community or in one of our clinics in Manchester. 

What happens after a motor skills intervention?

After a motor skills intervention the young person will often be able to use motor skill techniques to maximise their potential in life. Following a motor skills intervention, we may suggest carrying out follow-up sessions if necessary. Throughout the intervention, we will support you and the young person.

Do we provide a report alongside a motor skills intervention?

Following an intervention, we always recommend a report. It includes what took place, how this affected the young person, as well as recommendations for the future. This comprehensive report is available after a motor skills intervention highlighting how the child or young person can maintain their improved motor skills. There are many reasons for it to be used, for instance: school use, support with an application, personal use, funding and support, medical use, or evidence for something else. A motor skills intervention may be requested for a variety of reasons and if you would not like a written report, then we can provide verbal feedback, along with a short summary. Our reports can be read about further here.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Next steps...

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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