What is Motor Skills Therapy Service (MSTS)?
This is a joint Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy service specially designed to work with children who are experiencing motor co-ordination difficulties. Children with these difficulties may experience problems with the development of movement which can affect many aspects of daily life. This can be at home and school including learning, self care, at play and socialising with others.
The service aims are to help address the needs of mainstream primary school children in Forth Valley who difficulties with motor co-ordination. We work closely with schools and families.
If significant concerns from home or school remain following completion of two blocks of the Get Set Go movement programme (see below), the child’s school will consider making a request to the Motor Skills Therapy Service by filling in a Request for Assistance form.
What is Get Set Go?
Get Set Go is a specialist movement programme developed by the Motor Skills Therapy Service (joint Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Service). The programme is run in schools and designed for children who have difficulties with both gross and fine motor skills that impact on their daily lives at home or in school. MSTS train education staff in use of the approach, help them to set up the programme in their schools and provide advice and support to the Get Set Go leaders (SLA’s).
The activities in Get Set Go are individualised to the child’s developmental level and promote skill development in: ball skills, balance, co-ordination, strength and stability, sensory, fine motor skills, visual perception and self-care skills (cutlery and dressing skills).
Motor Skills Therapy Service
AHP Children’s Services
Administration Area 4
Stirling Health & Care Village
|MSTS Leaflet||Joint run Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy service specially designed to work with children who are experiencing motor co-ordination difficulties.|
|Get Set Go Leaflet||Get Set Go is a specialist movement programme developed by the Motor Skills Therapy Service.|
|Fine Motor Activities||Suggestions of active play activities to help develop children’s fine motor skills.|
|Gross Motor Activities||Suggestions of active play activities to help develop children’s motor skills.|
|Sensory Activities||Play activities to help a child’s sensory development.|