“The Move Programme is a philosophy, a way of life for disabled children, and disabled people with complex needs; providing the personalised care and support they need to gain functional mobility, and increased independence”
Put simply, the Move Programme is a practice put in place so disabled children and disabled people with complex needs are supported to gain the physical and communication skills they need in order to:
- SIT to eat, participate in activities, education and eventual employment
- STAND to increase strength, mobility and flexibility
- WALK to participate in play or complete tasks, with and without support
- TRANSITION from bed to chair or sitting to standing.
At St Nicholas; students who have a MOVE programme in place will practise their individual tasks and targets daily. However we also have bespoke weekly MOVE sessions; where we work in collaboration with our Physio’s, OTs and SaLTs to deliver topic based sessions that encourage the students to practise and show off their skills. Examples of themes this year include: The Rainforest, Transylvania, Lapland and Superhero’s.
During these terms students have enjoyed a range of activities in relation to exploring a country. They have been adventurers packing their bags for a trip to either the rainforest or Lapland. In the rainforest they have had to create movements and sounds of the animals, prepare for rapid changes in the weather and find the different insects surrounding them. In Lapland they have had to hold the reins of the snow dogs and lead the sleigh, experience the northern lights and have fun snow ball fights!
MOVE Partnership Head Office
8 Wakley Street
Tel – 02074036282