The Fun Fit programme is aimed at children across the county of primary school age. Two members of staff in each primary school should be trained in using the programme to enhance children’s posture and coordination.
The programme especially helps children who struggle with their motor skills, i.e. problems with dressing, poor handwriting or cutlery skills, they bump into things a lot, or if they have low self esteem.
What happens next?
Once you have completed the toolkits and been referred to CFHDevon, we will review the referral and make a decision about the most appropriate service to help your child or young person with their difficulties. If we accept the referral, we will contact you with an appointment.
As part of this process, we may discuss your child’s difficulties with other colleagues to ensure we are the most appropriate service to see your child and we may also suggest a joint assessment with another service.
If we accept your child’s referral we will aim to see them within 18 weeks, but there may be variations to this timeline associated with urgency, prioritisation of risk, staffing levels, demand and other factors.
While you wait to be seen, continuing to implement the strategies in the toolkits and continuing to keep a record of progress will benefit your child or young person as you can share these results with us during your assessment.
You can now self-refer your child into this service. For more information please view this guide on how to self refer.
For details of what the service supports and what supporting documentation you require for your referral, please view the request criteria page.
At your first appointment
We will discuss your child’s difficulties with you and your child and carry out an assessment, including observing your child undertaking a variety of tasks.
Based on the information gathered at this appointment we may offer you advice and strategies to help your child overcome their difficulties or, if required, we may set goals with you and your child and plan the package of support we will offer – which we refer to as an ‘intervention’.
The intervention might be an individual programme, one to one sessions or group based work which helps your child overcome their difficulties and maximises their independence. Your appointment will be in a clinic near to your home, at home or in school and will vary in length generally between one and six sessions. On occasion, in very specific circumstances, this support will last for longer.
Home and school programmes
We may include a Home and School Programme to incorporate intervention activities into everyday life. These programmes rely on the support of parents and teachers to ensure that they are carried out and to ensure they are effective. If we think this will help your child or young person we will discuss this with you at your appointment.