Vigere Training & Development

We love providing training and our focus is always on making this accessible, engaging and transferable to real-life settings. Vigere OT has a high level of experience in developing and providing bespoke sensory integration-focused training within specialist settings. We are able to provide training both online and face-to-face across the country.

We provide bespoke training at local schools, educational and NHS settings, as well as providing training and direct support and guidance in supported living and residential settings. We actively apply the principles of Sensory Integration and Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI), and view this as key to the understanding of
sensory integration within the area of mental health and child development.

Recent specially commissioned training has enabled us to support the newly developed Multi-Agency Rapid Response Service (MARRS), Autism Liaison and Development (ALIT) team within CAMHS,
Sowenna children’s inpatient unit and mainstream and specialist provision schools including extensive training to the Special Partnership Trust.

We present at national conferences and act as specialist trainers of sensory processing in children’s mental health. This has included the Clinical Associate Psychologist (CAP) Masters Programme, the PGDip Psychological Therapies Training course, The Occupational Therapy Show and the Speech and Language Therapy Conference.

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We also actively engage in research including the SenITA (Sensory Integration therapy for sensory processing difficulties in children with autism specific disorder) randomised control trial.  We are passionate about providing accessible training and consultancy services to develop a shared understanding of the young person, family, environment and whole team around them to make long-lasting positive changes and develop a sense of empowerment and self-advocacy.

In addition to training we are able to provide clinical supervision, please contact us for further information.

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Train With Us

We offer a range of training packages that can be developed around the needs and skills of your team/service to build a bespoke training offer a hands-on, practical learning approach.

Course A - Introduction To Sensory Processing

Developing a working understanding of the 8 sensory systems and the impact on engagement and regulation.

1/2 day course.

This course is a compulsory introduction in order to access the other modules listed here.

Course B - Interoception (internal processing) and its impact on our physical and emotional states

Developing practical strategies to develop interoceptive awareness and resources.

1/2 day course.

Course C - Self-Advocacy Through A Strengths-Based Approach

Theoretical and practical understanding of how to grade and adapt functional, meaningful activity to enable children and young people to attain a sense of mastery, success and self- advocacy through a strengths based approach.

1/2 day course.

Course D - Developing a Neuro-Affirming Approach

Deeper exploration of neuro-diversity, sensory processing and mental health and developing a neuro-affirming approach in your work.

1/2 day course.

Course E -Supporting Regulation & Engagement

Sensory development and trauma (tactile and movement), a new understanding of the Polyvagal Theory and neurology linked to emotional regulation. Guidance in application when supporting a person’s regulation and engagement.

1/2 day course.

FREE Parent Education Workshops

Vigere Training & Development  Ltd will be providing free parent education workshops on sensory processing throughout Cornwall 2023/24, hosted by Parents Carers Cornwall and funded by the NHS.

Please follow the link to access booking via Eventbite .

Feedback from training to the KIOSK – Kernow & Isles of Scilly Keyworking (formerly ALIT – Autism Liaison & Intervention Team)

“Training with Lou and Rosie has been so inspiring. They work brilliantly as a team and are so friendly and approachable. They ensured the training was entertaining, engaging and varied (as well as being highly informative!). They pitched the material at the perfect level for us but were also flexible and totally willing to dive deeper with us when we wanted. The pacing of the training was also spot on. 5 minutes of clinical case discussion with these brilliant women was worth a year of discussion with other OTs! Thank you.”

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