How Can Access to Movement Affect Learning in a Special School?


Richard Cloudesley is a school in London for students with physical disabilities and additional sensory needs. The school recently took part in the ''Heroic Trial', which examined the effect of intensive blocks of movement therapy on various outcomes in students with Cerebral Palsy. Movement therapy was delivered using the Innowalk PRO, a dynamic standing device that allows people with complex physical needs to move in an upright, supported position. 

The trial revealed some interesting positive outcomes on quality of life, range of movement in the lower limbs as well as a significant impact on the students' functional goals. 

Join this informative webinar to hear from the lead researcher Clare Grodon, and assistant head teacher Caroline Brown, who will discuss:

  • Their journey to accessing Innowalk PRO
  • The impact that Innowalk PRO had on the students and the school
  • Outcomes of the 'Heroic' Trial
  • The ongoing value of movement for their students

Clare Grodon is a paediatric physiotherapist and the lead investigator on the Heroic Trial. Primarily based at Richard Cloudesley School in London, she is passionate about improving outcomes for pupils with physical disabilities, and increasing access to physical activity for these individuals. 

Caroline Brown is an Assistant Headteacher based in the primary department of Richard Cloudesley School. She has a sports science background and thus leads on many aspects of the pupils physical development across the school. Working closely with therapists and school staff she is always looking integrate movement into the school day as this impacts alertness, focus and engagement

Duration: 1 hour

Who is it for? The webinar is relevant for education staff as well as therapists and health professionals working in special schools, community, NHS and private settings. 


📅 16th November 2023
🕚 13:00-14:00 GMT
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