What is the MOVE Programme?

The MOVE Programme is an activity-based framework that enables disabled young people to gain independent sitting, standing, walking and transferring skills. The programme is underpinned by three key principles:


Children learn and develop through being given opportunities to move and explore. MOVE supports settings to find the best times throughout the day to incorporate movement opportunities for their children.


Children are more likely to engage in activities that are meaningful to them. MOVE provides a framework to identify and work towards motivating goals that will make the biggest difference to the child and their family.


Children make the most progress when someone believes in their abilities. MOVE is a ‘can do’ approach that sets the bar high for disabled children, encouraging them to work towards their goals and celebrating every achievement.

The 6 Steps of MOVE

The MOVE Programme champions a holistic approach that places the child and their family at the centre and encourages collaboration between education and therapy to work towards the same meaningful goals. To keep everyone on the same page, the programme is built around 6 steps:

  1. Assessment: Where is the child now?
  2. Goal Setting: Where do they want to get to?
  3. Task Analysis: How can we break the goal down into bitesize chunks?
  4. Prompt Measurement: What support is currently needed?
  5. Prompt Adjustment: How can we adjust the support to reach their goal?
  6. Teaching the Skills: How do we include skills practise into daily routines?

Now that you know more about the MOVE Programme in theory, click below to find out how it will affect you in practice!


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