I am a qualified Occupational Therapist with 16 years’ experience of working with children and young people with additional needs including those with autism, Aspergers syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attachment issues, developmental delay, fragile X syndrome, hemiplegia, dyspraxia, hyper-mobility and anxiety.
Since completing my degree in 2008 I have sought further training in sensory integration therapy and I am a sensory integration practitioner. I am able to assess sensory issues, provide one-to-one therapy sessions and offer advice on sensory diets and the alert program. In addition, I am experienced in using tools such as PECS, TEACCH, HANDLE, ABA and the Son rise programme.
Recently I have completed Diploma’s in autism awareness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and play therapy and I incorporate this in my practice.