The Sensory Processing Team
The Sensory Processing Team consists of 3 Occupational Therapists, an administrator and an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Combined the therapists have over 50 years’ experience as qualified therapists. All of the Occupational Therapists have worked as specialist Paediatric Therapists and have additional qualifications to make them Advanced Practitioners in Sensory Integration. The 3 therapists have a range of special interests and qualifications to support the provision of holistic sensory assessments and interventions. These include;
- Sensory processing and challenging behaviours
- Sensory processing and sleep
- Sensory processing and the SOS approach to feeding
- Sensory Processing and the Zones of Regulation
My passion is working with people with neuro diverse conditions; this led to my interest in sensory integration theory. I like to study and learn about subjects that interest me; I’m currently working on research about ideation in autism. I am a very busy and active person and recognise how much movement through activities helps keep me happy and healthy. I love being outdoors and like going for walks in the countryside.
I am extremely excited to be working within the Sensory Processing Team, continuing to help and support the children within our community.
I have worked as an occupational therapist in a wide range of areas and for the last eight years I have worked within the paediatric OT service. From joining this team I quickly realised that my passions are for working with children and their families and thoroughly enjoy the challenges and rewards that this brings. Sensory integration theory is based on the premise that children have an inner drive to develop; this mirrors my beliefs and my continuous motivation to support children with sensory opportunities to play, grow and love life. I’m a positive person with a love of nature and the outdoors.
I am very determined and strive to achieve the best in all I do, both professionally and personally. I have been working with Sensory Processing and Ayre’s Sensory Integration approach for many years both in the UK and in Australia. I have a special interest in working with the early years and love using the person centred, child led play approach that sensory interventions facilitate. I am a very active person and enjoy exploring the outdoors with my family and dogs.
As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, my goal each day is ensuring quality care to all my clients, with a smile! Working in the Sensory Processing Service gives me the opportunity to help children and families in the local area, and I believe that kindness and wellbeing are the most important aspects of my role. I love to travel and explore and to learn about other cultures, foods and places.