Our Team

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

Michelle

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. 

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Sally F

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.

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Sally W

Understanding and supporting people with sensory processing differences to realise their strengths and overcome any challenges has been my passion for over 11 years.

I am really enthusiastic about my work in the sensory processing service and I am continually reading new research and furthering my learning is this field. I pride myself on being professional, friendly and caring. I am family orientated and also love to cook – I’m a real foodie!

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Hannah

My passion is working with children and young people with sensory processing differences and their families.  Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist, I have gained a wide range of experience working with young people and their families, through the NHS and the private sector.  I love seeing the impact that I can make on the lives of these families through sharing my knowledge around sensory processing differences.  In my spare time I love knitting, yoga, gardening and going on adventures with my family and our dog. 

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Zoe

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.

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Kayleigh

I’m really excited to have joined the Sensory Processing Team as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. I have my own sensory sensitivities, and this gives me a personal perspective that I hope will help me to support the children and young people I meet and give them the confidence to be themselves. As well as my special interests in neurodivergence and sensory processing, I love Harry Potter, cuddling my dog and playing guitar. My favourite author is John Green and my favourite movie is Jurassic Park.

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Rosie

Joining the Sensory Processing Service as an Occupational Therapy Assistant has allowed me to combine my professional and personal experiences, resulting in my perfect role. I am grateful for this opportunity to be involved in supporting young people and their families who are experiencing sensory processing differences. I hope to have a positive impact on children’s physical and mental well-being. In my spare time I will usually be surrounded by family, my three daughters keep me very busy so I love any time I can get with a good book and cup of tea!

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Diane

I am one of the Administration Assistant for the Sensory Processing Team, and my aim is to help deliver quality support to the Team and everyone who accesses our service.  I love working in the Sensory Processing Service team as everyone is so positive and professional.  I am especially proud of helping children and families in and around Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. I have worked in education locally for many years and have lots of skills and knowledge to help everyone I encounter as part of my role.  I love gardening, eating cake and I love to walk my dogs, being in nature and walking in the woods and countryside is very important to me and it makes me feel very happy and thankful.

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Tess

As an administrator I have worked in the NHS for about 20 years and have always tried to do my best for everyone I have contact with.  I am semi-retired but love working within the Sensory Processing Service. I am very much a people person and love helping and problem solving and would say my biggest fault is talking too much!  I am very family oriented and love going out for afternoon tea.

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Fiona

As someone who is passionate about Mental Health, it is has always been important to me to be a part of something that positively impacts people’s lives, and having recently joined the Sensory Processing Service as an Administrative Assistant, I’m delighted to finally be part of a team that makes such a difference!  I spend as much time as I can travelling, and when not exploring, I can usually be found with a good book, planning my next adventure or, most importantly – hanging out with my snakes, pretending to be a Bond villain. 

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