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The OT Practice Kids

Our passion is to see children fulfil their potential by helping them overcome some of the challenges associated with growing up.

Why OT Practice Kids?

As demand from parents and professionals looking for us to support children increased, we realised they needed a dedicated team to look after them. So we combined our experience, knowledge and skills in working with children into a dedicated service - OT Practice Kids.

OT Practice Kids brings together a team of specialists who fully understand the needs of both children and parents. The team is managed by a leading paediatric occupational therapist providing expert oversight and office based support.

We aim to make children and those who support them, independent of us, not dependent upon our services. To achieve this we believe the best place to see a child is in their own environment. Therefore, OT Practice Kids therapists travel to see a child at home or school rather than operating a clinic setting.

We help solve common challenges children face

Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Gross motor skills

Difficulties with gross motor skills cause clumsy or uncoordinated movement, leading to problems with tasks such as dressing, running or riding a bike

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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Learn about our paediatric service

The OT Practice Kids team

We have a dedicated office-based client management team and a nationwide team of expert paediatric occupational therapists.

Shannon

Paediatric Client Services Manager

Shannon is a client coordinator for OT Practice Kids, supporting the therapy team, predominantly for our LEA clients and clients requiring EHCP assessments.

Sam

Paediatric Lead OT

Sam is a experienced paediatric OT who work closely with the office based team and OTs to provide expert clinical leadership and advice within The OT Practice Kids team.

Shannon

Paediatric Client Services Manager

Shannon is a client coordinator for OT Practice Kids, supporting the therapy team, predominantly for our LEA clients and clients requiring EHCP assessments.

Sam

Paediatric Lead OT

Sam is a experienced paediatric OT who work closely with the office based team and OTs to provide expert clinical leadership and advice within The OT Practice Kids team.

Lucy

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Based in Cambridgeshire, Lucy provides independent Occupational Therapy assessments to clients in the areas of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough, and St. Ives, as well as Norfolk and Suffolk. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, Housing & Equipment, and Seating & Postural Management.

Lucy has over 20 years of experience, working with clients with a range of physical, learning, and mental health needs. She provides assessments and intervention to clients to maximise their independence, develop new skills, and build on new coping strategies to support them in their everyday life. Lucy uses the Assessment of Motor Process skills (AMPS) to guide her interventions.

Visiting clients at home, Lucy provides interventions that are based on the client's functional goals. This includes providing expert advice on specialist equipment and seating that would increase the client's independence in their own environment. Lucy is also able to deliver accredited postural care training to families and carers.

Lucy can also deliver Vocational Rehabilitation, providing support to clients who wish to return to work/find work and have physical, cognitive, and/or mental health challenges. She supports the client’s transition to a work environment, carrying out work place assessments to view the suitability of the environment and make any recommendations about adaptations that may be needed to support the person to succeed.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration

Victoria

Durham, North East England

Victoria is a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist from Chester-Le-Street in Durham. She supports children aged 0-18 years presenting with developmental, neurological and sensory processing difficulties. She works in both home and school environments across the North East of England including Newcastle and Sunderland.

With over 15 years of experience, Victoria has a vast knowledge and skill-set relating to different disabilities and conditions including autistic spectrum disorders, down's syndrome, developmental coordination disorder, cerebral palsy, ADHD, and developmental delay. She provides highly specialist assessments using a variety of standardised, non-standardised and observational assessments, depending on the individual needs of the child.

Victoria utilises both in-person and virtual therapy sessions, focusing on the areas that matter the most to the client such as fine and gross motor skills, balance and coordination, and self-care tasks. Victoria consistently demonstrates advanced clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of evidence-based practice within her goal setting and intervention planning. She also has extensive experience of completing EHCP assessments and reports.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support

Lone

Essex, East Anglia

Lone is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist who treats children at home, in nursery, and at school. She is based in Hertfordshire, travelling to the areas of in Essex and North London visiting children and their families. She is qualified in both Bobath and Chailey approaches, as well as being trained in advanced Sensory Integration techniques and using the CO-OP approach.

With over 25 years’ experience, Lone has spent her career working in UK statutory services, in schools and also independently in private practice. Lone works with children with a variety of clinical needs assessing functional, sensory, or motor difficulties. She has experience helping children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, and mild to profound learning difficulties. This includes supporting children with postural needs, prescribing the right equipment and offering advice to ensure safe use.

Lone aims to enhance a child's independence and functional ability and will include family, carers, or teachers when creating a personalised treatment plan. To ensure the care she is providing to families is of the highest standard, Lone maintains professional development through her membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Children, Young People & Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Essex, Suffolk, London - Central, London - North, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH, Train the trainer, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting

Dani-Lee

London - West, Surrey

"Based in Guildford and close to London, Dani-Lee has over 10 years of paediatrics and sensory integration experience with 8 years in private practice. As a Senior Occupational Therapist and Clinical Lead, Dani-Lee conducts assessments for children with a variety of needs both in the home and in schools, including EHCPA school assessments and has worked with various paediatric occupational therapy areas of focus including children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity (ADHD); Sensory Processing Difficulties Learning Difficulties, Down Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, and various other developmental delays. She is trained in Sensory Integration, SOS Feeding therapy, DIR Floortime and Therapeutic listening. Dani-Lee also has a special interest in sensory processing, play and feeding strategies. Dani-Lee began her career in South Africa working in Mental Health Acute Settings, Paediatrics, and Adult Acute Neurological treatment settings. In paediatrics, Dani-Lee worked in neurology (CP, Hydrocephalus, HIE), Juvenile Arthritis clinic including splinting, hand function clinics, burns unit, neonatal follow-up clinics as well as paediatric wards with a range of diagnoses (including Trisomy 21, CP, Hydrocephalus, HIE ages preterm- 9 years. Continuing this path, Dani-Lee worked with multidisciplinary school teams delivering direct sensory integration and neurodevelopmental therapy as well as educating hospital staff and families to support the pre-term infants. She became certified for Infant Massage (IAIM) and ran local groups for parents and babies. "

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Surrey, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Sensory integration

Stephanie

Nottinghamshire, East Midlands

Stephanie, an accomplished Occupational Therapist residing in Nottinghamshire, serving regions across the North West, East of England, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, West and East Midlands, West and South West of England, East Anglia, London, and Wales. With expertise in paediatrics, housing and equipment, seating and postural management, moving and handling, and complex paediatrics, Stephanie holds a distinct qualification in sensory integration. Her specialised skills encompass pain management, sensory integration, gross and fine motor skills, and learning disabilities. Stephanie's holistic approach and dedication ensure comprehensive support, tailored to individual needs, fostering well-being and optimal development. Stephanie provides expert guidance in enhancing lives through occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, East Anglia, London, Wales

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Pain management, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Social integration, Learning disability

Amanda

Hampshire, South of England

Amanda is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist located just outside of Basingstoke and covers a client base across Berkshire, Hampshire, and Surrey. She has always been passionate about working with children, young people, and their families and immediately specialised in the field of Paediatrics. Now with over 15 years of experience, Amanda has remained dedicated to this field and has developed an exceptional knowledge and skill set on a wide variety of conditions and needs.

Her areas of expertise draw on her experience supporting children with autistic spectrum disorder, sensory integration difficulties, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and Down's syndrome. Amanda has worked predominantly in the community, schools, nurseries, and homes, assessing and working with individuals aged 2-19 years with OT needs.

Amanda supports child and their families with a broad range of needs including behavioural difficulties, gross and fine motor skills, dexterity and hand writing difficulties, visual perception skills, balance and co-ordination, planning and execution of activities, and self-care tasks such as dressing and feeding.

Amanda enjoys learning and is currently working towards her post graduate Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner status.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Amy

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Specialising in paediatrics and sensory integration, Amy, an Occupational Therapist, possesses advanced skills in daily living skills, fine and gross motor skills, handwriting assessments and treatments, visual perception, coordination, and planning and execution. Operating in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, including Sheffield, Amy has extensive experience working with diverse conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Sensory Integration difficulties, and social, emotional, and mental difficulties. Committed to providing the highest level of care, Amy is passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Sheffield

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution

Julie

London - West, Berkshire

Julie, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in functional rehabilitation, neurology, complex paediatrics, and handwriting assessments and treatments. Serving in Berkshire and West London, Julie brings a wealth of experience to her practice.

With expertise spanning functional rehabilitation, neurology, and complex paediatrics, Julie has worked extensively with conditions such as stroke, head injury, cerebral palsy, and elderly care, covering activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Her proficiency extends to stroke rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, orthopaedic (hip/knee replacement rehab), as well as wheelchair and posture/seating assessments. Julie's comprehensive experience allows her to provide tailored and culturally sensitive occupational therapy services, addressing a wide range of needs in Berkshire and West London.

Fluent in Afrikaans, she enhances her ability to connect with a diverse clientele. Julie qualified in 1992, reflecting a deep and enduring commitment to the field of occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Berkshire, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Handwriting assessment & treatment

Rachel

Hampshire, South of England

Rachel, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in paediatrics and handwriting assessments and treatments. Residing in Hampshire, she extends her services to the South of England. Rachel's enthusiasm for working with children is evident in her dedicated approach to creating specialist intervention programmes aimed at meeting each child's goals. She is committed to progressing and adapting programmes as needed to achieve the expected outcomes. Rachel brings experience in working with various conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Hypermobility/Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Her passion for supporting children's development underscores her commitment to delivering effective and tailored occupational therapy services.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Handwriting assessment & treatment

Dawn

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Dawn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist based in Truro, Cornwall. She supports both adult and paediatric clients, covering key areas such as Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth, and Newquay. Dawn provides Functional Rehabilitation for clients with a wide range of conditions and injuries, helping them with daily living skills to promote independence.

Dawn has previously worked in Adult Community Mental Health Team, Inpatient Acute Assessment and Discharge, and Inpatient Palliative Care. She draws on her extensive experience working with adults to support clients with self-care tasks, mental health challenges, and to provide suitable equipment to support safety and mobility in the home.

Working with children, Dawn provides expert assessments and interventions in schools, nurseries, and their home environment. She has experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Children's Community Therapy, special needs schools, mainstream schools and the community. Dawn utilises the skills she has acquired in her career so far to deliver specialist interventions and support children to reach their full potential.

Dawn also has a particular interest in sensory processing disorders and in March 2021 completed Module 1 of her Sensory Integration training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, The Listening Programme

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation

Lynsey

Birmingham, Staffordshire

Paediatric OT Lynsey specialises in sensory integration and supports children with complex conditions, including learning disabilities, developmental coordination disorder, Autism Complex Eating Difficulties, Down's Syndrome, Behavioural Difficulties. Lynsey is a specialist in fine and gross motor skills and handwriting. Her experience and person-centred approach make her an invaluable asset to children and families in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham, and Wolverhampton.

Her expertise in these areas enables her to provide tailored interventions that address the specific needs of each child she works with. She has extensive experience working with children who struggle to process and respond to sensory input, helping them to develop the skills and strategies they need to engage more fully with the world around them. Lynsey is passionate about empowering children to achieve their full potential. She has a particular interest in helping children to develop the skills and strategies they need to succeed academically and socially.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Elana

Plymouth, Devon

Based in Devon, Elana is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She visits children and their families in the West and South West of England across a variety of settings including homes, schools, and colleges. Elana assesses and treats children with a wide range of conditions such as autism, learning difficulties, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. She supports children with clinical needs surrounding Sensory Integration, gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, and handwriting.

Elana is able to utilise her wealth of experience across community and education settings to help children achieve their occupational goals. Her main area of expertise is in Sensory Integration, having completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration Level 1,2 & 3 and currently completing research for a PhD in Sensory Processing and Occupational Therapy. Elana works collaboratively with parents, carers, and school staff to ensure they are able to utilise therapy techniques into a child or young person's daily life.

Elana gained invaluable experience from a senior role with a secure mental health service. She was responsible for managing a team and providing assessments and intervention of complex cases. This position included delivering comprehensive assessments and report writing, the coordination of services and multi-disciplinary working, which often included working with social workers and psychologists to achieve the best outcomes for service users.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Vimbai

Bedfordshire, South East of England

Based in Bedford, Vimbai has over 10 years’ experience working as Paediatric Occupational Therapist. She has acquired expertise on a range of conditions and client needs, working in both NHS and private settings. Vimbai provides holistic assessments and tailored therapy programmes for children and their families across London and the South East of England.

Vimbai works with children with a wide range of disabilities and conditions including autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, hip dysplasia, brain injury, and developmental coordination disorder. She understands the complexities of both physical and neurological conditions and the impact that this can have on a person’s life. She strives to enhance a child’s independence, working collaboratively with families, schools, and other healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the child.

Vimbai has specialist experience with paediatric seating solutions, assessing and recommending the provision of equipment to support a child’s postural needs. She can also deliver handwriting assessments and treatment for children at school or at home, helping them to develop key skills and maximise their potential.

Vimbai is committed to her ongoing professional development and is a member of the Children, Young People and Families Specialist Section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Georgia

London - North, London

Georgia is a highly skilled occupational therapist with expertise in Paediatrics, Functional rehab, Social integration, and Mental health. Based in London, Essex, and Hertfordshire, she has dedicated her career to helping individuals with a wide range of conditions, including ADHD, ASD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, psychosis, and learning disabilities. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, Georgia strives to create a supportive and inclusive environment for her clients. She is committed to promoting social integration, improving functional abilities, and enhancing mental well-being.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Essex, Hertfordshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Social integration, Learning disability, Mental Health

Charlotte

Birmingham, West Midlands

Charlotte is a dedicated Occupational Therapist specializing in Pediatrics and Sensory Integration, serving the community in Birmingham, West Midlands. Since qualifying in 2017, she has demonstrated exceptional clinical reasoning, therapeutic expertise, and care planning skills, especially when working with individuals facing complex conditions.

Her specialist skills encompass various domains, including motivational issues, community access, gross and fine motor skills, behavior management, handwriting assessments, self-care, school-based therapy, anxiety management, mental health, and learning disabilities. Charlotte is committed to providing personalized and effective interventions, ensuring the well-being and development of the individuals under her care.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability, Mental Health

Lorna

Shropshire, West Midlands

Specialising in Paediatrics, Lorna is an experienced OT based in Shropshire. She visits clients across the West Midlands including Cheshire, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and Stoke-on-Trent. Lorna has practiced in the field of paediatrics for over 15 years, supporting children with a wide range of conditions including autism, developmental delay, and learning disabilities.

Lorna works with children in both home and school settings, offering bespoke treatment programmes tailored to the child’s individual needs. She principally supports with motor and sensory difficulties including handwriting, fine and gross motor skills, self-care tasks, and behavioural management.

Although primarily focused on Paediatrics, Lorna is also experienced in Housing and Equipment and Functional Rehabilitation assessments for adults. She delivers expert advice on a range of client needs, from equipment provisions, daily living skills, return to work programmes, and motivational interviewing.

Lorna is committed to her continued professional development, undertaking a wide range of post-graduate courses in areas such as Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Sensory Integration level 1 and 2, and Cognitive Orientation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Powys, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sue

Gloucestershire, West and South West of England

With an impressive 38-year career, Sue stands as a highly experienced Occupational Therapist, specializing in pediatrics, vocational, and functional rehabilitation.

For the past 28 years, Sue has dedicated herself to pediatric care, working with children and their families across diverse regions, including the West Midlands and the South of England: Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Worcester.

Her expertise extends to a broad spectrum of conditions, such as autism, cerebral palsy, hyper-mobility, hand injuries, ADHD, fetal alcohol syndrome, trauma, learning disabilities, and difficulties. Sue's extensive experience underscores her commitment to providing comprehensive and impactful occupational therapy services.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Mamta

London - North, Middlesex

Mamta is an expert Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist with over 15 years of experience. Based in London, Mamta works with children of all ages, pre-school and school aged, across the city. She works with children with a range of communication difficulties including developmental speech and language difficulties, speech and language disorders, verbal dyspraxia and dysarthria, bilingual challenges, autism spectrum disorder, social communication, and interaction difficulties.

Mamta works with children, their families, and education staff to develop a therapy programme that is tailored and comprehensive. Mamta strives to ensure that this meets each child’s individual needs and is carried out in close association with school staff and parents to provide practical advice, ideas, and strategies to help develop new skills.

Mamta is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

London, Middlesex, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support

Camila

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Occupational Therapist Camila, dedicated and passionate, specializes in pediatrics, particularly in Cornwall. With expertise in hand therapy, neurological, developmental, and genetic conditions, Camila brings valuable experience in working with diverse cases, including acquired injuries, sensory processing difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, cerebral palsy and developmental delay. Having qualified as an OT in 2012, Camila is committed to providing professional and compassionate care to enhance the well-being of her clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting, Sensory attachment intervention, Learning disability

Zandri

London

Working as a Paediatric OT for over 10 years, Zandri specialises in Sensory Integration, visiting children at home, school, or nursery. Zandri has worked with children with a broad range of conditions such as, autism, dyspraxia, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy, learning difficulties, and more. Her assessments and flexible treatment programmes focus on identifying the child’s individual needs, frequently regarding confidence building, balance and coordination, fine and gross motor skills, and visual perception.

Zandri works with children to help them develop independence, regain and maintain the ability to play sport and activities, and confidently complete daily self-care tasks. This includes dressing, using cutlery, and writing. In a school setting, Zandri helps children with shyness and class participation, enabling them to build confidence and overcome challenges. Zandri ensures that a child’s every need is addressed and that there is appropriate support in place at home and school.

Zandri is a member of RCOT and regularly undertakes additional training in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, The Listening Programme

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, School Based Therapy/Support

Sarah

Swindon, Wiltshire

Sarah is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Swindon, she visits clients across the South-West, including Bristol, Wiltshire, and Oxfordshire. With over 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings, Sarah has acquired a breadth of knowledge and skill. She is particularly focused on Functional Rehabilitation and Seating & Postural Management for children with conditions such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, sensory difficulties, and many more.

Sarah works with children at home or in a school environment, assessing their needs relating to fine and gross motor skills, their ability to act independently and carry out activities of daily living, and sensory challenges. Sarah is used to working in a multi-disciplinary team, coordinating efforts with various professionals to ensure the child is fully support in all areas.

Sarah can offer handwriting assessments and treatment, focusing on the fine motor skills of using a pen or pencil. Sarah has also undertaken training in Makaton, a type of sign language that incorporates speech. This has proven particularly beneficial to children of all ages and with a variety of needs.

Sarah is a professional member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly undertakes additional qualifications to enhance her skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton, Learning disability

Lana

London - North, London

Lana is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist and Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner (Level 4), based in London. She works with children and young people with a range of needs to maximise their development and independence. Lana is committed to providing a client-centred and therapeutic approach, working closely with children and families on meaningful goals.

Lana has worked in varied settings for over 10 years, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience within the field of paediatrics. She supports children and their families with gross motor skills, fine motor skills, hand writing, visual perception, balance, and co-ordination. Alongside her Sensory Integration expertise, she has also completed courses on sensory modulation and an Introduction to Bobath.

Lana is passionate about treating children and educating parents and carers to maximise therapy outcomes. After completing her Master’s Degree in 2010, Lana’s research article was successfully published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support

Tamsin

London - South, London

Tamsin is a committed and ambitious Speech and Language Therapist, with over a decade of post qualifying experience in delivering high standards of care and innovative practice to young people. She specialises in social communication, emotional and behaviour difficulties, autism, and attachment difficulties. Tamsin is based in South London, near Greenwich, and visits children and their families across the city.

Tamsin has worked extensively in schools, supporting children of all ages with one-to-one therapy, group therapy, and embedded practice in various parts of the school day. Tamsin also conducts Speech and Language Therapy assessments for pupils’ annual reviews or when applying for an EHCP.

Tamsin particularly enjoys collaborating with professionals from a variety of disciplines and developing new projects and staff teams. In the latter part of her career, she has proven her ability to lead, train, and manage various teams within the establishment she was working in.

Tamsin is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and throughout her career has gained further training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 and has achieved Levels 1 and 2 in Theraplay, a dyadic child and family therapy.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Behaviour management, School Based Therapy/Support

Sam

Sam, an Occupational Therapist specializing in pediatrics, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her practice. With qualifications dating back to 1998, Samantha has continuously developed her skills and knowledge to better serve her clients.

Her extensive career has seen her work within various sectors, including the NHS, social services, education, independent practice, children's clinics, and private companies. This diverse background has equipped Sam with a broad perspective and a comprehensive understanding of pediatric occupational therapy.

Samantha has a particular focus on working with children facing various conditions, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), emotional and self-regulation challenges, sensory processing difficulties, developmental delays, genetic disorders, fatigue management, and fine and gross motor difficulties, including prewriting, handwriting, and life skills.

Known for her passion and commitment to the well-being of children, Samantha is highly skilled in the education sector, having worked in a range of both state and privately funded schools. Her dedication to professional development and continuous learning reflects her commitment to helping her clients reach their maximum potential.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Bhawna

Coventry, Warwickshire

Bhawna, a paediatric Occupational Therapist specialising in sensory integration and a certified CO-OP practitioner, assists clients with gross and fine motor skills, handwriting treatments and assessments, visual perception, and school-based therapy. Fluent in Hindi, she resides in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, offering her services in Coventry, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire. Bhawna brings over ten years of experience, having worked with diverse conditions such as ASC (Autism Spectrum condition), ADHD, and/or learning difficulties, motor skills (gross and fine), Dyspraxia, DCD (developmental coordination disorder), emotional and behavioural difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, genetic conditions, Down's Syndrome, mental health conditions (i.e., anxiety, low mood, risk of self-harm, and suicidal ideation), attachment difficulties, trauma, and abuse. Bhawna is dedicated to providing holistic occupational therapy support for paediatric clients, fostering their development and well-being.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability, Mental Health

Rachel

Shropshire, West Midlands

Rachel, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in paediatrics and sensory integration, with expertise in providing school-based therapy, behavior management, anxiety management, and mental health support. She operates across the East Midlands, residing in Shropshire and extending her services to Wales. Rachel has worked with a diverse range of conditions, including Autism Spectrum Conditions, Sensory Integration Difficulties, Behavioral Difficulties, Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills, self-care tasks, dexterity and handwriting difficulties, anxiety management, activities of daily living, and mental health conditions such as psychosis, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, attachment, and trauma. Rachel's dedicated approach aims to provide holistic and tailored occupational therapy support for paediatric clients across the specified regions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Wales

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Postgraduate cert. Vocational Rehab

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health

Deborah

Brighton, East Sussex

Deborah is a skilled Occupational Therapist residing in the South East of England. Based in London, Sussex, Kent, and Surrey, she specialises in Paediatric, Seating & Postural management, Moving & Handling, and Fine and Gross Motor skills. With a particular interest in fatigue management, daily living skills, and handwriting assessments, Deborah possesses specialist skills to aid function. She has extensive experience working with various conditions such as ADHD, ASD, Cerebral Palsy, DCD, Down's Syndrome, and Rare Chromosome and Gene Disorders.

Deborah's holistic approach, coupled with her strong communication skills, enables her to create tailored treatment plans, supporting children to flourish and achieve independence. She collaborates closely with families, educators, and healthcare professionals to create customized treatment plans that foster independence and promote skill development.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management

Andrea

South Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Andrea is a dedicated Occupational Therapist specialisng in vocational and functional rehabilitation as well as mental health. Based in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Sheffield, she provides valuable support to clients facing a range of challenges. Andrea works with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional dysregulation, distress intolerance, and autism. She enjoys working with clients who are experiencing estrangement from family, sleep difficulties, personality disorders, long-term medical conditions, and relationship difficulties. With her expertise and compassionate approach, Andrea strives to empower her clients to improve their well-being, enhance their daily functioning, and build a fulfilling life.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Sheffield

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Mental Health

Natasha

London - Central, Essex

Natasha is a highly skilled occupational therapist specialising in paediatrics and sensory integration. With a passion for helping children with Sensory processing difficulties, Autism spectrum disorders, Downs Syndrome, Developmental co-ordination Disorder, dexterity and handwriting difficulties reach their full potential. Based in both London and Essex, Natasha is dedicated to providing individualised care to children with sensory processing challenges, developmental delays, and motor coordination difficulties. Through evidence-based interventions and a family-centred approach, she creates personalised treatment plans that promote independence and enhance daily functioning. With a deep understanding of child development and a commitment to ongoing professional growth, Natasha is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Essex

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Sensory integration

Kathy

Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Based in Northern Ireland, highly skilled occupational therapist Kathy specialises in paediatric therapy. With a passion for helping children, she focuses on addressing a wide range of challenges that impact a child's development. Her expertise lie in improving sensory integration difficulties, developmental coordination disorder (DCD), behavioral difficulties, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, dexterity, handwriting difficulties, visual perception, balance and coordination, planning and execution of activities, as well as self-care tasks like dressing and feeding.

With a child-centered approach, she creates personalised treatment plans to promote optimal growth and development. Through engaging activities and evidence-based interventions, she aims to empower children to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Northern Ireland

Specialisms

Paediatrics

OT Practice Kids International

Since 2014 the OT Practice Kids team has been traveling overseas to provide assessments, treatment and training to children in their own homes or schools.

We have experience in working in the Middle East, Europe and America where we can provide therapists for short or longer term input. OT Practice Kids delivers the best of the UK paediatric occupational therapy practice to children worldwide.

To discuss our international service, please call or email.

+44 330 024 9910 | enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk