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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.

Robyn

London - East, London

Robyn is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in the fields of Paediatrics and Sensory Integration. She works in London (specifically Bow, Mile End, Stratford, Bethnal Green area). She enjoys working with those who have Autism or Learning Difficulties, to impact Daily Living Skills & Independence, Handwriting difficulties, Fine and Gross Motor skills, and Sensory processing.

Robyn is passionate about working with children and the organisations that help to reach a child’s maximum potential, and is experienced working in SEN schools and home settings. Robyn believes in school-based therapy/support and Self-care.

Robyn continues to develop her professional practice through regular postgraduate training to ensure that she is up to date with current research and clinical methods.

Robyn is a dynamic and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist from South Africa, who feels that her diverse background fuels her passion for working with children and young people who have Learning Disabilities, ASC and SEMH needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London , London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Sensory Attachment Therapy

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Sensory attachment intervention, Learning disability

Marie

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Marie is an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist visiting clients across the Midlands including Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, and Oxfordshire. Specialising in neurological conditions, Marie has worked with clients with a range of conditions such as cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, acquired brain injury, learning disability, and complex needs.

Marie has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist in both the NHS and the private sector. Marie is used to multi-disciplinary working and works well supporting families, carers, and therapy support staff to implement treatment and rehabilitation programmes. Marie is a trained Bobath Therapist and has experience of working with children with complex therapy and equipment needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

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

Chia-Chien

London - South, Surrey

Chia qualified as an occupational therapist in 2009 in Taiwan and has specialised in the field of neurology, working with adults and children who have sustained traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, progressive neurological conditions, acquired brain injuries (including stroke). She has recently also been working with young adults with profound and multiple learning disability and neurodivergent conditions.

Chia is interested in cognitive rehabilitation and upper limb rehabilitation offering a wide array of assessments, including posture and seating, physical, sensory, cognitive, and functional evaluations, as well as assistive technology assessments. Her expertise encompasses a wide spectrum of assessments, from risk and seating evaluations to specialised measures such as SADI, OGQ, ARMA, and others. She conducts comprehensive PDOC assessments using WHIM/CRS-R, guiding sensory stimulation programs and providing educational support to families and junior staff.

Chia has developed her expertise while working overseas, within the NHS, in educational settings and in the independent health-care sector as an occupational therapist.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Surrey, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting, Sensory attachment intervention, Learning disability, TBI

Sally-Ann

Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire bases OT Sally-Ann specialises in paediatrics and sensory integration, and has a wealth of experience supporting children with complex needs across a range of conditions, including ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Anxiety, Down's syndrome and Cerebral Palsy

Sally-Ann is a specialist in fatigue management, routine planning, daily living skills, fine and gross motor skills, behaviour management, handwriting and keyboard skills, visual perception, social integration, school-based therapy/support and anxiety management. Her expertise in these areas enable her to provide tailored interventions that address the specific needs of each child she works with.

Sally-Ann is particularly skilled in supporting children with sensory integration difficulties. 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.

Sally-Ann is passionate about empowering children to achieve their full potential. She is skilled in developing strategies that enable children to develop independence and confidence in these areas, improving their quality of life and overall well-being.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, 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

Ciara

Tyrone, Northern Ireland

With over 20 years of experience, Occupational Therapist Ciara specializes in pediatrics and sensory integration, serving Northern Ireland in Antrim, Armagh, Down, and Tyrone.

Ciara is dedicated to working with children and has expertise in addressing conditions such as DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder), Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, and Learning Difficulty.

Her focus is on enhancing clients' Gross Motor Skills, Balance and Coordination, Motor Planning Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Handwriting, Visual-Motor Skills, Visual Perception Skills, and Self-Care Skills to help them reach their maximum potential.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Northern Ireland, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Tyrone

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

Dani-Lee

London - South, 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 - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Sensory integration

Maire

Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Based in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Maire is a highly skilled, committed, and experienced Occupational Therapist with over a decade of experience within Paediatrics. She supports children of all ages with a variety of conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integration Difficulties, Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, and Down's Syndrome.

Throughout her career, she has worked across all areas of Paediatrics including Pre-School, Mainstream, Community and Special School allowing her to gain a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of Paediatric difficulties and diagnoses. As a result, Maire can utilise a diverse set of treatment approaches depending on the child and family needs and goals. She is a child and family-centred therapist and is passionate about helping children to reach their potential. Maire supports with the development of fine and gross motor skills, handwriting, self-care, balance, and co-ordination difficulties.

Maire has a comprehensive knowledge and skills base within the field of Paediatrics and continues to develop her clinical skills through regular post graduate training to ensure she utilises the most recent, evidence-based treatments for the children she works with.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Northern Ireland

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

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

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

Jo

London

Jo is a physiotherapist specialising in paediatric assessments and treatment. She is based in Hillingdon, visiting children in both home and school settings across London, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire. With over ten years of experience, Jo has worked in many different settings including at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Jo delivers assessments and treatment of developmental, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions with particular expertise in complex motor disorders and neurological dysfunction. She works with children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, post Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, muscular dystrophies, developmental delay, and Down Syndrome. Jo supports children and their families with gross motor skill development, splinting, and school-based therapy.

Jo is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists and undertakes regular professional development activities to ensure her clinical knowledge and practice is up-to-date.

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Profession

Physiotherapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, School Based Therapy/Support

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

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

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

Shivangi

London - South, Kent

Shivangi is a passionate Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Orpington, South-East London. Utilising her extensive experience, gained through her work within the community, Shivangi provides holistic assessments and expert interventions to children of all ages across London and Kent. She has expertise in autistic spectrum disorders, developmental coordination disorder, sensory integration, behavioural challenges, and ADHD.

Shivangi is trained in delivering evidenced based interventions such as cognitive orientation to occupational performance, zones of regulation, interception intervention, The Alert Programme, Sensory Processing (neurosciences and fundamentals), and Bobath (early assessment & intervention with babies and young children). She has also successfully completed Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (Module 2) to diagnose children with autism spectrum disorder.

Shivangi set up clear functional goals in consultation with parents/teachers, demonstrating sound clinical reasoning and involving the use of therapeutic activities and approaches which are meaningful and appropriate. She is also experienced in providing relevant training including sensory workshops, how to manage child's sensory needs at home and school, motor planning and organisational skills, and fine and gross motor skills.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

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

Naima

Bedfordshire, South East of England

Naima is a Speech and Language Therapist based in Luton, visiting children across London and the South-East of England including Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire. Naima is experienced working with children of all ages, from toddlers to young adults, with a wide range of conditions and needs. She has helped children with autism, selective mutism, stammering, social skills difficulties, language needs, and speech sound difficulties.

With expertise in paediatric development, particularly cognitive, social, behavioural, and emotional development, Naima conducts holistic assessments and develops tailored therapy programmes. Naima has worked across a range of paediatric settings, both in public and private sectors. She advocates independence through supporting children with problems solving skills, inference, and social skills. Naima also strives to work collaboratively with parents and educational staff.

Naima is highly skilled in a variety of specialist therapy programmes including Attention Autism, Interactive Storytelling, Talkabout Social Skills, and Makaton signing. She 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, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton

Elizabeth

London - South, Surrey

Elizabeth is a dedicated Pediatric Occupational Therapist with a specialization in Sensory Integration. She practices across London and Surrey.

With a wealth of experience, Elizabeth has worked with a diverse range of conditions, including Daily Living Skills, Community Access, Sensory Integration, Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Handwriting Assessment and Treatment, Visual Perception, Self-Care, Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Down's Syndrome, Neurological Conditions, Learning Difficulties, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia/Alzheimer's, Stroke, Amputations, AIDS/HIV, and Developmental Delays.

Elizabeth's commitment to the well-being of children is evident in her multifaceted approach to pediatric occupational therapy, ensuring that each child receives personalized care and support.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London , London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Ganga

Kent, South East of England

Ganga is an expert Occupational Therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for both adults and children. She visits clients across the South East of England including Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, and towns in Surrey.

Ganga has over 10 years of experience working in various settings across the NHS and private practice, in acute units and within the community. She delivers assessments and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions, providing rehabilitation and treatment. This includes anxiety management and relaxation techniques, recommendations for aids and adaptations, and developing strategies for the client so they can carry out their daily life activities.

Ganga also works with children and their families, providing an integrated therapy service. Meeting the needs of children with complex conditions, Ganga provides sensory strategies, fine motor development, and advice on specialist seating to help the child reach their maximum potential.

She is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of care to her clients and their families and will provide expert independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration

Rose

Bedfordshire

Rose has over 15 years' experience as an OT and a Masters in Public Health. Rose completes assessments for Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in client's homes and care home settings, servicing Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Northamptonshire. Rose has worked with many conditions affecting capacity including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Down's syndrome, neurological conditions, genetic conditions, brain injury, spinal injury, Cerebral Palsy, orthopaedic and trauma, Muscular Dystrophy, global developmental delay, learning difficulties, Parkinson's disease, Motor neurone disease, Multiple sclerosis, Dementia / Alzheimer's, Stroke, Amputations, Anxiety disorder, Depression, Osteoporosis, and burns cases. Rose is a caring and empathetic professional with a passion for ensuring clients can maximise their independence and feel safe doing so.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Lisa

Derby, Derbyshire

Working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years, Lisa has worked in many different settings in the NHS, Local Authorities, and in private practice. Lisa specialises in Housing & Equipment, delivering expert home functional assessments of adults and children with highly complex physical disabilities. This can be a result of illness or trauma, neurological and congenital conditions, birth injuries, and chronic pain. Lisa is located in Derbyshire and visits clients across the UK.

Lisa works holistically to identify Moving & Handling and Seating & Postural needs with the client and their family, successfully implementing solutions to enable individuals to participate in day to day activities, engage in purposeful roles, and support them to lead an independent life.

She has held a number of senior and managerial positions within the local authority setting, being responsible for occupational therapy teams and the delivery of the service.

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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, South of England, South East of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales, Derbyshire

Specialisms

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

Rachel

Shropshire, West Midlands

Rachel is a Paediatric OT based in Shrewsbury, visiting clients across the West Midlands and Wales, including Birmingham, Liverpool, and Wolverhampton. She provides specialist assessments and treatments for children and their families in both home and school settings. Rachel specialises in Sensory Integration and autism, but works with children with a wide range of conditions and needs including, Down’s syndrome, learning difficulties, ADHD, and anxiety disorders.

Throughout her career, Rachel has acquired a strong skillset to support with a child’s development. These include Makaton training, using signs and gestures alongside speech to enhance communication, and motivational interviewing. Rachel focuses on enhancing a child’s self-care skills so that they can act independently at home, this includes activities such as dressing, washing, and feeding. Rachel also works with a child to support community access and social integration, aiming to ensure that a child has all of the opportunities available to them at school and in the wider community.

Rachel is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly completes additional qualifications to enhance her knowledge and skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Powys, Wrexham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Katy

Birmingham, West Midlands

Katy is a dedicated Occupational Therapist specialising in pediatrics, sensory integration, and sensory attachment. With a focus on improving daily living skills, fine and gross motor skills, and anxiety management, Katy works with clients in the West Midlands, East Midlands, including Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry, and Derby.

Her expertise extends to working with children with conditions such as autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavioral difficulties. Katy's compassionate approach aims to support clients in overcoming challenges, promoting their well-being and enhancing their quality of life.

Through evidence-based interventions and personalized treatment plans, Katy empowers her clients to reach their full potential and achieve their goals. She is committed to providing holistic and client-centered care, ensuring that each individual's unique needs are addressed with sensitivity and understanding.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Derby

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Sensory Attachment Therapy

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Emily

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Emily is a dedicated Occupational Therapist with a specialization in pediatrics, bringing her expertise to the West and Southwest of England, particularly in Cornwall. With a wealth of experience, Emily possesses specialized skills aimed at improving the lives of her clients.

Her focus includes working collaboratively with clients to enhance various aspects such as fatigue management, daily living skills, community access, fine motor skills, balance, coordination, planning and execution, postural management, school-based therapy and support, anxiety management, and learning disability. Emily's commitment to providing holistic and personalized care makes her an invaluable resource for families seeking expert occupational therapy services.

Living in the picturesque region of Cornwall, Emily is passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and their families, ensuring they achieve their fullest potential and enjoy a meaningful and fulfilling life.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

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

Sian

Birmingham, West Midlands

With over 15 years' experience as an occupational therapist working in schools, community and forensic learning disability settings Sian is an expert sensory integration specialist OT. Located in Birmingham, Sian also covers West Midlands, Worcestershire, Wolverhampton areas. Sian is passionate about supporting equality and engagement when assessing sensory needs as well as physical, cognitive and mental health needs. Specialisms worked with in both adult and paediatric cases include ASD, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory integration difficulties, Praxis and motor coordination difficulties and Learning Disabilities, Conditions worked with: ASC, ADHD, Dyspraxia, DCD, Cerebral Palsy, Ehlers Danlos, Prada Willi, Down's Syndrome, Behavioural difficulties, PDA , ODD, OCD, Learning Disability, PMLD, SPLD, Tourettes, gross and fine motor skills, Hyper and hypo sensitivity, Personality disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, fragile X, global developmental delay, anxiety, depression, hypermobility, physical disability and ABI/TBI. Sian is creative, hard-working and committed to developing/enhancing clinical practice at every level to benefit clients and the care givers and institutions that support them.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Worcestershire, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Sensory attachment intervention, Learning disability

Katie

West Yorkshire, North West England

Katie is an expert Occupational Therapist with over a decade of experience in both NHS and private sector roles. She predominantly supports children and adults with learning disabilities, autism, and sensory processing difficulties. Katie is based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and visits clients across the North-West of England including Manchester, Bradford, Huddersfield, and Leeds.

Using a person-centred approach, Katie is passionate about helping people to identify and overcome barriers; working together to recognise and reach their full potential in activities and occupations meaningful to them. Katie supports clients with a wide range of needs including behavioural difficulties, fine and gross motor skills, planning and execution skills, and self-care.

Katie has worked in various settings and undertaken several post-graduate courses to develop her practice and performance as an Occupational Therapist. She has completed Sensory Integration Levels 1-4 and is currently in the final year of her MSc in Sensory Integration.

Alongside her normal work, Katie has also volunteered in Mexico for children with cerebral palsy through a charity called MeDiCT. She is now a trustee of this charity and continues to liaise and support the team.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Salford

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

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

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

Katy

Durham, North East England

Katy has worked as an OT for over 15 years, attaining an invaluable breadth of knowledge and skill to assist children with a variety of needs. Katy works with children and their families across North East England, including Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland. She has extensive experience with both the physical and sensory needs of a child, providing bespoke and creative treatment plans.

Katy has worked with many different physical disabilities, conditions such as cerebral palsy, and acquired brain injury. In particular, she works on the development of fine and gross motor skills, helping a child to build up the strength, balance, and coordination to perform activities and maintain independence.

Alongside rehabilitation, Katy will also advise on home adaptations and equipment required to meet the child’s functional needs. For example, this could include a specialist chair or bed to assist with posture and comfort. Katy is an expert in this field, undertaking specialist training in the Chailey Approach to Postural Management.

Katy is dedicated to her continual professional development, regularly attending conferences and lectures to keep up-to-date with the most innovative research. She has completed additional qualifications in Sensory Integration and The Listening Programme, which is music-based therapy to help with mental, physical, and emotional health. Katy has also organised and delivered a range of training programmes for parents, carers, other healthcare professionals, and education staff on topics including handwriting difficulties, sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills.

Katy is a professional member of the Independent Practice section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Cleveland, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Chailey Postural Management, The Listening Programme

Specialist skills

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

Nikki

Renfrewshire, Scotland

Based to the west of Glasgow in Renfrewshire, Nikki delivers expert care to clients across Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, and East Dunbartonshire. Nikki has been an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years, working for most of her career in the field of Paediatrics. She started out in acute settings but for the past 20 years has worked in a variety of community settings within Lanarkshire and Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Throughout her time working in Paediatrics, Nikki has gained the skills to work with a wide range of children and young people, whether at home or school/nursery. She has developed expertise on a wide range of conditions including global developmental delay, acquired brain injuries, neurological conditions, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, hypermobility, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. She supports and offers the appropriate assessment, treatment, and intervention at the right time to help them participate and function in their day-to-day activities.

With over two decades of experience in Occupational Therapy, Nikki offers a wealth of knowledge and skill to her private clients. She has a passion for working with children and their families, to provide functional and meaningful client-centred interventions. Nikki also enjoys supporting and mentoring Occupational Therapy students and junior members of staff, sharing her specialist clinical reasoning skills and knowledge in this field.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Glasgow (City of), North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

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

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