Occupational Therapists can help babies, infants and young people grow, learn, have fun, socialise, and play so they can develop, thrive, and reach their full potential. (Royal College of Occupational Therapists, 2018).
The Community Children’s Occupational Therapy team sees children and young people who have difficulty joining in with the activities they need and want to do every day.
We call these activities ‘occupations.’
Occupations can include:
- Self-care tasks (e.g. dressing, bathing, using cutlery)
- Education (e.g. handwriting, scissor skills, organising work)
- Play and leisure (e.g. hobbies and sports)
An Occupational Therapist may suggest alternative ways of doing things; provide advice on learning new approaches and techniques or making changes to the environment i.e. through using equipment or adaptations.
Meet the team
Our service is made up of a team of qualified Occupational Therapists, Therapy Assistants and Administration Officers.
Staff have experience in a range of specialist areas of interest, meaning we can offer support to children and young people with a variety of different needs.
All our staff have an Enhanced DBS with clearance to work with children and vulnerable people and our Occupational Therapists are registered with The Health and Care Professional Council.
Katie Watts – Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist
- Favourite dinosaur – Diplodocus
- When I was little, I wanted to be an – Air hostess
Maeve O’Sullivan – Senior Occupational Therapist
- Favourite dinosaur: Brontosaurus
- Favourite food: Spaghetti Bolognese
- Favourite calming activity: Painting my nails
Heather Gibson – Senior Occupational Therapist
- My favourite book is Zog and the Flying Doctors.
- I like to eat cheese.
- I find jumping the most fun and a good way to use energy.
Kirsty Hughes – Senior Occupational Therapist
- I like watching rugby league
- I also like cheese and cake
- My favourite childhood book was Peace at Last
Hilary Kay – Senior Occupational Therapist
- Favourite children’s book: ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (or if already taken then ‘The Brave Little Train’
- Favourite Dinosaur: Diplodocus
- Job I wanted to do: Helicopter pilot
Rebecca Richardson – Occupational Therapist
- Favourite colour: Blue
- Favourite character: Winnie the Pooh
- Favourite Disney princess: Rapunzel
Megan Wain – Occupational Therapy Assistant
Honor Sakakli – Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Favourite colour – Orange
- When I was little I wanted to be – an ice skater
- Favourite Character – Peter Rabbit
Julia Roberts – Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Favourite colour – purple
- Favourite food – lasagne
- Favourite hero – Elastigirl
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