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Warrington Children’s Occupational Therapy – About our service

About our serviceOccupational 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

Katie Watts

  • Favourite dinosaur – Diplodocus
  • When I was little, I wanted to be an – Air hostess

 

Maeve O’Sullivan – Senior Occupational Therapist

Maeve O’Sullivan

  • Favourite dinosaur: Brontosaurus
  • Favourite food: Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Favourite calming activity: Painting my nails


Heather Gibson – Senior Occupational Therapist

Heather Gibson

  • 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

Kirsty Hughes

  • I like watching rugby league
  • I also like cheese and cake
  • My favourite childhood book was Peace at Last


Amy Dootson – Occupational Therapist

Amy Dootson

  • Favourite food: Pasta
  • Favourite superhero: Wonder woman
  • My favourite place to go on holiday is the seaside


Hilary Kay – Senior Occupational Therapist

Hilary Kay

  • 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

Rebecca Richardson

  • Favourite colour: Blue
  • Favourite character: Winnie the Pooh
  • Favourite Disney princess: Rapunzel

 

Megan Wain – Occupational Therapy Assistant

Megan Wain

 

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

Julia Roberts

  • Favourite colour – purple
  • Favourite food –  lasagne
  • Favourite hero – Elastigirl

Advice line

Do you have questions about your child’s ability to carry out their daily activities and functional tasks?

Are you looking for help or advice?

The role of an occupational therapist is to provide advice and strategies to support children who are having difficulty participating in their everyday activities.

If you have questions similar to those listed above, call the Warrington Children’s Occupational Therapy Service for support and advice!

The service is available for children up to the age of 16 years (up to 19 years if in a specialist educational setting).

Available Wednesday mornings 9am to 11am on 01925 946097.

View our service advice line poster for more information.

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