Claire qualified in 2003 with a 2.1 in Occupational Therapy (OT) (BSc Hons) from Brunel University, London. She has worked as an Occupational Therapist for the NHS and my private practice. The majority of Claire’s clinical experience has been with children and adults with complex needs.
Claire’s caseloads have included, amongst other diagnoses, autistic spectrum disorders, developmental coordination disorder and attention deficit disorder.
Since completing her Sensory Integration training, Claire has been working for her own limited company with children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy and developmental coordination disorder, assessments and therapy using the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).
Philippa Feltham-White is an experienced Occupational Therapist, having qualified at St Loye’s College in Exeter in 1988. She is registered with the Health Care Professions Council and the Specialist Neurological Section of the College of Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a variety of locations including England and Scotland, Germany, South Africa, as well as in a voluntary capacity in Romania. She has worked within the NHS, private independent, and charitable sectors.
Anita Laidlaw is a qualified Occupational Therapist with 30 years’ experience. Anita is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT). Anita is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapy special interest groups for Independent Practice and Children, Young People and Families.
Anita has undertaken assessments and reports for educational tribunals. She has also had experience in undertaking OT assessments and subsequently preparing reports for solicitors following accidents with respect to complex rehabilitation needs and for employers following accidents at work. During her career Anita has been a proactive member of regional and national OT committees. She has written articles for journals, taught on courses and presented at regional and national conferences. In addition to her independent work Anita also undertakes case management work.
Toby is an independent consultant social worker with over 27 years’ of experience working with children and adults in the field of disability. He has substantial experience of a wide range of presenting needs.
Toby has gained a thorough understanding of assessing the needs of children who were deemed either in need, or at risk, in his statutory and private roles. As a team manager and chairperson for children in need and child protection meetings, he reviewed support packages for vulnerable children in the local authority.
Hilary Whitworth is an experienced Occupational Therapist who qualified in 2002. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).
Hilary has a vast amount of experience and expertise of working with adults and children with a wide range of complex disabilities including: brain injury; spinal injury; cerebral palsy; orthopaedic injuries; chronic pain syndrome; amputations; cancer; respiratory conditions; and cerebrovascular accident. She is particularly skilled in assessing and making recommendations for the provision of specialist equipment and housing adaptations. Hilary has also been instrumental in advising on the care requirements to support people with complex physical, cognitive and social needs ranging from domiciliary type packages up to 24 hour support.
Hilary accepts instructions relating to both adults and children.
Michelle Whitton has been practising as a Speech and Language Therapist since 1985, graduating from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She is a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and holds certification to practice from the Health Professionals Council. Since qualifying, most of her clinical experience has been with children and adolescents with special needs as well as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
Paul Doyle has been engaged in the field of Assistive Technology since 1995 in a variety of operational and strategic roles. He currently manages the Access Centre at Hereward College. As part of a multi-disciplinary team he has participated in the assessment for and the provision of assistive technologies as diverse as communication aids (AAC) aids and powered wheelchairs to alternative access to ICT and environmental control systems and latterly a variety of robotic assistive technologies.
Penny Wright qualified as a paediatric nurse at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital in 1972, and then went on to do her general nurse training at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford qualifying in 1974.
Mrs Wright also has a Diploma in Obstetric Nursing and a Diploma in Asthma Care. She has been trained as a trainer of First Aid by the Red Cross. She has an interest in sports injuries and has attended many courses.
Sarah is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience working in the field of disability. She has extensive experience of working with adults and children with a wide range of complex disabilities.
Sarah has specific experience and interest in:
Visual and sensory impairment
Kate Tebbett is a state registered physiotherapist with a Bachelor of Science honours degree from the University of the West of England. She is Bobath trained and is Lead Physiotherapist for a Scope college working with young people (19- 25years) with complex neurodisability.