Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Karen has worked as an occupational therapist in the NHS in the field of paediatrics for over 20 years. She has extensive experience of working with children of all ages with a diverse range of mild and complex difficulties including cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, developmental delay, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia and emotional and anxiety difficulties. Karen is experienced in using a variety of standardised assessments such as the; Movement ABC, Beery Visual Motor Integration, Bruininks –Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Development Test of Visual Perception, Sensory Profile and Detailed Assessment of Handwriting.
Karen is passionate about working with young people to help them overcome barriers impacting on their ability to carry out their activities of daily living. She works collaboratively with families to educate, enable and empower them to support their children to achieve their full potential and maximise their independence.
As an occupational therapist within CAMHS, Karen works with young people to reduce their anxiety, build self-esteem, improve emotional regulation, increase participation and to establish and maintain a balanced routine. Karen is able to provide Let’s Introduce Anxiety Management (LIAM) and Brief Behavioural Activation (BBA) interventions for children and young people.
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- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Sensory regulation
- Delayed developmental milestones
- Poor motor skills
- Self-care difficulties
- Poor handwriting
- Visual Perception difficulties
- Poor organisational skills
- Concentration and attention
- Initial one hour assessment and tailored practical strategies £95.00
- Return appointment (one hour) ) £75.00