Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire
Amanda qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1984 from Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy, Oxford.
Amanda has over twenty years experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in multi-disciplinary teams in non-maintained residential special schools.
2010 to Present
Case Manager/Occupational Therapist with ILS.
October 2007 to March 2011
Employed by Action For Children as an Occupational Therapist, with special responsibility for wheelchairs and seating, at Penhurst School, Chipping Norton. Students at Penhurst have severe to profound learning difficulties and severe physical disabilities.
January 1991 – July 2008
Employed by the Treloar Trust as an Occupational Therapist at Treloar’s School in Alton, Hampshire. Students at Treloar’s had a range of physical and cognitive abilities. Amanda’s work involved the assessment of students in all areas of life including; personal care, educational access, seating and mobility, leisure, domestic and community skills. It also involved the prescription of appropriate equipment and training in specific skills to increase independence. Amanda worked closely with carers, therapists of other disciplines, teachers, learning support assistants and rehabilitation engineers. She supervised other staff within the Occupational Therapy team.
October 1988 – December 1990
Employed by Hampshire Social Services as a Community Occupational Therapist. Assessed the needs of disabled people of all ages within a given geographical area covered by the Alton office. Recommended equipment, techniques of working and adaptations. Procured equipment and grants for adaptations and offered support to disabled people and their families.
September 1985 – October 1988
Worked as a Unit Leader within a care team at Lord Mayor Treloar School. Responsible for co-ordinating the care of nine disabled boys aged 12 to 16 and liaising with therapy and medical staff to ensure therapy and medical needs were met within day-to-day care routines as appropriate.
- Registered with the Health Professions Council
- Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
- Member of the Posture and Mobility Group.
Areas of Work
Occupational therapy with children and adolescents with a wide range of cognitive and physical abilities and a variety of medical conditions.
Geographical Areas Covered
Approximately 2 hours travelling distance of Stratford Upon Avon.
- Case Management
- Immediate Needs Assessments
- Rehabilitation Solutions
- Occupational Therapy For Adults
- Occupational Therapy For Children
- Adult Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services
- Moving and Handling
- Posture and Seating
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Recruitment and Employment Services
“Without ILS I would have had difficulty arranging my house adaptions, the move to my new property and co-ordinating the agencies. The support has been very helpful and I couldn’t have managed without it.”
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