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Amanda Beesley -

Amanda has over twenty years’ experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in multidisciplinary teams in non-maintained residential special schools.

Highlighted Areas of Experience/Specialism

  • Amanda qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1984 from Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy, Oxford.
  • Amanda has extensive experience as an Occupational Therapist with children and adolescents with a range of cognitive and physical abilities.
  • Member of Treating OT for Children and Young People Team

Professional Membership

Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council
Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
Member of the Posture and Mobility Group

Career to Date

Case Manager/Occupational Therapist with ILS.

Occupational Therapist, Employed by Action for Children with a special responsibility for wheelchairs and seating at Penhurst School, Chipping Norton. Students at Penhurst had severe to profound learning difficulties and severe physical disabilities.

Occupational Therapist Employed by the Treloar Trust 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.

Community Occupational Therapist. Employed by Hampshire Social Services. 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.

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.

 

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