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Christina White - BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Christina specialized in Paediatrics in 2009 and works with adults/children aged 0-19. She has extensive experience of children with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, complex physical disabilities, autism and profound and multiple learning disabilities. Christina is trained in Sensory Integration and Bobath.

Highlighted Areas of Experience

  • Christina qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2003 and has worked in a variety of clinical settings over the last twelve years.
  • Christina has worked with children in a variety of settings including mainstream and special schools, nurseries, child development centres and children’s homes.
  • Christina is highly skilled in prescribing equipment including specialist seating, sleep systems, bath and toilet equipment and moving and handling equipment.
  • Christina is able to use both standardised and non-standardised assessments to identify a child’s functional abilities and areas of difficulty. Christina is passionate about working together with children to help them engage with their daily tasks as meaningfully and independently as possible and is able to set specific goals with a child and their family to help achieve this.
  • Christina is able to work together with orthotists to assess for provision of Lycra gloves
  • Christina is able to provide training to carers and therapists

Location

Based in Essex and available to work across South East England including London. Available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends to suit the needs to the client and their family.

Professional Information

Occupational Therapy BSc (HONS) 2:1 University of Southampton
Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
Member of the Health and Care Professions Council
Member of the Children, Young People and Families Specialist Section
Member of the Independent Practice Specialist Section

Career to Date

Independent Paediatric Occupational Therapist. Christina provides detailed Occupational Therapy assessment reports and intervention programmes for children with neurological and developmental conditions.

Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Provide. Christina worked with infants, school age children and young adults with complex physical difficulties across home and school settings to carry out assessments and provide equipment and treatment programs.

Occupational Therapist and Team Lead, Barking and Dagenham PCT. Christina managed the Rapid Response Service, treating adult patients at home to prevent hospital admissions.

Occupational Therapist, Mid Essex NHS Trust. Christina worked in an acute hospital setting providing assessment and treatment for patients across the medical, renal and elderly care wards.

Occupational Therapist, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital. Christina worked in Accident and Emergency as part of the therapy assessment team to discharge plan for patients who were medically fit but unable to be discharged due to functional difficulties.

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