A- A A+

Find a Therapist

Darryn Leslie - MSc OT, BOccTh (Hons)

Darryn is a personable and highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist, with over 20 years’ extensive experience providing therapy for children and young people with a range of diagnoses, complex neurological disabilities (including CP) and developmental disorders.

Highlighted Areas of Experience/Specialism

Postgraduate training in a range of therapeutic methods including Sensory Integration and Neurodevelopmental Techniques, ensures that the best possible strategy for each child can be chosen to deliver child and family focused therapy, with the emphases being on improved occupational performance.

Special interests include:

  • Sleep
  • Play
  • Improvement in school-related tasks (attention, problem-solving, handwriting)
  • Parental skills in managing their child’s challenging behaviour

Professional Memberships

  • The Health and Care Professions Council (OT30850)
  • British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • COTSS – Children, Young People and Families
  • Sensory Integration Network UK

Career to Date

Advanced Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist – at a specialist centre for children aged 0 – 5 years with cerebral palsy or similar neurological conditions (Surrey).

Private Practice in Paediatrics - With children and young people who have a range of difficulties and diagnoses including Autism, Developmental Coordination disorder, Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing difficulties. Training for parents at local Sure Start Centre and mentoring with OT colleagues.

Senior Occupational Therapist, Paediatrics in London (NHS). Lead therapist for primary aged children with complex needs and developmental disorders and the senior OT at a special school for children with Cerebral Palsy. Also provided training and advice clinics to parents and school staff.

Senior Occupational Therapist, Learning Disabilities Team, Twickenham and surrounding area (NHS). OT for adults and young adults (transition from Children to Adults Services) with a range of learning disabilities and complex needs.

Early professional experience in South Africa in paediatrics and neurology.

Go Back