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Emily Thomas - Bsc Hons OT

Highlighted Areas of Experience/Specialism

  • Client centered approach to functional goal attainment
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Qualified in Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills (AMPS)

Professional Information

Oxford Brookes University - BSc Hons Occupational Therapy 2:1

Professional Membership

Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
Active member of the special interest group for OTs in Neurological Practice (SSNP)
Professional link person to Headway in West Sussex

Career to Date

Specialist Brain Injury Occupational Therapist, Independent Living Solutions.
Emily provides specialist brain injury treatment and rehabilitation to a caseload of adults and young adults with acquired brain injury. She assesses people’s ability following an injury or illness and enables them to put plans in to action to overcome their difficulties and lead more fulfilling lives. She has a special interest in vocational rehabilitation and community reintegration. Emily works within many multidisciplinary teams and is an excellent communicator.

Senior Occupational Therapist, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, West Sussex
in a charity run residential rehabilitation unit for adults with acquired brain injury. Established a successful vocational rehabilitation service, including treatment of Ministry of Defence Personnel.

Occupational Therapist, Queen Elizabeth Foundation, National Specialist College, Surrey
Supporting young adults with acquired brain injury living at the residential college to regain independent living skills.

Senior to Lead Neuro Occupational Therapist, Unsted Park Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre, Surrey. Responsible for managing an Occupational Therapy department. Set up a 5 bed Transitional Living Unit for adults with acquired brain injury, Priory Team of the Year finalist in 2006.

Senior II Neuro Occupational Therapist, Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, Putney
Treating clients with acquired brain injury in long-stay and rehabilitation units. Augmentive & assistive communication devices and environmental control systems. Trained and gained experience in assessment of levels of consciousness (Sensory Modality and Rehabilitation Technique). Specialist seating (including foam carve and matrix) and splinting clinics.

Occupational Therapist Experience in elderly care, mental health day treatment, orthopaedics and Social Services.

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