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Kirstie Want - BSc Hons

Kirstie is an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist who has specialised in work with children who have neurological conditions since 1997.

Highlighted Areas of Experience / Specialism

  • Kirstie is a State Registered Occupational Therapist who qualified in 1994 from St. Loye’s School of Occupational Therapy, Exeter with a BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy.
  • Specialising in neurological conditions, taking into account the child’s development, environment (home, pre-school setting) and neurological state.
  • Assessing functional abilities, hands on treatment, assessing for equipment and adaptations.
  • Working in a variety of environments including family home, mainstream and special needs nurseries and schools.

Professional Membership

Registered with Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)
Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
Member of College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections – Children, Young People and Families.
Member of British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists (BABTT)
Member of British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM)
Member of Case Management Society UK (CMSUK)

Career to Date

Case Manager/Occupational Therapist Independent Living Solutions.

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Paediatric Occupational Therapist (including paediatric rehab manager for 3 years and clinical specialist) based in child development centre. Key clinical responsibilities include working with children and their families with a variety of disabilities and developmental conditions. Specialising in neurological conditions, taking into account the child’s development, environment (home, pre-school setting) and neurological state. Assessing functional abilities, hands on treatment, assessing for equipment and adaptations. Working in a variety of environments including family home, mainstream and special needs nurseries and schools. Key management responsibilities include leading the occupational therapy service for children under the age of 5 years, which include service development, promotion planning, staff management, professional support and service promotion.

Junior Occupational Therapist within an acute hospital. Work including safe discharge planning and activities of daily living assessments and retraining.

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