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Susannah Barnes - Dip COT

Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist, Susannah has worked in the field of learning and physical disabilities, primarily with children with complex needs in a variety of settings.

Highlighted Areas of Experience/Specialism

  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy – Exeter
  • Occupational Therapy for children 0 to 18 years with a variety of difficulties including emotional, behavioural, perceptual, sensory, learning and physical.
  • Case Manager and Occupational Therapist for children with complex needs.

Professional Membership

  • Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC OT1151)
  • British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • COTSS- Independent Practice
  • COTSS - Children, Young People & Families
  • The National Handwriting Association
  • Sensory Integration Network-UK

Career to Date

Case Manager/ Paediatric Occupational Therapist with Independent Living Solutions providing for clients aged 0-19 years with long term disabilities.

Paediatric Occupational Therapist in Independent Practice working with children and young people (0-24 years) with disabilities and their families. Services include assessments, one to one group sessions, training of other therapists, teachers and parents and working with schools.

Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Lead, Services Coordinator and Clinical Director. Various Middle Eastern countries in numerous settings including schools, rehabilitation centres, hospitals and community projects. This work involved input into services for children 0 to 18 years with a variety of difficulties including emotional, behavioural, perceptual, sensory, learning and physical.

Social Services Occupational Therapist providing assessment of future care and housing needs of learning disabled children and adults at the time living in large institutions; also included carer training and housing adaptation advice.

Occupational Therapist at a hospital for people with a learning disability. Work included self-help training, therapeutic activity such as horticulture, drama, art and sheltered work.

 

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