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Anita Reals

Occupational Therapist

Children

  Surrey | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • Recruiting and managing care teams
  • 9 years case management experience
  • Transition management
  • Complex disabilities

Key Skills

  • Clear concise reports
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills
  • Developing rehabilitation plans to action identified recommendations
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Assessing for and resourcing assistive equipment

Profile

I have strong interpersonal and communication skills which enable me to develop good working relationships and rapport with my clients and their families. My experience in a range of treatment approaches, including Bobath, Sensory Integration and 24-hour postural management, support my case management skills.

I have extensive experience in assessing for specialist equipment in home and in school, providing manual handling guidance and advice on resources for transition into nursery or school.

Previous Clinical Experience

2010 to Present Case Manager/Occupational Therapist with ILS.

2003 to Present Advanced Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist: Anita works for an independent charity. Anita provides Occupational Therapy to children, who have a diagnosis of Neurodevelopmental delay, mostly in the form of cerebral palsy and its associated difficulties.

1987 to 2003 Community Occupational Therapist: Working initially for the London Borough of Hounslow and later for Surrey County Council, to provide equipment and adaptations for children and adults, in their own homes. Anita has had extensive training in the field of major adaptations and experience of liaising with architects, manufacturers and funding authorities.

1985 to 1987 Basic Grade Occupational Therapist: Anita worked for a large Health Authority in a Rotational post covering a variety of clinical settings.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Children, Young People and Families. (RCOT SS)
  • Accredited Assessor for the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA)

Maintaining Excellence

Anita is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd covering the following areas:

  • Litigation training
  • Recruiting, employing and managing support workers
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice

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