Susannah qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1982. Since qualifying she has worked in the field of learning and physical disabilities, primarily with children. She has also lectured at various institutions including the Jordanian School of Occupational Therapy. She joined Independent Living Solutions Ltd (ILS) as a case manager in 2003.
In addition to her clinical work, Susannah uses her client centred approach and communication skills to ensure she develops and maintains good working relationships with her clients and their families. She advocates strongly on behalf of her clients aiming to ensure that best interest and choice is paramount. Susannah works with clients and their families to assist in maximising the client’s full potential in all aspects of daily life.
Case management and occupational therapy for children with complex needs.
Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and some parts of Devon and Hampshire.
2003 to Present Case Manager/ Paediatric Occupational Therapist with Independent Living Solutions providing for clients aged 0-19 years with long term disabilities.
2004 to Present 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.
1985 - July 2002 During this period Susannah worked in various Middle Eastern countries in numerous settings including schools, rehabilitation centres, hospitals and community projects variously as Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Lead, Services Coordinator and Clinical Director. 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.
1984 - 1985 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.
1982 - 1984 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.
Susannah is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in a varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions covering the following areas: