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Anita Reals

Anita is an Occupational Therapist, specialising in paediatrics since 2003 primarily with children with neuro-developmental disorders.

Highlighted Areas of Experience/Specialism

  • Anita is a HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist who qualified in 1985 from the London School of Occupational Therapy.
  • Anita has worked in community and clinical settings, with both children and adults with a wide range of disabilities.
  • Anita is a Case Manager and Occupational Therapist for children with complex needs.

Career to Date

Case Manager/Occupational Therapist with ILS.

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. Anita is trained and experienced in a range of treatment approaches including Bobath, Sensory Integration and 24 hour postural management. Additionally Anita assesses for specialist equipment in home and in school, provides manual handling guidance and advises on resources for transition into nursery or school. Independent Occupational Therapist: Anita provides professional assessments and reports to support an educational placement or adaptations to the home, as well as short term occupational therapy input to address specific difficulties i.e. handwriting issues.

Community Occupational Therapist, Working initially in 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.

Basic Grade Occupational Therapist, Anita worked for a large Health Authority in a rotational post covering a variety of clinical settings.

Professional Memberships

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
Member College of Occupational therapists Specialist Section – Children, Young People and Families
Member of BABICM (British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers)
Member of CMSUK (Case Management Society of United Kingdom)
Accredited Assessor for the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) – for evaluating hand function in children with difficulties using one of their hands.

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