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Monica Silva

Monica has extensive experience in the specialist assessment and rehabilitation of children from birth to 18 years with complex needs, including acquired brain injury, long-term ventilation, stroke and cerebral palsy. She has a special interest in neurorehabilitation in young children, using modified-constraint induced therapy and bimanual therapy.

Highlighted Areas of Experience and Specialism

  • Neurorehabilitation, including innovative techniques.
  • Assessment, prescription and provision of specialist equipment including seating and splinting.
  • Writing clear, comprehensive reports and recommendations.
  • Certified in various paediatric standardised assessments and specialist interventions.
  • Liaising with multi-disciplinary team members to advocate and coordinate rehabilitation programmes.
  • Using best evidence-based practice and research.

Professional Information

  • Monica achieved a MSc in Neurorehabilitation degree with Merit from Brunel University in 2013 and qualified in 2007 from Escola Superior de Saude do Alcoitao (Portugal) with a Degree in Occupational Therapy (equivalent to a BSc Hons)
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Member of BAOT
  • Member of CYPF
  • Member of EACD

Geographical Areas Covered

London, Kent, Surrey, Essex.

Career to date

Paediatric Occupational Therapist for ILS Rehabilitation Solutions.

Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist – Paediatrics (part-time)
Evelina Children’s Hospital. London, UK
Specialist upper limb assessments (movement laboratory and joint clinic with orthopaedic surgeon), intensive therapy blocks including modified-constraint induced movement therapy, bimanual therapy and goal-directed OT therapy blocks.

Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist (part-time)
Royal Brompton Hospital. London, UK.
Acute assessment and treatment of infants and young children with congenital heart disease and long-term ventilation. Included specialist assessments, neurorehabilitation, splinting, taping, developmental care, equipment prescription and discharge planning.

Clinical Lead for Paediatric Occupational Therapy
King’s College Hospital. London, UK.
Acute assessment and treatment of neonates and young children with neurological deficits, including developmental care, neurorehabilitation, splinting, taping, individual care plans, and discharge planning.

Lead for Paediatric Occupational Therapy
Royal Brompton Hospital. London, UK.
As above.

Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist.
Great Ormond Street Hospital. London, UK
Acute and out-patient orthopaedics and neurology and neuro-surgery including specialist postural assessment, equipment prescription, neurorehabilitation, splinting.

Senior Rotational Occupational Therapist.
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. London, UK.
Burns and Plastics rotation including splinting, scar management, functional rehabilitation and discharge planning.

Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist
King’s College Hospital. London, UK.
Acute assessment and neurorehabilitation including splinting, functional rehabilitation, equipment provision and discharge planning.

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