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Zuliana Sachedina

Occupational Therapist

  Middlesex | within 1.5 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Extensive experience in community paediatrics
  • Early intervention and complex physical and medical needs
  • Occupational Therapy with children and young people aged 0 to 18 years

Key Skills and Specialisms

  • Assessment and treatment of children with a range of diagnoses and difficulties.
  • Using child-focussed approaches to setting and achieving goals.
  • Assessment, prescription and provision of specialist equipment including seating.
  • Trained in the use of specialist treatment approaches, including Bobath NDT.
  • Writing clear, comprehensive reports and recommendations, including EHCP and transition reports.
  • Involvement with access to technology.

Profile

I have worked in a variety of community settings both in young client’s home and their school or nursery. I am committed to ensuring the child’s views and aspirations are heard and used in planning their therapy goals.

I have experience in contributing to the Education, Health and Care Plan process for children with complex disabilities. I am trained in using Bobath and Sensory Integration approaches with children and can apply these approaches through activities that are meaningful for the child and family; I have particular expertise with babies and young children.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council
  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Zuliana achieved MSc in Health Through Occupation in 2004 following PgDip in Occupational Therapy at University of Brighton, U.K (2003). Prior to this, she completed BHS in General Health Science from University of Miami, U.S.A (2000).

Career Profile

Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist London Northwest Healthcare.
Community based Occupational Therapist as part of a multidisciplinary children’s service delivering therapy in
mainstream primary and high schools, specialist provision primary schools, and assessment and treatment clinics.

Advanced Paediatric Occupational Therapist Ealing Hospital. London.
Assessing and treating children with physical disabilities attending mainstream schools; early intervention for children under 5 years old with complex physical and medical needs.

Paediatric Occupational Therapist Ealing PCT, London.
Treatment clinics and groups for children with developmental disabilities; working in a special needs school for children with physical disabilities and a special needs nursery.

Paediatric Occupational Therapist Ealing PCT. London.
Working as a community based Occupational Therapist (OT) as part of a multidisciplinary team providing services to children with developmental disabilities and in a special school for children with physical disabilities.

Rotational Paediatric Occupational Therapist Ealing PCT, London.
Rotation post to gain experience in a range of different occupational therapy service settings.

Maintaining Excellence

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

  • Annual Safeguarding update training
  • Maintaining CPD and professional registration.

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