My name is Hannah, and I am an Occupational Therapist. I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2006 from the University of East Anglia. I work with children and adults who have a wide range of needs, including neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy and neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My skills include therapeutic interventions and advice, assessment for specialist equipment and assessment of home environments for manual handling, adaptations and equipment etc.
I completed my ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) training in 2012 and since then I have been working as part of a multidisciplinary assessment team carrying out assessments of social communication skills, diagnosing ASD. I have also undergone training using the ‘MAES Approach’ (Movement Analysis and Educational Strategies) which is a specialist treatment approach for children with neurological conditions. I love that in my job, I get to meet and spend time with lots of different people. I enjoy scuba diving, gaming, eating out and walking.
Favourite colour: Purple
Favourite animal: Dogs and horses
Favourite superhero: Wonder Woman