Caroline qualified as an occupational therapist in 2005 and through her interest in paediatrics, sought to increase her experience by completing a six month voluntary placement in India, providing services to children with complex physical and social needs.
Caroline has extensive knowledge and experience of a large range of conditions, including physical, neurological, learning and social impairments, combined with a comprehensive understanding of the range of factors impacting on disabled children and their families. She specialises in assessment of equipment, adaptations and sensory processing dysfunction.
Caroline has set up and established a sensory processing service for children with challenging behaviour within the home setting. She works as a case manager for WCM as well as at the Bristol’s Disabled Children Service as a senior practitioner. Caroline also has a private paediatric OT practice, providing holistic assessments to children with a range of needs.
Caroline has an effective working knowledge of a broad range of paediatric conditions including, cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury and complex genetic conditions. She is highly organised, motivated and resourceful in her approach to problem solving. She uses her proficient ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, families, carers, professionals and services.
- Holistic, person centred and goal driven assessments
- Experience in providing complex adaptations
- Maximising independence and facilitating safe care experience
- Effective communicator