Cath has over 20 years’ experience working as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings, and has developed her assessment skills and clinical knowledge working with children and adults with a wide variety of needs.
Alongside working as a case manager for WCM, Cath works as both an independent and associate occupational therapist providing assessments and interventions for both adults and children with a variety of physical, complex medical and sensory needs.
Cath is an advanced practitioner paediatric occupational therapist, with extensive knowledge of the complex medical needs of children and young adults with life limiting conditions She has a well-rounded insight into the efficacy of equipment and adaptations, and how the demands of caring for an individual with complex needs affects the whole family.
Through her work within the NHS, Cath has gained valuable experience in assessment and treatment of children with neurological conditions, cerebral palsy and sensory difficulties. Cath’s role involved identifying the child’s functional difficulties, prioritising for intervention and offering strategies to support the development of skills or adaptations necessary to enable successful activity.
Cath has specific experience in managing a team in a local authority role, assessing for equipment, adaptions and statutory funding. She also has experience working with children and young people who need end of life care.
- Cerebral palsy
- Sensory difficulties
- Excellent clinical and report writing skills
- End of life care and bereavement support
- Effective communication, and interpersonal skills
- Health, Education & Social Care teams