Naomi qualified as an occupational therapist in 1993. She has a particular interest and experience of working with adults and children with physical and neurological impairment such as Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), cerebral palsy and stroke.
Naomi has worked with clients from early intervention through to settlement in the community, with mainstream schools supporting children who have complex needs and in a residential setting with young adults transitioning from the children’s services. She has worked in various developing countries which has given her a well-rounded and empathetic understanding of cultural influences on health, disability and wellbeing and gained valuable experience in a variety of hospital and community settings including senior roles within Community Health Teams, Social Services and the private sector. Naomi has also worked with two mental health services in Hampshire providing support to clients with functional and organic mental health conditions and psychological trauma.
As well as working as a case manager for WCM, Naomi is also a treating therapist for a neuro-specialist rehabilitation company and Social Services. She is experienced in working with adults and children with complex long-term disabilities and in completing assessments, report writing, implementing goal orientated rehabilitation programmes, home adaptations, equipment provision, environmental controls and training for adults and children with physical disabilities.
Naomi is proficient at working with, and training staff, to provide the appropriate level of care, and optimising rehabilitation outcomes by ensuring they are empowered within the public and private systems. She understands the challenges faced by clients and their families and acting as their advocate, can effectively organise and co-ordinate services and liaise with other professionals.
- Cerebral palsy
- Good understanding of the impact of disability on function and quality of life
- Works closely with clients and their families to
- Achieves goals and the best quality of life possible
- Experience of working independently or within a multi-agency environment
- Effective communicator
- Extensive working knowledge of health and social care