Rachel qualified as an occupational therapist in 1994. Rachel initially worked with adults and adolescents with challenging behaviour in a specialist assessment unit. She moved into community work and her area of expertise is working with children with complex learning and physical disabilities. Rachel was lead occupational therapist working in a special school for children with severe learning and physical disabilities. Rachel has extensive experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and liaising with social services and education authorities.
Rachel has successfully completed an intense 8-week training course on the assessment and treatment of children with cerebral palsy and associated neurological conditions. Rachel moved into independent practice in 2003 initially preparing rehabilitation cost reports.
Rachel has worked as an independent occupational therapist undertaking case management work for Westcountry Case Management since 2005. Rachel also prepares rehabilitation cost reports for claimants and defendants in respect of medico-legal claims.
- Long term experience of working with families and carers caring for children and young adults with complex needs.
- Long term experience of setting up and managing care packages for children and young adults with complex disabilities.
- Extensive experience of overseeing housing adaptations and the provision of specialist equipment for children and young adults.
- Experience of working within the education setting and integrating children with complex disabilities into mainstream school.
- Experience of working within a multi-agency environment.
Professional Affiliations & Additional Qualifications
- British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
- BABICM registered practitioner member
- Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)