Rosie initially studied psychology, graduating in 1999. After working in a residential setting for adults with autism and Asperger’s syndrome and then as an assistant psychologist in a medium secure setting for adults with learning difficulties, Rosie trained as an occupational therapist and qualified in 2006 with a master’s degree and post-graduate diploma. She qualified as an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration in June 2018.
Since specialising as a paediatric occupational therapist, Rosie has gained over ten years’ experience in the field. This has included providing assessment and treatment for children with a range of needs, such as autistic spectrum disorder, global developmental delay, dyspraxia, cerebral palsy and attentional difficulties.
In addition to working as a case manager for WCM, Rosie also works in private practice and has direct experience both in schools and home-based treatment has developed her working knowledge of how to translate occupational therapy goals into achievable, successful outcomes. Rosie has also led school meetings, developed school policies, provided staff training and prepared for tribunal cases as well as working in a local occupational therapy clinic.
Rosie is passionate about supporting young people with learning disabilities to develop their independence skills and self-confidence. She has counseling and listening skills, developed through training with MIND and working as an assistant psychologist.
- Effective communication with professionals and families
- Special interest in sensory integration
- Experience lecturing at sensory integration conferences
- Developing positive therapeutic relationships with clients and their carers