Sally graduated as an occupational therapist in 2007 and began her career as an occupational therapy assistant, working in a multi-professional community brain injury team providing rehabilitation for adults between 16 and 65 who had sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI). She worked closely with other disciplines including speech and language, psychology and physiotherapy, to develop rehabilitation goals and activities which are person centred and meaningful, in order to improve motivation and help clients achieve their goals and ambitions.
Sally worked part time at the Children and Young People Service at Bristol City Council for 10 years, assessing for equipment and adaptations to help care for disabled children within their home and school environment. Whilst working with there, Sally developed a specific service to provide information and advice on the use of sensory strategies to support challenging behaviours in the home and community. She has also provided support, training and information to schools and colleges on the use of sensory strategies to manage challenging behaviours.
In addition to working as a case manager for WCM, Sally also works as an independent occupational therapist assessing for equipment and adaptations and providing sensory processing strategies and neuro rehabilitation. Sally also works with the relevant agencies to support children and young adults during their transition from paediatric to adult services and uses her vast knowledge and experience of working with families and other agencies to help children access education and health care plans. (EHCPs).
Sally has experience of working with a wide range of disabilities, including physical disabilities and complex genetic conditions and a good understanding of the impact that disability has on families and carers.
- Experience of working in health and social care
- Sensory processing strategies
- Neuro rehabilitation
- Extensive experience of multi-agencies for complex cases
- Proficient at setting up and managing complex care packages for large teams
- Excellent inter-personal skills