Anna qualified as an Occupational Therapist with a B.Sc. (Hons) in 1997 and since 1999 has been working as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings. She has post graduate qualifications in Neuro-Developmental Therapy (Bobath); Sensory Integration Therapy, SCERTS and COOP. She has advanced training in the use of Therapeutic Listening (TLP) and is one of the two UK trainers and mentors for this treatment program. She regularly attends training courses to maintain her professional skills. She is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and is registered with the Health Professions Council. She is also a member of the CYPF and Sensory Integration Network of UK & Ireland.
Anna has worked providing specialist therapy in acute, community, and outpatient settings. This includes provision within mainstream nurseries, schools and special schools. She works at kikis clinic on Saturdays. She specialises in the assessment and treatment of children under 5 years with complex needs, including Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorders and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, including Autism. She does also has extensive experience working with children aged from 0-19 years with a broad range of challenges. She has experience of providing complex MDT assessments and diagnostics and provision with a range of treatment options, including group and 1:1 treatments. Anna is involved in writing and commenting on Occupational Therapy reports as part of the EHCP process and for Educational Tribunals when required.
Anna regularly provides training and supervision to other therapists and professionals on the role of the Occupational Therapist, particularly with regard to Sensory Processing Difficulties, Autism and Therapeutic Listening. This has included lecturing on study days and conferences run by health and education authorities as well as national charities. She vice-chairs the OT ASD forum and is a member of the OT managers and clinical leads forum at the College of Occupational Therapy.