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Nikki Findlay - Occupational Therapist

I am a fully qualified occupational therapist (OT), registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Masters degree in occupational therapy. I have also completed additional training since qualifying as an OT that has enhanced my clinical practice. This includes training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) which is a semi-structured assessment of communication, social interaction and play for individual suspected of having autism or other pervasive developmental disorders.



I have been working with adults, young people, children and families since 2001 across a range of clinical settings such as; community mental health teams that specialise in supporting adults with severe and enduring mental health problems; young people with their first episode of psychosis; and those that work with families where there is an additional learning need or poor emotional well-being. Currently, I predominately work with children and families, supporting them to improve their functional outcomes and I have a particular interest in working alongside education provisions to do this.


Within my clinical work, I integrate a range of clinical models and frames of reference to ensure that assessments and interventions are bespoke, client centred, and evidence-based. The models that I draw upon include: the model of human occupation, cognitive behavioural therapy, and sensory processing approaches.


As an OT, I am able to assess and support individuals using meaningful activities to improve functioning in the following areas:



 


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