Alison qualified in 2001 with a BSc Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southampton. She has worked extensively in the NHS, completing a basic grade rotation at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital before working in the Children’s OT South Bedfordshire and then Northamptonshire. this included working with children in homes, schools, children’s centres and clinic settings. Alison became a director of Thrive OTS in 2012.
Alison has worked with children with a wide range of difficulties and diagnoses, including: cerebral palsy, neurological conditions, hemiplegia, developmental impairment, sensory integration difficulties and coordination difficulties including DCD and dyspraxia. She has a specific interest in early intervention with under fives and children with physical and neurological disabilities. Alison has specialised training in sensory integration, including difficulties due to attachment and trauma, and DIR Floortime (101).