Cindy qualified as an OT with a BSc (HONS) OT from the University of Northampton in 2007.
Initially working for a charity with post 16 students in a specialist residential college, Cindy began working in NHS children’s services in 2009, before starting to work for Thrive in 2014.
Cindy is HCPC registered and is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), and the RCOT Specialist Section – Children, Young People and Families.
|Knowledge and Skills|
Cindy works across a range of school settings, both specialist and mainstream. She provides an embedded service to support children, their families and education teams in ensuring each child has opportunities to thrive.
Cindy has much experience in postural support and the use of specialist seating, as well as adaptive equipment to support children in achieving their potential for independence in activities of daily living. This includes multidisciplinary working with colleagues in physiotherapy and orthotics teams to assess for and provide upper limb orthoses.
Cindy has experience working with ASD, ADHD, global developmental delay, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
Cindy also has experience of working with children with life limiting conditions.
|Post Graduate Training|
Cindy has post graduate training in seating and postural management, the management of childhood hemiplegia, DIR Floortime (201) and The Interoception Curriculum.
In addition, Cindy has recently completed module one Ayres Sensory Intgeration through the Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI).
Cindy has a specialist interest in working with neurological conditions, working to assist them to achieve their goals and potential.
She is keen to continue her training in sensory integration in order to be able to assist children to be able to manage their needs and participate in their school and home lives.
Further to this, Cindy also has specialist interest in neonatal therapy and retained primitive reflexes.
Cindy lives with her husband, two sons and border terrier, and when not working, enjoys getting outside for long walks, as well as yoga and sewing.