Ellie Turner

Professional Statement

Ellie joined the team at Thrive following graduation from The University of Northampton in 2021. Prior to her studies at UON, she worked as a TA in a mainstream primary school with children with SEN, as well as running an equine assisted learning centre providing individualised sessions for children with additional needs and ASD. These experiences have given her knowledge in child development and the additional needs of families and schools regarding developing strategies to overcoming barriers to everyday activities of life.

Knowledge and Skills

Ellie will be working alongside Senior OTs within 2 specialist schools across Northamptonshire. Intervention involves supporting students and staff by collaboratively developing strategies which focus on children’s individual sensory and functional needs.

Through experience of working with children prior to becoming an OT, she has developed skills which enabled her to build strong therapeutic relationships with children and their families. In addition to her training at university, she has completed the DIRFloortime™ Introduction Course which focuses of using playful, child led activities to enable developmental growth through meaningful interactions.

She also has experience with child specific assessments and intervention approaches which will guide her thought processes and interactions with the children she will work with.

Specialist Interest

She particularly enjoys exploring an individual’s personal motivations and interests and how these can be expanded upon to build interaction, communication and life skills. Sensory processing is complex and intriguing to her, so looking at a person holistically to further understand their wants and needs through their interactions to everyday objects and how their worlds can be opened up through these experiences, is incredibly interesting.

Personal Statement

Ellie is a friendly person who likes to be active and stay positive. When she is not working, she has a keen interest in horses, her young family and being outside. She is a huge animal lover and currently have 3 horses, 1 pony, 1 dog and 1 cat.

During the weekend, she and her family are either found in a field, at an equestrian event or at a racetrack with her husband’s motorbikes which gives hear fill of adrenaline and satisfies her urge to live life to the full.

What our customers say

Supporting local parent and carer groups:


Hi Jennifer

Thank you so much for your fantastic talk last night.

I have had so much positive feed back from parents…..they all got so much from your talk. We would love to have you back again sometime.

Thank you again

Jenny Mould (ACE)

support groups

Feedback from recent training on embedding The Interoception Curriculum at Red Kite Special Academy in Corby, July 2020

“Training was excellent”

“The training was marvellous, really enjoyed it! Keep up the good work”

“You were amazing! The training was so interesting, loved it and cannot wait to try it”

“Such good training, thank you both! Excited to find ways to apply this through the whole school”


Red Kite Special Needs School, Corby



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