Lynn Thompson, Occupational Therapist

Lynn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist, qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993 from Glasgow Caledonian University. She has extensive experience of working both within the NHS and in independent practice. Lynn has specialised in working in Paediatrics since 2001.
Lynn is HCPC registered and is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Knowledge and Skills
Lynn has worked in a variety of settings including a child development centre, mainstream, special schools and preschool settings. She works with children and young people, families and teaching staff to carry out occupational therapy assessments and intervention in school and home settings. Lynn also supports children and families post adoption. Lynn is passionate about empowering children, their families and school staff through training and promoting the use of OT strategies to enhance physical and mental wellbeing and participation in everyday life.

Lynn has previous experience working as manager in the NHS and she enjoys mentoring other therapists in their professional development. She has specialist skills in paediatric assessments and treatment, including sensory processing and sensory attachment intervention. She is experienced in writing reports for Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) and she has attended and given evidence at Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals.

Lynn’s caseload is varied and includes children and young people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Acquired Brain Injury, DCD and sensory attachment challenges.

Post Graduate Training
Lynn has a postgraduate certificate in Sensory Integration from the University of Ulster and she is an advanced practitioner in Sensory Integration. Lynn has also successfully completed training in School Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (School Amps), Motivational Interviewing and the Interoception Curriculum. Lynn has completed the Level One Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI) training and is currently working towards becoming a Level One Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI) therapist.

Specialist Interest
Lynn has a special interest in sensory integration and sensory attachment intervention. She is passionate about developing her skills as a therapist, with new and updated research, assessment and intervention opportunities being developed all the time. These enable therapists to maximise the assessment and intervention provided in order to provide the best possible service. Lifelong learning is essential to spark inspiration and keeps our practice meaningful and up to date.

Personal Statement
Lynn is a Mum to teenage children. She tries to keep fit by going to the gym and doing Pilates. If she ever has any spare time, she enjoys being creative and particularly enjoys jewellery making.

What our customers say

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”

“Amazing”

Red Kite Special Needs School, Corby

Sensory Circuit training at Lings Primary School, February 2020

“Brilliant, thank you. So much useful information to take back to the SLG”

“Thank you for the tips and hints on how to use everyday school equipment”

“Fabulous, I can now group children by ability not age. And i have the confidence to explain to staff and children why I am doing that”

“Loved, loved, loved playing with the equipment and learning my sensory preferences.”

Sensory Circuits, Lings Primary School, Northampton

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