Meike qualified as an Occupational Therapist with Diploma in Germany in 2001. Meike is a Bobath trained Occupational Therapist, she has also completed her training in the CO-OP Approach. She worked as a Children’s Occupational Therapist in private practice in Hamburg and Cologne and went on to study Occupational Therapy at Hogeschool Zuyd in Heerlen, Netherlands graduating with a Bachelor of Health in 2005. Meike continued to work in private practice in Germany until starting to work for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust for 8 years. In 2014, Meike started to work for Thrive OT.
Throughout her career, Meike has primarily worked with children in their school/nursery settings, at home or in the community. Meike worked with children with learning disabilities, autism and behaviour difficulties and completed a three week foundation course in Sensory Integration in Germany. Her special interests lay in early intervention and children with complex physical needs. She has been an OT team lead for a special needs school, providing advice in sensory processing, postural management, activities of daily living, moving & handling and housing. As part of her role for Cambridgeshire Community Services, Meike lead a team of OTs who advised mainstream educational settings on building adaptations to accommodate children with physical and sensory needs.
Meike is a member of:
- British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)/Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT)
- Deutscher Verband der Ergotherapeuten (DVE) – German Association of Occupational Therapy