Rachel Shin

Rachel qualified as an Occupational Therapist with a BSc (HONS) OT from the University of Northampton in 2017. She also has a certificate in Play Therapy (BAPT). Prior to training as an occupational therapist, Rachel worked as a childminder after completing training in Early Years Practise. This has enabled Rachel to obtain valuable experience of child development and working with children and parents. Rachel joined Thrive OT in 2021 and is HCPC registered and is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

She experienced school-based children’s occupational therapy for her final placement before joining a hospital based Neuro-therapy team within the NHS. Rachel then moved into occupational therapy in the field of Driving Mobility supporting adults and young people with disabilities with their driving career.

Rachel has experience working with stroke survivors, those with acquired brain injury, as well as those with complex mental health disorders and physical needs.
Rachel has knowledge of splinting, seating and postural support. Rachel works to embed occupational therapy across school settings as well as providing training to families and school staff. She addresses difficulties with emotional regulation, sensory processing needs, fine and gross motor skills and life skills. She works closely with families and school staff to ensure a joined up and consistent approach across settings.

Rachel has post graduate training in the following areas: seating and postural management for those with neurological impairment, splinting for neurological impairment and memory dysfunction and intervention strategies.

Rachel has a specialist interest in sensory processing and using sensory strategies to support emotional regulation and mental health, school based occupational therapy, early years, ASD, and play based approaches to and working to improve quality of life, function and participation for children with additional needs. 

In her spare time, Rachel is a mother to three and enjoys walking, music, art and travel.  She has volunteered within a local charity to help young persons with challenging social backgrounds.

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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)

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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”


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