Lynn Walters Occupational Therapist
I worked as an Occupational Therapist with children in the NHS for over 20 years before moving into independent practice. I love being able to see children’s confidence and self esteem grow, as I help to develop their independence, movement and functional skills.
I have a wealth of experience; assessing and treating children with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Dyspraxia, Developmental Coordination Disorder and ADHD as well as neurological conditions such as Acquired Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy. I also feel there are many children with no diagnosis but who are failing to reach their potential and who would benefit from an occupational therapy assessment and advice.
I have experience as a practitioner/ lecturer teaching undergraduate students on the BSc Occupational Therapy (practice based) for Sheffield Hallam University as well as delivering training in supporting children with additional needs, to educational staff across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
I feel it is vital to explore and push the boundaries of practice and have continued to study at a post graduate level. I have training in sensory integration, postural management, neuro-developmental , sensory motor and cognitive approaches, as well as specialist seating and equipment.
I also have an MSc in Advancing Paediatric Practice (Occupational Therapy) from Sheffield Hallam University. The focus of my studies was the role of the Occupational Therapist in supporting children with developmental disabilities such as ASD, ADHD, DCD, Dyspraxia and sensory processing difficulties with a personal research study into the impact of sensory processing difficulties on children and their families and how sensory integration and sensory strategies can support self regulation and skill development.