I am a Paediatric Occupational Therapist and Certified Sleep Practitioner who is passionate in supporting children to reach their full potential and to participate in daily age related tasks as successfully and independently as possible. I have 18 years experience of supporting the learning, development and participation of children. I have a specialist interest in sleep and hold an accredited qualification as a Sleep Practitioner. Having also worked as an Assistant SENCo for many years, I am experienced in supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and am knowledgeable in the EHCP process.
I am registered with the HCPC and am a member of the RCOT, and the RCOT Children, Young People and Families Specialist section. I am enhanced DBS cleared (online) and have liability insurance in place.
BSc Occupational Therapy ( University of Northampton)
Diploma in Health & Social Care (Open University)
Certificate in Working with Children & Families (Open University)
Certificate in Supporting Learning in Primary Schools ( Open University)
ADHD - Support for School
Do we need to still teach handwriting? (Lois Addy)
Downs Syndrome - Inclusion in Primary Schools
P4C ( Partnering for Change)
Certified Sleep Practitioner (Children's Sleep Charity)
Sensory integration in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Somnex - The Sleep Show
Why Sleep Matters
Sensory Attachment Intervention (Eadaoin Bhreathnach)
Working Memory ( Bekki Docherty Educational Psychologist)
Clicker 7 - Removing The Barriers to Handwriting
FASD - Are we getting it right? ( Dr. Ges Gregory)
Effective Occupational Therapy for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Evidenced based and Occupation centred practice (Dr. Sally Pain)
3 Steps to Improving Interoception - Kelley Mahler
Developmental Trauma (Beacon House)
ACES - Adverse Childhood Experiences
When Children Won't Eat - SOS Approach to Feeding
Sleep Well, Lincolnshire - The Sleep Charity
National Handwriting Association
- The Foundations of Effective Practice for the Whole School
- Handwriting: Taking a Closer Look
- Working with Children with Handwriting Difficulties
The Power of the Senses - Re-building Sensory Systems and Supporting Regulation in Children Impacted by Early Trauma ( Beacon House)
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and East Midlands. Mileage will be charged at 45p per mile. A £40 per hour travel rate is also applicable.
Our Sleep Support packages are available nationwide via Telephone, Zoom and video call
"We asked Ellie to come into school to work with pupils who had been identified as having Occupational Therapy needs in school. Ellie was able to provide tailor made programmes for pupils and carried out a class observation on another child to identify the types of equipment that really worked for them. With regular visits Ellie was able to review progress of these pupils, talk to staff running the programmes and make further suggestions to help. Ellie also reviewed our sensory circuits and handwriting skills in lower Key Stage 1, again making suggestions to improve each area further. Staff training on sensory processing difficulties was very well received. Ellie is very personable, she provides really useful information and working in a school herself understands the pressures/constraints of classroom practice. "
Feedback received after a sensory circuit training session with a local academy trust, supporting the set up of sensory circuits within both primary and secondary school settings.
"Thank you again for your fantastic training on sensory circuits. It was incredibly useful and I know everyone found it easy to apply into their own setting."
" Thank you so much for your Handwriting training session. Staff have commented how they found the knowledge you provided within the session to be so beneficial in supporting children with their handwriting."
SENCo , Peterborough