Lorraine graduated from the University of Teesside in 1999 and currently works as a specialist paediatric occupational therapist. Throughout her career, she has developed expertise working with adults and children in a variety of clinical and social care settings throughout the UK.
Lorraine utilises her expertise to deliver assessments and interventions across a range of conditions and diagnoses including stroke rehabilitation, acquired and traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, profound and multiple learning difficulties, Down’s syndrome, sensory processing difficulties, neuromuscular and development coordination conditions. Her work with clients also extends to the utilisation of standardised assessments as well the provision of equipment and minor works. Additionally, she is also able to carry out measuring for lycra orthoses in children and has gained qualifications in SI and Constraint Induced Movement Therapy interventions.
Lorraine supports clients in home, school and wider community settings to help them reach their maximum potential. She also has experience providing occupational therapy for local charities to provide assessment and intervention for specialist case management firms to assist with medico-legal claims. She has developed and delivered specialist training packages to colleagues in health and social care settings including education staff.
Lorraine is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is also registered with the Health Professions Council and continues to develop her skills through training courses and practical experience.