Sonia studied occupational therapy in Germany and qualified in 2002, she is WFOT certified, a BAOT member and registered in the RCOT specialist housing section.
In her early career Sonia worked as a locum occupational therapist in a number of roles giving her a wide variety of experiences from mental health services to the elderly as well as neurological and community work. However we consider her a housing specialist and she is currently employed by a local authority as a senior housing occupational therapist. Her core skills lie in assessing clients with physical disabilities in order to make recommendations for major adaptations.
Sonia is a member of a major adaptations panel and a clinical advisory group for an equipment service. She is well equipped to assess adults with physical disabilities in their homes in order to provide specialist equipment, major adaptations and rehousing recommendations. In addition she is adept at providing manual handling risk assessments, assessment for specialist seating along with reviews and evaluations of completed adaptations.
Her recent housing CPD includes Housing Standards, Housing for Bariatric Users, Project Management and Designing Accessible Housing.