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Rebecca Poberezny BSc. Occupational Therapy

After graduating with a Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1994 from Oxford Brookes University, I went on to spend the majority of my practice in hospitals of excellence, assessing and treating adults with physical disabilities. On becoming a key part of an innovative mobile stroke unit, in Stoke Mandeville Hospital my passion for neurology began. I worked with clients who had sustained long and short-term neurological conditions using intensive rehabilitation and adaptive aids.

 

I went on to enjoy ten years at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where I led a large dynamic Occupational Therapy team. I continue to take pride in ensuring my clients received the best intervention for their needs by keeping up to date with best practice guidance and innovations.

 

I have completed advanced training in Developmental Coordination Disorder assessment and treatment approaches with Dyspraxia UK becoming a consultant Occupational Therapist for Dyspraxia UK in 2014. I thoroughly enjoy this specialist area initially working with adults who have yet to be diagnosed and need answers for their day-to-day struggles at work and home.

 

In 2016 I continued to expand and update my knowledge in Paediatrics by attending a weeklong residential course carried out by the Royal Free Hospital in London. Again, enthused about my practice with children to succeed especially within the school setting.

 

I attended the National Handwriting Association (NHA) 6-day advanced training on handwriting assessment and techniques in 2018. This has been invaluable with the majority of my clients especially children and young adults as they navigate the educational system. I have continued to keep up to date with my special interest in handwriting by attending the members yearly study day with the aim of making it easier for students to commit their brilliant ideas to the page. I strive to produce practical recommendations and thorough reports especially helpful in guiding schools, colleges and universities in this specialist area which is often misunderstood. I aim to make my assessments and therapy calm relaxed and informative in order to get the best results, often having clients relieved at the outcome as they can finally make sense of their struggles and more importantly do something actively about it.

 

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as well as the British Association of Occupational Therapy plus the Royal College of Occupational Therapy special interest group for independent practitioners and have full indemnity insurance. I regularly attend professional conferences and specifically enjoy the focus on topics around dyspraxia and neurodiversity. I endeavour to use client centred specialised assessment and Occupational Therapy goal-based coaching therapy, along with up to date, evidenced based practice with the aim of promoting independence for all ages in their daily lives.

Rebecca Poberezny