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Ana Santo BSc OT (Hons), MA

Ana Santo Therapy Services

I am a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 30 years' experience, within the NHS and in private practice, working with babies, children and young people (birth to 19) with a range of needs. I have extensive experience working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Co-ordination Disorders (including Dyspraxia), Sensory Processing Disorders, Cerebral Palsy as well as other neurological disorders and learning difficulties. I have had extensive post graduate training in specialised assessment and therapeutic techniques including sensory integration (SIPT Certified), neuro-disability and bio-mechanical approaches.

I have worked in both special and mainstream schools as well as preparing young people for adulthood. I have extensive experience working with families within the most complex situations including those going through SEN tribunals. This involves preparing detailed reports and attending tribunals as an expert witness.

I have substantial experience as a Manager and Professional Lead for Occupational Therapists for over 16 years and was the Lead Commissioner for Children with Disabilities within a London Borough. I have done extensive teaching from running parents workshops to international conferences.

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I have over 30 years experience in a range of specialist paediatric areas. I also have a Masters in Child Studies.

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Phone: 0778 9804771

Email: [email protected]




  • Child or adolescent
  • Sensory integration
  • Consultancy
  • Medico-Legal/Expert Witness
  • Mentoring
  • Practice Audit & Evaluation
  • Professional Supervision
  • Training
  • Autism/ADHD
  • Education/Schools
  • Mental Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Mental health recovery and peer support
  • Learning Disability or Autism in adults
  • Paediatric disability assessments and parental support
  • Specialist seating/equipment for children
  • Neurological conditions expertise
  • Assessment, advice and support for children
  • Autism expertise
  • ADHD expertise
  • Cerebral Palsy expertise
  • Specialist hand therapy
  • Therapy for hand writing difficulties
  • Specialist support and expertise around anxiety disorders or challenging behavior
  • Education, Health & Care (EHC) plans: advice/assessment
  • OT Assessments and interventions on behalf of a case manager
  • Specific treatment interventions for a case manager
  • Expert witness assessment/reports
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Management consultancy
  • Mentoring or supervision
  • Regular supervision for independent practitioners
  • Coaching/Mentoring

Contact Ana Santo