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Aneli Starks * Please note I am now on maternity leave until October 2020 * BSc (Hons) Occupational TherapyHCPC and RCOT registered. CO-OP intervention strategy specialist. Child development specialist

Aneli Starks

My aim is to improve children's confidence and understanding of their own strengths through helping them achieve what they set out to do. I have vast experience working with children with DCD, Cerebral Palsy, higher functioning autism, Learning Difficulties, language processing difficulties, dyspraxia, ADHD and hypermobility. I aim to help children break the barriers that stop them from keeping up with their peers or not achieving what they can.

Using the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performace (CO-OP approach) combined with sensory strategies, management of anxiety, stress, fatigue and coaching, supports children in reaching their potential. Regular sessions, advice, feedback and goals help each child stay focussed and equip those around each child to sustain improvement and achievements.

I have worked in a private school for children with ADHD, ASD and language difficulties and for the NHS in mental health, physical disability and community settings.

'Aneli's positivity and encouragement is infection' - mum of boy with CP. 'She changed my son's life' - mum of child with DCD and sensory difficulties 'We feel more confident to support X. He is now able to do things that he has not been able to do for many years' - dad of teenager with CP 'His handwriting is lovely. He now keeps up in class and seems to have made more friends' - teacher of a boy with no diagnosis but not keeping up with peers.

Together we can make your child flourish.

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Paediatric Occupational Therapist

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  • Child or adolescent
  • Young person (18-25)
  • Paediatric disability assessments and parental support
  • Specialist seating/equipment for children
  • Neurological conditions expertise
  • Assessment, advice and support for children
  • ADHD expertise
  • Dyslexia expertise
  • Cerebral Palsy expertise
  • Therapy for hand writing difficulties

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