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Meike Illing-Whitby Bobath/NDT trained therapist• certified CO-OP therapist• Therapeutic Listening ® practitioner• Ayres Sensory Integration (M2)• Baby Sense• ASD intervention• introductory:DIR/floortime and sensory attachment intervention.

Meike Illing-Whitby | meikeOT

I am an experienced Children’s Occupational Therapist. I believe that every child can overcome obstacles to enhance their independence, carrying out everyday activities and accessing their everyday environments.

Having worked for 21 years with children, their families and keyworkers across the UK and Germany, I gained a great wealth of expertise assessing and treating children who show difficulties with sensory processing, interoceptive awareness, self-regulation, attention, fine and gross motor coordination and visual-motor integration. I am addressing these foundations of development in a functional context to improve skills such as play, dressing, feeding, sleep, personal hygiene, toileting, handwriting, taking part in PE, social-emotional and cognitive skills. Enabling children to take an active role in the process will support their development of self and help them to grow into a confident individual.

We all learn better when we are having fun! For a child to get immersed in an activity, I emphasise on making tasks fun, playful and meaningful. At the forefront of my intervention and goal setting is always the child/family and their participation in everyday life. To achieve this, I apply a mix of different therapy approaches and tools I have acquired during my career.

A child’s home or school/nursery are typical environments where I would see a child, to ensure an easy transfer of skills into their everyday routines. Including the family, teachers and other professionals are a vital part in my involvement equipping them with the knowledge and skills to support the child further along their journey.

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Qualifications

Bachelor in OT • HCPC registered


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Phone: 07511191621

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.meikeot.com


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  • Child or adolescent
  • Sensory integration
  • Assessment, advice and support for children
  • Autism expertise
  • ADHD expertise
  • Cerebral Palsy expertise
  • Therapy for hand writing difficulties
  • Education, Health & Care (EHC) plans: advice/assessment
  • Mentoring or supervision
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