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CYPF South East CPD Day Effective Occupational Therapy for children with Au...

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Greynore Hall, University of Brighton

49 Darley Road

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Effective Occupational Therapy for children with Autism and Cerebral Palsy

Katy Strudwick - Remaining Occupation Focussed when working with chidlren with ASD

Katy is a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist. She has been working with children with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties, specialising in autism, its diagnosis and management, since 2006. Katy was the sole OT on the committee that wrote the NICE Guideline: Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: support and management.

Katy also works in the tertiary feeding service at Evelina Children's Hospital which provides multidisciplinary assessment and intervention for children with selective eating and ARFID. She has presented at the British Paediatric Neurology Association annual conference as well as to schools, CYPF groups, AHP groups and OT services across the UK. She reviews papers for publication in the BJOT, Disability and Rehabilitation and other peer reviewed journals.

Katy was part of the team that set up the National Autism Forum that sits within the CYPF Specialist Section at the RCOT and chaired the committee for the first year.

Hortensia Gimeno - Evidence based occupation centred strategies for chidlren with cerebral palsy

Hortensia is a former NIHR clinical researcher. As part of her NIHR fellowship Hortensia run an interventional study looking at a cognitive intervention with children with movement disorders. She is registered as a PhD student at King's College London. 

Hortensia Gimeno has worked as an occupational therapist since 1998 in both, community and hospital settings in the UK. Specialised in movement disorders for the past 12 years, she has led the OT component of an international well-established movement disorders service, the Complex Motor Disorders Service, at Evelina London Children's Hospital. As part of the multidisciplinary team, Hortensia works with complex and severe movement disorders and contributes to patient selection and evaluation of outcome following neurosurgical interventions including deep brain stimulation, intrathecal baclofen and other therapeutic strategies.

Other active research interests include goal setting, outcome measures for movement disorders following neurosurgical, pharmacological or therapy interventions, occupational therapy interventions including cognitive approaches to maximise children's function and participation and the impact of non-motor impairments in daily life activities. 

This day is intended for occupational therapists working across all paediatric settings with an interest in Autism and Cerebral Palsy

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