Monday, 3 February 2014

Wed 12th FEB – SHOUT:Focus on Learning Disabilities

For the February SHOUT! on WEDNESDAY 12th FEBRUARY, we welcome two speakers who are offering us new insights and perspectives on working with those who have Learning disabilities.

Whether you currently work with Service Users with Learning Disabilities, have an interest in working in this area, or simply want to find out about the role of an OT in this setting then this talk is for you!

Emma Stockdale

       The speakers come with diverse and varied experience of working in the field of Learning Disabilities, both prior to coming to Occupational Therapy, and in conjunction with their studies.  Emma Stockdale gained a degree in Music and subsequently used this to teach and facilitate workshops for those with Autism and learning disabilities. She is currently finishing her studies in OT alongside working as an OT assistant with adults with Autism, learning disabilities and Down syndrome and specialises in Rebound Therapy and the use of Intensive interaction to engage socially withdrawn service users.

Holly Fenton

To add a different dimension to the talk we also have another aspiring OT, Holly Fenton, whom has extensive years of experience as a support worker within the Health and Social Care Field; predominantly specialising in work with service users with complex needs and Autism. She pioneered an Occupational Therapy Assistant role when the company hired their first OT and has been trained in Makaton (language programme that uses signs and symbols) and Picture Exchange Communication. Further to this she has run therapy sessions within the setting on topics ranging from sensory interaction to cooking, and carved out and developed a careers pathway for individuals within the service.

Collectively Emma and Holly promise to give an interesting and

fresh insight into how to work as an OT in this area and will leave 

you feeling inspired about continuing/ beginning / looking  into a

 career within this field.

Look forward to seeing you there!
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