BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (UK)
Basic DIRFloortime® Provider
Clare is an Occupational Therapist with over 14 years experience in a range of clinical areas. Clare graduated from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy in 2002. Since graduation, Clare has worked across NHS trusts in Scotland and England, gaining experience in many hospital-based and community settings. She began working for SPOT Children’s Centre in 2017.
While working with adult clients in the UK, Clare developed a Specialist interest in Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury rehabilitation. Clare’s neurodevelopmental experience in this area and passion for supporting individuals to maximise their functional independence, provided an excellent grounding for her work as a Paediatric therapist. Over the last 4 years, Clare has worked with families across Hong Kong, supporting children with a variety of needs including Developmental Delay, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dysgraphia, ADHD and ASD. Clare has completed training in the application of Sensory Integration in treatment and also completed the certification course to enable her to become a provider of the Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) curriculum. She has also completed her training in the DIR FloorTime approach to treatment and is a Basic DIRFloortime® Provider.
Clare is passionate about developing positive therapeutic relationships with her clients and their families and believes that excellent communication skills are paramount in supporting the therapeutic process. She is a member of the Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) Team at SPOT Centre and as such works closely with the multi-disciplinary team to support a holistic approach to assessment and treatment for each child.