Enna is an Occupational Therapy Assistant at The London Children’s Practice. Enna obtained her BSc Occupational Therapy degree at Brunel University of West London. Currently, Enna works for London Children’s practice as a school-based occupational therapy assistant.
Enna has experience volunteering and working across a number of health care settings. visits main stream schools to provide occupational therapy for children who require support with diverse needs. These may include; handwriting difficulties, behavioural needs, emotional regulation, fine and gross motor skills.
Over the course of her degree Enna has completed placements in a number of settings;
Specialist community stroke rehabilitation
Types of intervention provided: Self-care skills development, stairs assessment, equipment provision, home assessments.
General post-acute inpatient rehabilitation
Types of intervention provided: Hand-strengthening, walking practice, wheelchair mobility, breakfast and exercise group sessions. Supporting with transfers, home assessments and equipment provision.
Acute inpatient mental health
Types of intervention provided: Group therapy – Music appreciation, art therapy, focus groups, healthy lifestyle groups, self-care skills. Community meetings.
Paediatric occupational therapy
Types of intervention provided:
Screenings/assessments, Zones of regulation to support emotional regulation, handwriting interventions, self-care skill development. Supporting behaviour in the classroom.
Enna has volunteered for the following organizations and charities: St Bernard’s Hospital Children’s OT summer groups – supporting OT’s in Gibraltar’s local hospital with Occupational therapy group sessions held over the summer. Meshi children’s rehabilitation centre in Jerusalem – supporting children with neurological and physical impairment. Different strokes charity – supporting adults who have experienced a stroke with Thai chi exercises and gross motor skill development.
Enna has completed the following training courses:
STARS core competency training – online course surrounding knowledge regarding Strokes
Training in Early Detection for Early Intervention (TEDEI) – Newcastle university – e-learning course pertaining to typical and atypical motor development in infants aged 0-6 months
Creative Education – YouCan: Promote Emotional Regulation in Autistic Children (issued June 2020)
Motivational interviewing course (MI): Brunel University London (issued March 2020)
Enna has jointly delivered Zones of Regulation training to teaching staff at SEN schools.
Successful interaction with members of the multidisciplinary team has resulted in effective client-centered care.
Completed interventions with people of different communication abilities due to impairments resulting from various conditions such as (learning disabilities, hearing impairments etc).
Successful professional communication with service users, family members and carers.
Enna also speaks Spanish. Outside of work, Enna enjoys running, travelling, sunrise hikes.
Currently waiting for her HCPC registration