Meet The Team

ALISON HARROD

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Alison is the Director of Breakthrough Therapy Solutions Ltd. and is an Independent OT. She spends her days completing OT assessments, designing and delivering 1 to 1 therapy programmes, and providing bespoke Brain Injury rehabilitation programmes, in addition to managing the staff team here.

Alison has 16 years experience of working with children with additional needs and acquired brain injury. Following a Music degree (BAHons), Alison completed a PGCert in Autism Education and an MSc in Occupational Therapy. She is registered with the HCPC and RCOT as an independent Occupational Therapist.

Alison also works as a Case Manager for young adults with Brain Injury. Alison has recently completed additional training in Sensory Feeding Difficulties and The Listening Programme ™ and is always on the look out for opportunities to further enhance her practice.

SUE WYATT

SPECIALIST TEACHER

Sue is our Specialist Teacher. She can be found running our Lego therapy, Handwriting and Hand skills group programmes. She is also able to complete 1 to 1 assessments of learning needs using dyslexic screening and other standardised tools. Sue provides specialist reading support and facilitates our parent support groups.

Sue is very interested in supporting families and pupils and can give advice on EHC Plan submissions. Her passion is to understand the child and remove barriers.

Sue is a qualified Primary Teacher with extensive experience of SEND and Inclusion. She has an Advanced Diploma in Special Needs in Education and has recently completed the National SENCO accredited course.

LINDA WEBSTER

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

'Linda has recently joined our OT team and has over 15 years' experience of working with adults and children, many with learning disabilities. Over the last 7 years Linda has worked in a specialist school for children with ASD, many of whom had severe sensory processing challenges. Linda gained her Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration in 2019 and has undertaken further training in how this affects sleep, feeding, and interoception. In her work she has used the 'Alert Programme', 'Zones of Regulation' and Sensory Ladders, along with the ' Interoception Curriculmn' to help people to understand how to recognise and interpret how their body is feeling and the emotions they are experiencing and then to learn strategies to aid their regulation in everyday situations. Linda's other passion is working with children to develop their visual motor and perceptual skills and to teach strategies to improve their memory recall.

CHLOE GLEADHILL

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Chloe is a qualified Occupational Therapist and has worked in various education and healthcare settings. Prior to her MSc in Occupational Therapy, Chloe completed her degree in Psychosocial sciences and has a keen interest and knowledge of psychology. As well as working as an Occupational Therapist in community mental health and the acute hospital setting, she is also a qualified mentor and has worked as a youth worker. She is hugely passionate about working with children and supporting them to fulfil their goals. Chloe loves all things outdoors and enjoys being creative .

MATEUSZ KARASIAK He/Him

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

Mateusz is the Business Administrator for Bursting with Potential. His role varies from answering the phone and emails, to ensuring the business is kept organised and running as it should be, on a day to day basis.

VICKI TANSLEY She/Her

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

Vicki is an OT Assistant within our Team and works 1 to 1 delivering children’s therapy programmes as well as running our Home Education, Early Intervention, Independent Living Skills and Hand Skills groups.

Vicki has worked in a children’s home for SEN children for two years before working in a Specialist school for the past 6 years. Vicki is a qualified HLTA as well as having qualifications in Sensory Integration, Attention Autism and Elklan.

Vicki particularly enjoys working with children from p levels to EYFS. Vicki loves messy play and sensory trays and enjoys creating these for our sessions.

Vicki is currently on maternity leave until October 2022

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