Our Team Meet the people at Links Therapy Company

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    Ann Huc
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    Becky Darnton
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    Kyla Craig
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    Lindsey Mitchell
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    Priti Shah
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    Rosie Goy
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    Bea Moon
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    Carol Hardy
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    Marie Daniel
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    Sara Kirby
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    Jenni Fraser
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    Jo Cooper
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    Sue Owen
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    Giselle Ford
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    Nicky Wilkinson
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ANN HUC

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Ann qualified in 1985 and has worked as an OT in many differing specialities in the UK and Romania. In 2003, after 7 years as Head of Children’s OT Services in Coventry, she took a career break to raise her 2 children, one of whom has complex needs.

During her break from formal OT employment Ann worked very closely with different agencies supporting families and providing training in Disability Awareness on a local and national level.

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BECKY DARNTON

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Becky qualified in 1995, she has worked as a Children’s Occupational Therapist for 18 years both in the school system in the USA and in the NHS community setting (Coventry).

Her special interest is working with children and young people with learning disabilities, complex physical needs and challenging behaviour.

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KYLA CRAIG

Occupational Therapist

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LINDSEY MITCHELL

Occupational Therapist

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PRITI SHAH

Occupational Therapist

Priti qualified as an Occupational Therapist in June 2015 with a first class honours degree from Coventry University. Prior to her training, Priti completed a degree in Business and Management and spent five years working for an investment management company. She then became an IT trainer for a non-profit organisation based in London.

Priti is passionate about working with children with special needs, physical disabilities and learning disabilities. She has worked in both mainstream and specialist school. Priti has supported primary school teachers in establishing meaningful movement programmes to develop gross and fine motor skills in school setting.

ROSIE GOY

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Since qualifying in 1999 as an Occupational Therapist Rosie has worked in a variety of learning disability services for teenagers and adults with a variety of additional needs.

She has experience of both health and social care settings in the community and has worked alongside special schools in developing young people’s living skills in preparation for moving on from school.

Her special interests include working with young people who have learning disabilities and complex needs including challenging behaviour.

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BEA MOON

Occupational Therapy Assistant

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CAROL HARDY

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Carol qualified in 1988 and has specialised in paediatrics since 1990. She has worked in Kent, Surrey, Manchester and Coventry, in Children’s Hospitals and in the community. She enjoys working with children and young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, and with complex physical difficulties in both mainstream and specialist schools.

Carol has a wealth of experience working with children and young people undergoing multi-level or complex surgery, requiring pre-surgery planning and post-surgery rehabilitation. She has an excellent knowledge of postural management care and equipment.

Carol has been actively involved in hydrotherapy sessions and Riding for the Disabled groups for a number of years, and thoroughly enjoys working with the children in these environments.

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MARIE DANIEL

Physiotherapist

Marie qualified as a physiotherapist in 1976 and spent 5 years working in hospitals, in and around Coventry, before specialising in working with children and young people in 1989. She has worked in the NHS, within paediatrics since then, in both clinical and managerial roles.

Marie has extensive experience in assessing and treating children and young people in both mainstream and special schools. She has also worked with adults in Coventry Adult Learning Difficulty Service, offering 1:1 treatments and advice on postural management and moving and handling issues.

Marie has provided a broad based physio service within a college of further education. Working closely with educational, nursing, therapy and sports coaches, integrated programmes promoting independence were devised and delivered to day and residential students. She has also worked for a children’s charity, seeing babies, pre-school and school age children.

Marie has post qualification training in the neurodevelopmental approach supporting children with Cerebral Palsy. She has experience of devising and delivering a range of training around mobility, balance and coordination difficulties.

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SARA KIRBY

Nurse Advisor for children and young people with complex health care needs

Having been qualified as a nurse for 30 years, Sara has been fortunate to have a varied career which has provided her with opportunities to work in lots of different settings. This has included acute medical and intensive care hospital settings in the UK and abroad extending out into the local community during the past 15 years specialising in children and young people with complex healthcare needs. She has worked as a children and young people’s lecturer at Coventry University and has lots of experience teaching children, young people and their families, nurses and carers how to meet clinical health needs such as enteral feeding, ventilation, tracheostomy, oxygen therapy etc.

Sara also has experience of coordinating care packages for children and young people with complex care needs, supporting families to live their lives in the community with access to the services their child requires when they need them.

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JENNI FRASER

Speech and Language Therapist

Jenni qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in 1995

She has experience of assessing, diagnosing and treating eating, drinking and swallowing problems (Dysphagia), complex communication and articulation disorders in children (pre-school and school age) and adults with

  • Physical Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Complex physical health needs
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Life-limiting conditions
  • Acquired neurological conditions
  • Mental health problems.

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JO COOPER

Speech and Language Therapist

Jo qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1985 and worked for the NHS, for 29 years, in both clinical and managerial roles. She has a wide range of experience working with children, teenagers and adults who have learning difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and social and emotional difficulties. She is experienced in using augmentative communication aids to support communication, including signs and symbols. She is also qualified to work with children who have feeding difficulties.

Jo enjoys training others and has developed training packages for parents, carers and other professionals who work with children who have communication difficulties.

In 2015 Jo successfully completed her training to act as a Registered Intermediary with young or vulnerable witnesses in the English Criminal Justice System.

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SUE OWEN

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Sue qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1996 and has worked for the NHS for 17 years within a paediatric team. She has a broad range of experience assessing and treating children with speech, language and communication difficulties. Sue specialised in the area of preschool special needs and has considerable experience working with children with global learning difficulties, specific speech and language impairment, Down Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

She is able to offer advice and ongoing therapy to support children in being able to reach their full communication potential. Sue is experienced in introducing alternative communication methods such as signs and symbols. She also has post qualification training and experience in treating mild to moderate feeding difficulties in young children."

GISELLE FORD

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Giselle qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2004 and has worked in both the NHS and private sectors for over 12 years.

She has a broad range of clinical experience in paediatric teams across settings, such as, schools (both mainstream and alternative provisions), clinics, nurseries and specialist units.

Giselle enjoys working alongside others to help children and young adults with communication difficulties, to reach their full potential, empowering those who work closely with the child and impacting on the child's environment through the introduction of augmentative communication such as signs and symbols.

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NICKY WILKINSON

Admin Assistant

Occupational Therapy

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Ann Huc

Occupational Therapist
 
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Becky Darnton

Occupational Therapist
 
 

 

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Kyla Craig

Occupational Therapist
 
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Lindsey Mitchell

Occupational Therapist
 
 

 

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Priti Shah

Occupational Therapist
 
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Bea Moon

Occupational Therapy Assistant 
 
 

 

Physiotherapy

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Carol Hardy

Physiotherapist
 
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Marie Daniel

Physiotherapist
 
 

 

Nursing

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Sara Kirby

Nurse Advisor
 
 

 

Speech and Language Therapy

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Jenni Fraser

Speech and Language Therapist
 
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Jo Cooper

Speech and Language Therapist
 
 

 

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Sue Owen

Speech and Language Therapist
 
 

 

Administration

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Nicky Wilkinson

Admin Assistant