Hi, I'm Jo....
I am Jo Judge, a Specialist Children’s Occupational Therapist. I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2009 from the University of Derby. During my Occupational Therapy training I was lucky to have a paediatric practice placement. This confirmed my aspirations of wanting to work with children in my future career.
I have experience of working in the community with children of varying complexities. I am very used to working with children in their own homes, schools and in nurseries. I am passionate about ensuring all children have equal access to education and to provide strategies to help them to reach their potential in life whatever that may be.
I am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT). I have an enhanced DBS and professional indemnity insurance. I am a member of the RCOT Specialist Section – Children, Young People and Families. I am also a member of the Sensory Integration Network.
I pride myself on working hard to develop a lasting rapport with the families that I work with, building up trust with them and working together to enable children to reach their full potential in their everyday lives.
I have experience of working with a variety of children with differing diagnoses including:
Physical Disabilities eg. Cerebral Palsy
Coordination Difficulties and Poor Motor Planning and Organisation Skills eg. Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) / Dyspraxia
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Fine and Gross Motor Difficulties
Sensory Processing Difficulties
Visual Perception Difficulties
QUALIFICATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS
Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT).
RCOT Specialist Section – Children, Young People and Families.
Sensory Integration Network.