Next 2 day MAKATON (Levels 1 and 2) Training Course in Oxford: 2nd & 3rd April. Fee: £120 per person (incl. manuals). Contact us if you wish to attend.

Alexa Sugar-Derichs

Type of therapist: Occupational Therapy

Location: Cambridgeshire

Skills

Developmental delay Sensory processing Sensory modulation Sensory discrimination Emotional regulation Balance and coordination Postural control Gross motor skills Praxis Bilateral integration and sequencing Fine motor skills Eye-hand coordination Attention Working memory Handwriting Self care Organisational skills Visual perceptual skills Confidence Social and emotional development

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health (2007)
  • Study of Occupational Therapy at the School of Occupational Therapy, Germany (2000)
  • Training:
  • the DIRFloortime® Certificate of Proficiency (2019)
  • advanced training in Sensory Integration in Germany (2002-2007)

CV

  • Independent OT for Owl Therapy Centre, Cambridge, UK (Feb. 2019 - present)
  • Independent OT (December 2016 - Feb. 2019)
  • Independent Tutor, teaching German at homes and in schools, Cambridge, UK (Sep. 2017 – present)
  • Children’s Occupational Therapist at Ida Darwin, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Cambridge and Fulbourn (August 2015-April 2016)
  • Career break to raise a family (February 2011 – August 2015 and September 2008 – August 2009)
  • OT at MARC, a rehabilitation centre in Germany (Sep. 2009-Jan 2011 as a OT team leader and Oct.2001-Aug.2008) working with children and adults
  • Occupational Therapist at St. Thekla, a nursery in Germany (Dec. 2001-Dec. 2005) working with children with special needs

Interesting / fun facts

  • Interested in multilingualism, speaking Englisch, German, Spanish and Hungarian (my own children are currently fluent in three languages)
  • After raising own children currently re-descovering the importance of play and relationship through DIR-Floortime training