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Marie Taylor

Type of therapist: Occupational Therapy

Location: Worcestershire


Developmental delay Balance and coordination Postural control Bilateral integration and sequencing Fine motor skills Eye-hand coordination Handwriting Self care Organisational skills Visual perceptual skills Gross motor skills


  • BSc Hons Occupational Therapy 1998
  • Bobath post graduate training 2005


  • Name: Marie Taylor
  • Date of Birth: 5th July 1975
  • Education
  • Autumn 2005 Bobath Centre – London Post Graduate Paediatric Bobath
  • Course - Qualified
  • 1995 – 1998 Nene College HE, Northampton - BSc Hons Occupational Therapy
  • - Graduated with 2.2 Degree
  • 1993 – 1995 Mid Warwickshire College FE - BTec Higher National Diploma in
  • Social Care – Merit
  • 1991 – 1993 Evesham College FE - BTec National Diploma in
  • Social Care – Merit
  • 1989 – 1991 St Angelas RC School - 9 x GCSE’s grade B-E
  • Professional Membership
  • I am a member of British Association of Occupational Therapists and registered with Health Professionals Council.
  • Current Position and Experience
  • I am currently working as a Band 7 (Advanced) Community Paediatric Occupational Therapist. I work as part of Warwickshire’s Integrated Disability Team for children and I am part of a growing Occupational Therapy service. I carry a diverse caseload of children 0-19 years old with a variety of difficulties including complex needs, severe learning difficulties, life threatening illness, co-ordination difficulties, and handwriting difficulties. I am a supervisor to members of the team and work closely with managers in dealing with departmental leadership issues.
  • I started working in paediatrics in July 1999 as a Basic Grade Occupational Therapist and gradually worked through the grades into my current position. I have been lucky to remain in the same team and have worked actively with colleagues and managers to develop the service and make significant improvements in the way we work. We have integrated with Social Services and get involved in all therapy interventions, equipment needs and minor and major adaptations to both homes and schools. We have developed traded services, which allow parents and schools to pay for specialist services linked to Sensory Integration, neurodevelopmental input and co-ordination/handwriting assessments.
  • I have developed the neuro hand splinting service and I am one of the departments splinting therapists.
  • I am a trained Bobath Therapist and have experience of working with children with complex therapy and equipment needs. I work closely with colleagues to develop their neuro-developmental skills as I see it as part of my role to integrate Bobath techniques into the team’s daily practice.
  • I am a trained fieldwork educator with Coventry University and regularly have students on placement.
  • One of my future goals is to improve working relationships with the consultants who carry out Botox treatment with children who have cerebral palsy and develop therapy services directly after treatment to further enhance function following Botox.
  • I also have a interest in sensory processing and I am in the process of developing my skills in this area by working towards completing the Certificate in Ayre Sensory Integration.
  • Since November 2009 I have become involved in private practice and have had a number of cases across the West Midlands. These cases include children and adults with traumatic brain injuries, Cerebral Palsy, spinal injuries and co-ordination/handwriting difficulties. I have been involved in therapy sessions, equipment, adaptations and hand splinting. I am also working as a Case Manager for CCMS (Community Case Management Services) which involves supporting families and managing their therapeutic journey through the litigation process. I now work part time for the NHS and part time privately.
  • Courses Attended
  • During the 19 years I have worked as an Occupational Therapist I have attended a number of training courses, including full Bobath Training, introduction to sensory processing, courses on Developmental co-ordination difficulties, Hand splinting, training on housing adaptations, Chailey training, training on principles of seating and equipment provision. The courses listed below outline some of the relevant courses I have attended.
  • 2020 - Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration – in progress
  • 2020 - Adaptations workshops as part of an adaptations conference
  • 2019 - Specialist Sling training – Premiere Healthcare
  • 2019 - Annual Case Management Conference
  • 2016-2019 – Case Management related courses.
  • 2015 - Induction Dysphagia Training
  • 2013 - Three day Understanding Sensory Processing Training – SI Network
  • 2013 - JCM specialist seating workshop
  • 2012 - Children’s Housing Adaptations training day
  • 2012 - 2 day course on neoprene and thermoplastic hand splinting
  • 2012 - Chailey Training
  • 2012 - 3 day course on Developmental Co-ordination Disorder – Sid Chu
  • 2010 - Jacqueline Webb Conference
  • 2008 - Discussion Forum on Botox Therapy in Treating Children with
  • Cerebral Palsy (half day session)
  • 2007 - Sensory Processing Away Day (1 day in-service training)
  • 2007 - Hands on approach to understanding Perceptual, Sensory & Motor
  • Difficulties (half day in-service training)
  • 2007 - Excellence in Report Writing and Witness Skills (2 day course)
  • 2006 - British Association Bobath Trained Therapists - Workshop
  • Enhancing Clinical Skills (1 day course)
  • 2005 - Bobath Training (8 week course)
  • 2005 - Disabled Facilities Grants: Law and Good Practice Guidance (1 day
  • course)
  • 2004 - Casting Splinting Course (1 day course)
  • 2004 - Modernising Practice Placements (1 day course)
  • 2003 - Leading an Empowered Organisation Management Training (3 day
  • course)
  • 2003 - Coventry University Fieldwork Educators Refresher Workshop.
  • Employment History
  • July 2004 – Current Date - Warwickshire PCT – Band 7 (Senior I) Advanced
  • Paediatric Community Occupational Therapist
  • February 2001 – July 2004 - South Warwickshire PCT – Senior II Paediatric
  • Community Occupational Therapist
  • July 1999 – February 2001 - South Warwickshire PCT – Basic Grade Paediatric
  • Community Occupational Therapist
  • August 1998 – July 1999 - Alexandra Hospital Redditch – Basic Grade
  • Occupational Therapist - Orthopaedics & Elderly
  • Prior to and during my training as an Occupational Therapist I worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (Bank Employee), been involved in planning and running play schemes for children with disabilities and I have worked for Social Services as a Sessional Worker with children with disabilities.
  • Personal Interests
  • I am a keen musician and I play Clarinet up to a Grade 8 standard, Alto Saxophone and Soprano Saxophone. I play regularly for the Stratford Concert Band, a saxophone quartet and a small Jazz/swing band. I am part of a village amateur dramatics groups and get involved with performing in the bi-annual charity fundraising show. Along with my husband I provide music for our local church and organise children from the village to play their instruments during services. I also enjoy running, walking, cycling and going to concerts and the theatre.

Interesting / fun facts

  • Play Clarinet and Saxophone and play in a variety of music groups
  • I enjoy family time, walking, cycling and running.

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