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Alice Turnbull (nee Shipman)

BSc Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for children and young adults, including Developmental Delay, Acquired Brain Injury, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Progressive neurological conditions, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy . . .

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Alice is an Occupational Therapist with remarkable professional experience working with children and young adults both in the UK and internationally. Alice gained invaluable experience in her practice at the National Star College, a world-class further education college and rehabilitation centre for young adults with complex disabilities. She has previously worked overseas in Malawi managing a multidisciplinary paediatric practice, assisting in the development and expansion of therapy services in the country. Alice has presented at a number of international forums including the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress and has been a guest lecturer at Coventry, Southampton and Leeds Universities, sharing her passion, knowledge and experience with undergraduates.

Alice is regarded as a friendly and supportive team player who cares passionately about Occupational Therapy and providing high standards of service. She has extensive experience working with children and young adults who have complex cognitive, physical, environmental and social needs, in a number of clinical settings including mainstream and specialist education. She has provided innovative and effective solutions to enable individuals to access and participate meaningfully in activities of daily living. She has worked with individuals with a wide range of conditions and acquired brain injuries, including Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophies, Autism, sensory processing disorder, profound and multiple Learning Difficulties, offering assessments and interventions.

Alice is able to liaise effectively with clients, their carers, families and professionals to develop and prioritise client-centred goal plans and embed her practice. She seeks to come alongside individuals and their families, understanding their motivations in order to provide client centred, realistic and enabling therapy provision.

Alice has a heart for her local community and has shared her knowledge and skills widely providing training sessions for charities and church groups locally to equip individuals to support and further enable inclusion of young people with additional needs.

Alice has previously worked overseas in Malawi managing a multidisciplinary paediatric practice. During her three years in Malawi, Alice assisted in the development and expansion of therapy services in the country and was a part of a group working to establish a curriculum for an Occupational Therapy programme.

Alice has a 1st Class Honours degree in Occupational Therapy and has completed a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) extending and diversifying her skill set. She is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and is a member of the BAOT and College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent and Neurological Practice.

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