Name: Ritu Iyer, B.O.T., M.O.T (Neurosciences)
HCPC Registration No: OT42864
Job Title: Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Registered With Health and Care Professionals Council
Masters in Occupational Therapy (neurosciences specialty) – 2004
Bachelors in Occupational Therapy – 2002
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists
Ritu qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Santosh College of Occupational Therapy, Ghaziabad, India in 2002. She then did her Masters in Occupational Therapy (neurosciences specialty) from Manipal University, India in 2004.
Ritu is an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience. She is currently working with Trafford’s Children & Young People’s Service. Ritu has worked extensively as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist in social services, education as well as NHS setting. She has specialist knowledge in the assessment and intervention for children and young people (0-19 years) with various complex conditions to enable them to carry out their everyday tasks and activities in home as well school/college. She has up to date knowledge of the relevant legislation and is skilled in the assessment and recommendation of minor and major adaptations; specialist equipment provision; disability access audits in mainstream schools/colleges; fine motor and handwriting assessments and advice; developmental coordination disorder assessment and intervention, and completing detailed moving and handling risk assessments.
Prior to her current post Ritu worked as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist for Children and Young People’s Service in Rochdale Council.
She has a broad experience of assessing adults and children to recommend adaptations, housing, manual handling techniques and specialist equipment to facilitate independence.
Ritu was also employed as a Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist by Chailey Heritage Clinical Services, South Downs Health NHS Trust from October 2005 – April 2006 where she was involved in the assessment, provision and review of specialist equipment and powered mobility at Chailey Heritage Special School and Respite Care.
Prior to this she worked as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist for Four Steps Rehabilitation, Research and Training Centre for children with special needs, New Delhi, India from August 2004 – October 2005 where she was responsible for Planning and implementing individual and/or group interventions using treatment approaches and techniques appropriate to the child.
- Safeguarding adults training – 2013
- Moving and handling update training – 2013
- Level 2 Award in Postural care – 2012
- Safeguarding children training – 2012
- Developmental coordination disorder training – 2008
- Adaptation training – 2008
- Muscular Dystrophy conference in Leeds – 2007
- Law and Good Practice Course by Michael Mandelstam – 2006