Anna White, B.S. OT (Ireland)

Occupational Therapist

“Supporting clients in developing the necessary skills to live, learn, work and play at optimum independence is at the very core of my professional endeavours”.

As an Occupational Therapist, I am intrinsically aware of the challenges encountered by children with special needs, their families and the professional staff entrusted in their care.  Having had the privilege to work with children, teenagers and young adults of cultural diversity enriched my practice as an Occupational Therapist and provided me with first-hand exposure to globalized social support structures and educational practices.

Graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, I worked in a Center for Independent Living in Ireland, designed for young adults with physical and sensory needs.

Moving to Dubai in 2015, I have worked in various multidisciplinary teams, where the primary focus areas have included assessing and supporting clients with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, learning difficulties, motor-based difficulties, sensory integration difficulties and behavioral support needs.

Over the past five years, I have provided OT services both in clinics and schools, designing purpose-built learning environments aimed to enrich attention, motivation and academic success. I strive to enhance my clinical knowledge and expertise through engagement in continued professional development courses and leading community training conferences and events.

Occupational Therapy can benefit children, adolescence and adults who fall into several categories, from individuals with existing diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, developmental delays and sensory processing disorders to individuals with no diagnosable difficulties that are having difficulty participating in activities of daily living at home, in school or in their community.

Clients I work with:

  • Fine Motor/Gross Motor difficulties
  • Eye-Hand coordination difficulties
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Decreased strength or range of motion
  • Self-care delays
  • Social difficulties
  • Visual Motor delays
  • Visual Perceptual delays
  • Handwriting difficulties
  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Behavioural concerns
  • Attention difficulties
  • Executive Functioning difficultie

expertise

  • Specialized and Individualized Occupational Therapist assessment
  • Providing intervention in the areas of:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    • Developmental Delays
    • Learning Difficulties
    • Sensory Integration
    • Behavioral Support
    • Vocational and Transition Support
    • Social Skills
  • One-to-one and group intervention
  • Parent and Family Training

Qualifications and memberships

  • B.S.  Occupational Therapy, Ireland
  • Certified in Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) module 1 and 2, UK
  • Completion of online Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT) training course (40 hours)
  • ASDAN certified in the delivery of Employability and Personal and Social Development qualifications, UK