Lauren’s role at ACM is to provide neuro-occupational therapy to clients with acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal injury, or other complex disabilities. She uses her skills and knowledge to provide bespoke neuro-rehabilitation to clients. Her role involves:
- Undertaking comprehensive initial assessments of clients rehabilitation needs and providing detailed written reports;
- Delivering bespoke rehabilitation programmes within the client’s home and community setting;
- Advising on equipment and specialist seating;
- Working closely with architects and equipment providers when clients are having their home adapted to meet their needs;
- Provision of bespoke training sessions to care teams to assist them in developing and applying skills to engage clients in daily living using strategies taught during rehabilitation.
Prior to joining ACM, Lauren gained experience working in NHS community settings with a variety of clients who had physical and cognitive difficulties as a result of acquired brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and progressive neurological conditions. She also has experience in the field of amputee and orthopaedic cases.
Lauren has a keen interest in cognitive rehabilitation and fatigue management, using a practical and goal orientated approach to maximise client’s potential for independent living. In addition, Lauren is trained in the use of the Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills (AMPS), which provides a standardised tool to demonstrate client progress and development, and effectiveness of interventions provided.
Lauren is an Interactive Metronome® certified provider. She is able to use this tool to deliver assessment and treatment programs for clients with neurological deficits that affect motor and cognitive functioning.