Our Team Meet some of the People at Links Therapy Company

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    Ann Huc
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    Becky Darnton
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    Lindsey Mitchell
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    Bea Moon
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    Carol Hardy
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    Jenni Fraser
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    Jo Cooper
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    Sue Owen
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ANN HUC

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Ann qualified in 1985 and has worked as an OT in many differing specialities in the UK and Romania. In 2003, after 7 years as Head of Children’s OT Services in Coventry, she took a career break to raise her 2 children, one of whom has complex needs.

During her break from formal OT employment Ann worked very closely with different agencies supporting families and providing training in Disability Awareness on a local and national level.

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BECKY DARNTON

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Becky qualified in 1995, she has worked as a Children’s Occupational Therapist for 18 years both in the school system in the USA and in the NHS community setting (Coventry).

Her special interest is working with children and young people with learning disabilities, complex physical needs and challenging behaviour.

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LINDSEY MITCHELL

Occupational Therapist

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BEA MOON

Occupational Therapist

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CAROL HARDY

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Carol qualified in 1988 and has specialised in paediatrics since 1990. She has worked in Kent, Surrey, Manchester and Coventry, in Children’s Hospitals and in the community. She enjoys working with children and young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, and with complex physical difficulties in both mainstream and specialist schools.

Carol has a wealth of experience working with children and young people undergoing multi-level or complex surgery, requiring pre-surgery planning and post-surgery rehabilitation. She has an excellent knowledge of postural management care and equipment.

Carol has been actively involved in hydrotherapy sessions and Riding for the Disabled groups for a number of years, and thoroughly enjoys working with the children in these environments.

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JENNI FRASER

Speech and Language Therapist

Jenni qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in 1995

She has experience of assessing, diagnosing and treating eating, drinking and swallowing problems (Dysphagia), complex communication and articulation disorders in children (pre-school and school age) and adults with

  • Physical Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Complex physical health needs
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Life-limiting conditions
  • Acquired neurological conditions
  • Mental health problems.

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JO COOPER

Speech and Language Therapist

Jo qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1985 and worked for the NHS, for 29 years, in both clinical and managerial roles. She has a wide range of experience working with children, teenagers and adults who have learning difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and social and emotional difficulties. She is experienced in using augmentative communication aids to support communication, including signs and symbols. She is also qualified to work with children who have feeding difficulties.

Jo enjoys training others and has developed training packages for parents, carers and other professionals who work with children who have communication difficulties.

In 2015 Jo successfully completed her training to act as a Registered Intermediary with young or vulnerable witnesses in the English Criminal Justice System.

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SUE OWEN

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Sue qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1996 and has worked for the NHS for 17 years within a paediatric team. She has a broad range of experience assessing and treating children with speech, language and communication difficulties. Sue specialised in the area of preschool special needs and has considerable experience working with children with global learning difficulties, specific speech and language impairment, Down Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

She is able to offer advice and ongoing therapy to support children in being able to reach their full communication potential. Sue is experienced in introducing alternative communication methods such as signs and symbols. She also has post qualification training and experience in treating mild to moderate feeding difficulties in young children."

Occupational Therapy

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Ann Huc

Occupational Therapist
 
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Becky Darnton

Occupational Therapist
 
 

 

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Lindsey Mitchell

Occupational Therapist
 
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Bea Moon

Occupational Therapist
 
 

 

Physiotherapy

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Carol Hardy

Physiotherapist
 
 

 

Speech and Language Therapy

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Jenni Fraser

Speech and Language Therapist
 
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Jo Cooper

Speech and Language Therapist
 
 

 

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Sue Owen

Speech and Language Therapist