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About Me



Childrens Occupational Therapist

Hi there, my name is Sally Hills-Davis. Welcome to The Practical Child. Since 2008, I’ve been working as a certified Occupational Therapist working with children. I have also undertaken the Bobath Foundation course, an 8 week post registration course in Neuro-Development Treatment and Allied Neurological Conditions. In addition to this i have completed the course Early Assessment and Intervention with babies and Young Children.   l specialise in child development and really enjoy supporting parents and care givers with all kinds of developmental and functional difficulties that impact on a child's wellbeing and their ability to engage in the activities that they want to do. These can be skills such as playing with friends, joining in sports, cooking, handwriting, organizational skills, dressing and potty/toilet training . For babies it maybe being able to roll onto the side to or sit up to play with the childs favorite toy.

I am also supporting parents and care givers of pre-term babies/babies and children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, autism, DCD and a range of disabilities as well as assisting with child behavior improvement strategies. This is my passion and i want to share my knowledge, experience and tips with you and your child to support positive outcomes.
I live on the south coast of England on a boat with my husband Michael. Between us, we have 4 children and 8 beautiful grandchildren so i have plenty of empathy and understanding of the joys, trials and tribulations of raising children in today's world.

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