Rachael Gartland

About Me


I am a parent of two children so therefore understand the importance of working hard to support family and also in helping them to achieve their best in life.

Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 2010 I have worked in Paediatrics. This has been a passion of mine since I was a young child. I have always enjoyed helping others and caring for those around me. Supporting children to achieve activities which others may take for granted is something that I find very satisfying.

I am registered with the HCPC and also a member of BAOT/COT and the Sensory Integration Network. I always ensure that I keep myself up to date with current research and practice as well as receiving regular supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).


Qualifications and Recent Training:




  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • PGC Sensory Integration




  • Member of Sensory Integration Network
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Enhanced DSB online


Training (processes)


  • Student Education
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Interdisciplinary Working
  • ECAF Training
  • EHC planning process
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding


Recent Training (clinical)


  • Sensory Processing Disorders (Lucy Miller)
  • Diagnosing ASD in complex presentations (GOSH)
  • Down’s Syndrome and behaviour management
  • Postural management (Simple Stuff Works)
  • Wakefield Training
  • Postural Management (Symmetrikit)
  • Cerebral Palsy management and treatment (Jo Coghill Paediatrician)
  • Oral Motor skills and sensory feeding difficulties (NHS Peterborough SaLT and OT team)
  • Attention and Engagement Autism Training (Gina Davies, Specialist SaLT)
  • DIR Floortime Introduction (Denise Wilson , OT and Play Therapist)
  • Eye Gaze and Assistive Technology (Inclusive Technology)
  • Do we still need to Learn to Write? (Lois Addy)
  • ASD study day (UoN)
  • Parenting our extraordinary children- the magic and the challenges (Carrie Grant)
  • P4C – Partnering for change (Sahana Bolton)
  • The Autism Experience (High Five)
  • Puberty in ASD (Target Autism , Ron Futuna and Angela Capper)
  • Using sensory strategies to reduce restraint (Sensory Project, Kath Smith and Ros Urwin)
  • Trauma and Loss (Dr Karen Treisman)
  • How to make an unhappy autistics into happy adults (Dr Luke Beardon)