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Hayley Goodwin

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Qualifing in 2006 from University of East Anglia, I have spent most of my career with adults and children who are neurodivergent. Working in a range of setting in the NHS including mental health inpatient units, community learning disabilities team, community paediatric team, including leading and managing large therapy teams. 



I set up Herts Beds OT because I wanted to support and help people who like me, struggle with the activities they need and want to do. I am dyslexic and have ADHD with sensory processing difficulties, so I found participation in daily living activities, especially school challenging. This is why I am passionate in supporting people to understand their strengths and help to overcome limitations. 


My practice is neurodiversity affirming. The work I do is around acceptance and inclusion. I work alongside people working on what is important to them, helping them to develop strategies, tools and accommodations.


I have had additional training throughout my career, more recently completing the Ayres’ Sensory Integration training. I am also trained in Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) and Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (COOP). I hold professional members with National Handwriting Association (NHA), Sensory Network, Sensory Project. I am registered with the Health Care Professional Councils and I am a member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT). 


I volunteer as a governor at my local village primary school and I am the Eastern Region Rep for Independent Occupational Therapist. I enjoy yoga and walking my therapy dog!

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