Bridget Brooker Payne

Registered Occupational Therapist

Bridget qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1993 and has since worked in a variety of settings, predominantly specialising working with children and young people. Bridget worked in community and hospital based NHS services for over 20 years, supporting children and families impacted by physical, developmental or learning difficulties. Since 2015 she has worked in an independent special school supporting children with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, developmental coordination disorder, autistic spectrum disorder and attention deficit disorder. She is experienced in engaging with children to identify and set goals to develop their functional independence both at home and school to empower them to prepare for adulthood.

Bridget has post graduate training in sensory integration, child development and the cognitive orientation approach to occupational performance (CO-OP) and can draw on a range of tools to help children problem solve, develop their self awareness and strategies to build confidence to achieve their goals.

Away from work, Bridget is a keen gardener and loves being outdoors, enjoys a little running and cycling. She volunteers as the child welfare officer at her daughters’ football club.