Emily Jane Calladine
BSc Occupational therapy, York St John University, 2016.
BSc Chemistry, The University of York, 2008.
Alongside clinical practice I also work as a Kindergarten Assistant. This role contributes to my learning and understanding of child development, including the use of play to aid sensory development and integration.
Specialising in neurodevelopmental conditions, providing diagnostic assessment and occupational therapy interventions for adults. Additional interests in child development, sensory integration, and therapeutic benefits of ecotherapy.
My practice is guided by a person-centred, holistic approach which allows me to understand the occupational needs of the individual and how to use occupation to improve health and wellbeing. It is important for me to understand what motivates each client and help them to recognise their own strengths and abilities.
In your own words
I thoroughly enjoyed working within the Retreat’s inpatient services and now I am grateful to be part of the Neurodevelopmental service, working with incredibly knowledgeable and thoughtful staff. I am grateful for the opportunity to help people with what is important to them and to live their lives meaningfully.
I love spending time in green spaces, particularly gardening at our allotment – where I feel most peaceful. Looking after other people’s dogs and practising daily meditation helps me manage stress and anxiety. When life is overwhelming, I try to be kind to myself and recognise the ‘small’ achievements.
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