About Sensory Worx
We are set up to provide professional, accessible services to individuals, families, care organisations, mainstream, specialist and independent schools, local authorities, NHS trusts, charities, case managers and healthcare providers. All therapists are HCPC and BAOT registered with enhanced DBS clearance.
We have provided training and information sessions with NHS England to promote understanding of sensory issues and ASD in the North East of England.
We are highly experienced, with excellent outcomes in specialist sensory assessment (including SIPT assessment) and provision of sensory therapy solutions, incorporating Sensory Integration Therapy, by fully qualified Sensory Integration Therapists. The use of a wide variety of communication techniques and support, including Intensive Interaction are interwoven in our therapeutic approaches allowing us to achieve exceptional outcomes and improvements in quality of life.
We are specialists in providing bespoke and generic training sessions and modules in understanding and addressing sensory needs and behavioural support solutions.
Our aim is to
“provide the highest quality, supportive therapy services to allow our customers to achieve their potential, gain quality of life, access the support they need at the right time”
Claire Stirland Msc BSc (Hons) PgCert PgDip is our Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist.
Claire qualified as an Occupational Therapist with an MSc in 2005 and has over 14 years experience of working in the NHS, with adults and children with sensory processing difficulties, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, learning difficulties, behavioural support needs, mental health issues, attachment disorder, as well as neurological, genetic and motor issues.
Claire has extensive experience of working with people with Autism and ADHD. She has achieved consistently excellent outcomes with her patients’ and their families. Claire established Sensory Worx in 2017.
Claire is passionate about improving understanding of sensory issues in caring situations, families, education, amongst professionals and across the community generally. Claire has been able to provide support and coaching to many families, carers and professionals in understanding and meeting sensory needs. In 2015 she qualified as a Sensory Integration Therapist.
Claire has completed training with significant experience of Intensive Interaction and is very experienced in a variety of supportive communication methods and tools. She has experience in using the ALERT programme successfully and has incorporated a number of personalised sensory regulation awareness tools for patients. Claire has developed and delivered a wide variety of specialist training to families, carers, professionals and education services based on her experiences and qualifications.
Clive Stirland is our Business and Office Manager
Clive has worked as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years across a wide variety of roles. He has an extensive understanding of Occupational Therapy services and processes. Clive has responsibility for day to day office management, policies, processes and administration. Clive consults on strategic direction for Sensory Worx.
Ailsa Hutchinson BSc (Hons) PgCert is an Occupational Therapist & Sensory Integration Therapist
Ailsa has worked extensively in a range of different settings, including child and adult mental health services, brain injury rehabilitation, community learning disability services and forensic services for young people. She is also about to train in sensory attachment interventions, which is a passion of hers.
In line with Sensory Worx, Ailsa always incorporates assessment of neurodevelopmental, developmental (physical, emotional, communication, social and sensory), early life experience and environmental factors to establish barriers to wellbeing, skill building, learning, function and social interaction.