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Jill is an occupational therapist specialising in paediatrics. She initially worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years and was the deputy head occupational therapist at the Royal Free Hospital in 1971! During the 1990's she left the NHS and after training in sensory integration, established an independent practice working with adaptations to property, but also as a consultant to a range of paediatric settings such as the RNIB and London School for the Blind. The Christmas Children's Clinic was established in the early 1990's with a team of up to 5 occupational therapists working there at any one time and there had always been a desire to have a multi-agency centre since the 1980's. In 2011 this vision moved a step further when she handed over the clinic to a new team and the clinic is now based at the Salomon's Campus Tunbridge Wells. Jill is married to an architect and has a son and a daughter, with 3 young grandchildren who she sees weekly. She is involved in her local church - in particular building up the youth side and has lots of interests as well as retaining a professional consultancy to the clinic and for providing talks to interested parties on childrens; conditions that she has seen and treated over the years.
"I recently bought your book and have been working through it with my pupils. They LOVE it. They are fascinated that the dinosaurs have the same difficulties that they do and it just opens them up to sharing their difficulties. What is interesting is that these pupils are aged 11-14 but all of them love the book, and the characters." Anita Bradshaw, specialist teacher of pupils with Autism "Sensory Dinosaurs uses interesting story-based narratives to explain different sensory processing difficulties. It takes away the pressure of telling children of their own difficulties, which can be daunting, and is instead focused on lovely dinosaur cartoon characters. The stories are lively and give some positive notes. One may think that dinosaurs are more a 'boy thing' but it will seem appropriate and enjoyable for all children." British Journal of Occupational Therapy