Laura Reid - High Hopes Dubai

Laura Reid

Senior Occupational Therapist
DHA License Number: 00209341-002

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Laura Reid is a British Occupational Therapist with 7 years’ experience, licensed by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Health and Care Professions Council, UK (HCPC). She has worked both in the UK and the UAE in various paediatric settings including Children’s Hospital’s, therapy centres, home care, special needs schools as well as mainstream schools and nurseries.

Laura has vast experience delivering comprehensive assessments and holistic, evidence-based interventions both on an individual and group basis. She always keeps the family at the centre of all care and believes in educating those around the child to ensure that the highest level of independence is achieved.

She has experience working with a multitude of diagnoses but has a special interest in supporting children with complex needs, to improve their quality of life using a Sensory Integration approach in which she is certified in.

Laura is passionate about learning and thrives to be best possible therapist she can be, she does this by regularly attending courses, engaging in conferences and reflecting on her own practice.


  • Are they making progress? Feeding Assessment, Goal Setting and Monitoring of a child’s feeding
  • Basic Life Support
  • Careflex- Sepcialist Seating Assessment
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) for Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy
  • Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment: An Overview and Understanding
  • Intensive role of Occupational Therapists in feeding therapy (SOS feeding approach)
  • Introduction to Bobath for Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Makaton level 1 and 2
  • Occupational Therapy for children with Development Co-ordination Disorder
  • Occupational Therapy for children with Handwriting Difficulties
  • Sensational Babies- meeting sensory needs in early intervention
  • Sensory Based Feeding and Eating Difficulties
  • Sensory Integration and Early Intervention
  • Sensory Integration Continuing Education Certificate Program
  • Sensory Integration Evaluation and Clinical Reasoning
  • Sensory Integration Treatment: From Intervention to Participation
  • Supporting Children with Feeding Difficulties
  • Theoretical Foundations of Sensory Integration
  • Training in Early Detection for Early Intervention
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

HER Expertise

  • Amputations
  • Attention deficit ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Birth injuries or defects- neural tube defects, microcephaly, congenital ataxia, Chiari malformation
  • Broken bones or orthopaedic injuries
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Chronic pain patients
  • Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Down Syndrome/Trisomy 21
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases
  • Dyspraxia
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Fatigue
  • Genetic and chromosomal conditions
  • Global Development Delay
  • Hand or Foot injuries
  • Hemophilia
  • Hydrocephaly
  • Learning disabilities (handwriting, visual motor and visual perceptual difficulties)
  • Mental health or behavioural problems
  • Neurological deficits – Stroke, Guillian Barre syndrome
  • Rare genetic diseases/chromosomal disorders such as CDKL5, VATER Syndrome, Angelman’s syndrome, Rett’s syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis juvenile
  • Seating
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

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