Lindsay Mawdsley - High Hopes Dubai

Lindsay Mawdsley

Senior Occupational Therapist /
Clinical Coordinator
DHA License Number: 77230635-001

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Lindsay is a New Zealand registered Occupational Therapist and is licensed in Dubai Health Authority (DHA). She holds membership with the American Occupational Therapy Association and World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Lindsay received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science while majoring in Occupational Therapy from the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, in 2008. She later completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy through the Otago Polytechnic.

Lindsay has worked in the paediatric field since graduating in 2008. She started in a private practice helping children with learning difficulties. She then joined a school-based service which supported children with moderate physical needs to access the school environment and curriculum. Leading to a position at Homai School for Low Vision in Auckland where she supported the Early Intervention team.

Lindsay started her own private practice in Auckland where she supported a range of children with mild to moderate special needs within a sensory gym environment as well as school-based intervention. Thereafter she relocated to Sydney, Australia, in 2013 and worked at a not-for-profit early intervention organisation. Lindsay moved to Dubai in 2016 to take on the role of a Senior Occupational Therapist at Mediclinic City Hospital.

Lindsay enjoys working alongside parents and community members to ensure holistic development. Parent coaching features strongly in her approach. She is part of High Hopes highly experienced and supportive inter-disciplinary team and enjoys using play based therapy with a child-led approach to help children reach their potential.


  • Bachelor Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Post Graduate Certificate (Occupational Therapy)
  • Stepping Stones Triple P Primary Care (Level 3) and Seminar Series (Level 1)
  • Wilbarger Brushing Protocol for Sensory Defensiveness
  • Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy (certification in progress)
  • Advanced Clinical Reasoning, Assessment and Intervention for Praxis
  • Therapeutic Listening Program
  • Cerebral Palsy and Sensory Processing
  • Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach (TalkTools)
  • Intensive Interaction Approach
  • Perkins School for the Blind: Cortical Visual Impairment Level 1

HER Expertise

  • Amputations
  • Attention Deficit ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioural Support
  • Birth Injuries or Defects
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Illnesses
  • Chronic Pain Patients
  • Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Down Syndrome/Trisomy 21
  • Dyspraxia
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Fatigue
  • Genetic and Chromosomal Conditions
  • Global Development Delay
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hand Therapy
  • Hydrocephaly
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Parent Coaching
  • Rare Disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis juvenile
  • Seating
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Spina Bifida
  • Traumatic brain injuries

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