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Laura Reid

Occupational Therapist
Laura is a highly specialized Paediatric Occupational Therapist, having graduated from York St John University in England in 2015. Her dedication to excellence is evidenced by her licensure with both the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Health and Care Professions Council, UK (HCPC), ensuring she adheres to the highest professional standards.
Her professional journey has taken her across borders, from the UK to the UAE, where she has accumulated extensive expertise in diverse paediatric environments. From children’s hospitals to therapy centers, from home care to special needs schools, mainstream schools, and nurseries, Laura’s experience encompasses a wide spectrum of settings. This breadth enables her to tailor her interventions precisely to the unique needs of the families she serves.
Laura’s approach is grounded in comprehensive assessments and evidence-based interventions, which she delivers with a holistic perspective. She emphasizes the importance of not only directly assisting the child but also educating and empowering their families and caregivers. By fostering understanding and collaboration, she believes she can maximize the child’s independence and overall quality of life.
Her professional interests are broad, but she holds a particular passion for supporting children with complex needs, feeding therapy, and addressing low vision. In her practice, Laura employs a Sensory Integrative approach, ensuring that her interventions are finely tuned to each child’s sensory needs and preferences.
Driven by her commitment to excellence, Laura continually seeks opportunities for growth and development. Whether through attending courses, participating in conferences, or reflecting on her practice, she remains dedicated to honing her skills and staying abreast of the latest advancements in her field.
  • Attention deficit ADD/ADHD
  • Sensory Processing Difficulties
  • Early Intervention
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy (including Constraint Induced Movement Therapy)
  • Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyspraxia/ DCD
  • Global Development delay
  • Learning Difficulties, including Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
  • Learning disabilities (handwriting, visual motor and visual perceptual difficulties)
  • Neurological deficits – Stroke, traumatic brain injury
  • Neuromuscular diseases such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Rare genetic diseases/chromosomal disorders include CDKL5, Williams Syndrome, Angelman’s syndrome, and Rett’s syndrome.
  • 24-hour postural care, including wheelchair, seating and sleep systems.
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Epilepsy Disorders such as Dravet Syndrome
  • Executive Functioning Disorders (difficulties with organizing tasks, managing time, initiating activities, and completing assignments.)

If you would like to make an appointment with Laura, please get in touch.