Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist, The OT Company
Mariza is a paediatric occupational therapist, with a specialist interest in working with children who have high learning potential / HLP (gifted) and dual or multiple exceptionality (DME). Mariza has adapted her practice to meet the needs of these children, and provides courses to organisations, other occupational therapists, and parents of children with DME. Mariza has spoken at several conferences within the UK and internationally, highlighting the vital role of occupational therapy for children with HLP and DME. In February 2019 Mariza received the Above and Beyond Award - category Inspirational Therapist, for her work with HLP and DME children and for leading the way in equipping and empowering fellow paediatric occupational therapists in how to effectively help children with DME.