Lisa Rawstorne qualified as an Occupational Therapist from The University of Cape Town in 2001. She has worked in the field of pediatric neurodevelopment since 2004 and has a special interest in understanding the links between Neurodevelopmental Therapy and Sensory Integration Therapy and how to best integrate these approaches within the field of paediatric Occupational Therapy.
She currently works in private practice and her work experience includes working with children (birth to adolescence) with Cerebral Palsy, Syndromes & other Rare Diseases, Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism, Visual Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Developmental Delay.
Lisa completed her first NDT course in 2009and this is where her passion for NDT was ignited. She started her tutor training in 2016 and has presented on both introductory courses and Basic courses as part of her pathway to becoming a SANDTA tutor. Lisa has completed two Advanced Baby Courses (2013 & 2020). Additionally, she has attended several workshops related to paediatric neurodevelopment on topics including Visual & Perceptual Impairments; Better Understanding & Treating Head Control and Treatment of the Hand in the child with Neurological Impairment. Lisa continues to strive towards deepening her knowledge and understanding of children with neurological conditions so as to best serve the needs of these children and their families.