- BSC HONS first division, Speech and Language Pathology; University of Health Sciences.
- PgDip. Sensory Integration Therapy – University of Ulster
- PgDip. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Oxford College
As a licensed Occupational Therapist, Charmaine Zubal is passionate about working with children and their families, with over 7 years of experience. She began her career within an adolescent LD / Autism unit where her ability to compassionately connect and motivated. She built on her experience by working within a specialist school environment. There she was responsible for completing assessments, setting realistic goals and providing interventions for children in regards to their fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual perceptual skills, sensory processing, self-regulation, social skills, and cognition. Her approach is to first and foremost take the time to understand each and every child’s unique situation. Drawing on her excellent assessment capabilities, she then outlines clear recommendations that she is able to translate to both parent and child in a caring, empathetic and effective manner. She then works alongside the child and their families to help them develop the skills they need in achieving their goals.
Charmaine focuses on highlighting strengths, maximizing opportunities for growth and development while also promoting overall physical and mental well-being. Moreover, she incorporates “Child-Centered Play Therapy” as part of her program. Besides the belief that children use play as a natural language to express their emotions and learn. Play also helps to develop an effective therapeutic relationship at a pace, which the child is comfortable within a respectful and supportive environment. Charmaine is currently a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapist) as well as the Sensory Integration Network.