Marion Rogerson – Chair of SENSORY PEOPLE
Marion is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Occupational Therapist (OT), is married with two grown up daughters and has two grandchildren. She gained her Post Gradate Certificate in Sensory Integration in 2019 and has been volunteering for the charity as a clinician and managerially since its inception in 2015. Passionate about “early intervention” and “investing to save,” she believes that all children should be given an opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever challenges they face – after working for 35 years in various roles in the NHS, Civil Service and with Local Authorities, she is now enjoying working on a 1:1 basis and in small groups using (Ayres) Sensory Integration Therapy with children and their families.
Julie Grainger – Trustee
Julie has been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years and worked mainly in older adult mental health services, both inpatient and on the community and is currently employed by Dudley Council as a community OT. Julie became a trustee of the charity after her grandson, who has a diagnosis of autism and sensory processing disorder, received numerous sessions of sensory integration therapy and witnessed the beneficial outcomes that followed.
Jo Corcoron – Trustee
In a previous life, I practiced as a Learning Disability Social Worker in a Community Team for 16 years. Nowadays I am a stay at home mom and Home Educator for my 2 boys (ages 8 and 5). The eldest of whom, Is Autistic with ADHD, Dyspraxia, Hypermobility and Sensory Processing Disorder.
I initially became involved with Sensory People charity when looking for an OT to provide much needed services for the Home Education community.
My son has benefited greatly from the Cool Kids program and from Sensory Integration Therapy. Having seen those benefits first hand, I am delighted to now be a Trustee for the charity to help it grow and benefit as many children and their families as possible.
Joy High – Trustee
Joy qualified as an Occupation Therapist in South Africa. She worked with a variety of children, including visually impaired for whom she wrote the first home/preschool programme. In the 1980’s she applied for a senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist position in Wolverhampton and immigrated with her family to the UK. She soon became a team leader for Paediatric Occupational Therapy and Learning Disability Occupational Therapy. She retired in 2004 and is pleased to be a Trustee for Sensory People, working again with Marion Rogerson who was her Line Manager in Wolverhampton.