Shine Occupational Therapist
Aynsley is a qualified Occupational Therapist who has supported Shine from the beginning. She completed her studies, walking away with a Masters Level, at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand
Aynsley has over 10 years experience working within multiple settings including; hospitals, schools, home-based, community along with private and public child development centres across several countries; New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong and currently Spain. Her expertise involves assisting children/students with sensory integration dysfunction, gross motor, fine motor, visual perceptual difficulties and executive functioning skills. Her aim is to assist children/students to reach their full potential across all environments in life; home, school and community.
Aynsley values professional development and has completed courses within Play Therapy Foundation, DIY Floortime, Brain Gym, Rhythmic Movement Training, SIPT ( Sensory Integration Training), Handwriting without Tears, Therapeutic Listening, Yoga Teacher Training and continues to participate in Neuro-Development courses.
Aynsley dedicates her free time towards running in the mountains training for Ultra races and building a sustainable container home with her overly patient husband and 3 adorable cats.
She is a member of the Spanish Association of Occupational Therapy, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Sensory Integration Network based out of the U.K. and the Hong Kong Association of Occupational Therapy.
What gets Aynsley out of bed everyday to work is experiencing and feeling the joy children express when they see themselves achieving their goals, pure bliss.
Consulting Shine Occupational Therapist
Ana Lepe is an Occupational Therapist, experienced in the treatment of those children with difficulties to participate in their everyday activities, such as school participation, socialize, play and selfcare. She started supporting Shine in December 2020 and prior to that, she used to work in a private clinic in Jerez with children and adults. Right now, she is offering horse therapy, school, and home sessions.
Ana studied her degree in Complutense University of Madrid and is a member of the COPTOEX College of Occupational Therapy. Ana is always completing her training and studied several masters and postgrads such as Bobath therapy, Sensory Integration, Hand therapy, Early childhood care, Animal assisted therapy, Teacch methodology…
In her spare time, Ana loves walking in the countryside with the company of her 4 dogs, which are her family and best friends. They are tired of hearing her singing and playing the guitar the whole day and always being the inspiration of her drawings and paintings.
Ana believes in the use of play for learning, because as Dr. Karyn Purvis discovered, it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain, unless it is done in play, in which case it only takes 10 to 20 repetitions.