Moyna has worked in the field of Occupational Therapy since 2001 and has over 15 years of clinical service within the NHS. Moyna worked within St George’s, a large teaching hospital in London covering: Neurology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Oncology, Vascular (amputees), Acute medical, Care of the elderly and cardiac rehabilitation.
Following this, she worked in the community for adults with learning disabilities before finally specialising in Paediatrics.
Since 2009, Moyna has worked as an Occupational Therapist in the boroughs of Sutton and Merton and then became Clinical Lead Specialist for Autistic children with Special Educational Needs.
Moyna has worked within the Autism bases in the borough of Sutton and Merton where she assessed and contributed to the Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) of all the children in the bases.
She was a regular member of the steering groups for many Autism bases in Sutton offering support and advice, and regularly attended the Education Liaison meetings in Sutton where the Local Educational Authority (LEA) met with Health teams (NHS) to improve and guide service provision.
Alongside her NHS roles, Moyna has worked as a Consultant Occupational Therapist in Private Practice since 2008, specialising in the assessment and diagnosis of Dyspraxia.
Moyna is a lecturer on the MSc Sensory Integration course delivering the Neuroscience, assessment and therapy and advanced practitioner modules which have been accredited by Sheffield and Hallam University. She mentors MSc University students studying the Sensory Integration Therapy modules as they become Advanced Practitioners.
After having her son in 2015, she decided to leave the NHS and open her own private practice offering specialist assessment, therapy and consultation to clients throughout their lifespan.
Moyna has designed and built her own bespoke Occupational Therapy clinic space where she offers Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy that meets fidelity.
Moyna provides regular training and education to professionals, parents and clients on a range of topics including sensory processing differences, autism, dyspraxia, and functional independence skills and has spoken at a variety of professional conferences including The National Portage Association and The Sensory Integration Network UK and Ireland.
Moyna has completed her PG Cert, PG Dip and MSc (commendation) in Sensory Integration and has published her research in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders in June 2021 entitled “A qualitative exploration into the sensory experiences of autistic mothers”. Moyna is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration (Level 8 and SIPT Certified).
In her spare time, Moyna has volunteered for many years as a Committee Board Member for her local National Autistic Society branch where she provides support, advice and education/ training to its 900 plus members.
Moyna is passionate about supporting neurodivergent people and their families by reducing stigma through education, research, compassion and understanding.
In her spare time, when she is not reading neuroscience research, or spending time with her family, she can be found training her rescue dog who is in training to become a therapy dog, riding her bike and playing her ukulele.