My main business location is:
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Do I offer services online?
Type of provider
- Occupational therapy
I have experience supporting people with:
- Acquired brain injury
- Cognitive impairment
- Neurological disability
- Physical disability
- Spinal cord injury
More information about my experience:
I have been working as an Occupational Therapist for the past 27 years. I have worked across a wide number of areas within the health care and disability sectors, but predominantly in recent years within the area of adult acquired brain injury (ABI), spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, chronic neurological conditions, multi-trauma and community rehabilitation. I have a high level of technical skill in all areas of occupational therapy practice including individual assessment and intervention, the development of attendant care programs, the prescription and implementation of assistive technology, home modifications and supporting clients to transition to and from home into transitional and permanent supported accommodation. I strive at all times to ensure a consistent multi-disciplinary approach and I have excellent communications skills. I adopt a strong orientation towards excellence and the achievement of client outcomes with an authentic, effective and professional style.
I have skills working with:
- People living in or at risk of entering residential aged care
- People seeking mainstream housing
- People seeking specialist disability accommodation (SDA)
- People with ageing or seriously ill parents/family
- People with behaviours of concern
- People with complex communication needs
- People with high and complex health needs
- Support workers - including meeting their training needs
My formal qualifications and professional memberships include:
Latrobe University – Melbourne, 1995 – 1997
Graduate Diploma of Neurosciences
Latrobe University – Melbourne, 1988 – 1991
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
Member of the OTA.
Current director on the board of ARATA (Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association)
I have attended the following UpSkill training workshop(s):
A little bit more about me:
On a personal level, I am the mother of three teenagers and am involved in a wide range of community activities.
I have ageing parents with physical conditions requiring significant support.
I love to go for long walks with my dog and I love reading and watching movies.
I value my community and I work to ensure that my clients are also integrated into their communities as fully as they desire.
My professional values are:
My values are in line with contemporary disability practice. By working in alignment with my core values of understanding and communication I strive to promote client driven goal development and achievement during all personal, domestic and community activities including work and recreation.
I strive to empower clients to achieve their goals and optimal quality of life through the provision of evidence based interventions, the prescription of assistive technology and environmental assessment and modifications.
I endeavour to be be up to date and well informed in regard to services and resources available to the people with whom I provide OT intervention.
Registered NDIS service provider:
I am not a registered NDIS service provider.
Please note: Your NDIS plan must be self-managed or plan-managed to use this provider. This provider is not registered with the NDIS Commission.
Private sole practitioner
I currently have a waitlist