In 2011 I completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) BHSc(OT) degree at AUT. I am a registered member of New Zealand Occupational Therapist (NZROT) and the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists (MNZAOT). I have also gained qualifications in Australia with an Associate Diploma of Social Studies (Child Studies) and an Associate Diploma of Recreation.
My experience contracting in private paediatric practice and has been instrumental in establishing a martial arts based therapy program and an aquatic sensory integration based occupational therapy program back in 2012. Currently my aquatic and martial arts program are on the back burner while I concentrate on the other programs I have developed over the last 5 years; Hangout with Mates, Everyday Adventure Day Camp, Leap, Next Steps and the highly successful Everyday Skate after school program. These programs have been well received by our families resulting in children far exceeding the goals they set at the beginning of each term.
I sincerely believe children learn best in a structured, fun and playful environment which these programs have proven to my families and I over the years. I also believe that learning and growth opportunities should not only be confined to a weekly therapy session but that it should carry through to daily tasks and activities we do every day. I’m passionate about what we do and would welcome and opportunity to talk to you about your needs and concerns.