What inspired you to become an OT?
I have always loved being around children and knew from a young age that I wanted to work with them. It wasn’t until my brother started seeing an OT, that I knew that that was exactly what I wanted to do. I am very passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and empowering them to be who they want to be and do what they want to do.
Who do you like to work with?
I am passionate about working with all children; however, I particularly enjoy working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Development Delay as I have had experience with this in my personal life. In saying that, I am open to new experiences and am keen to take on a challenge.
I enjoy going to the gym, going for scenic walks and going out for brunch. I also love spending time with my family and friends.
Favourite OT games:
OT is all about achieving our goals through games and play and so choosing a favourite is difficult. I typically enjoy any game that puts a big smile on a child’s face, such as the swings, building an obstacle course, blowing bubbles and hiding in the ball pit.
My greatest accomplishment yet is choosing a career path which allows me to work with children and their families to achieve their goals and be creative while doing it. In saying this, completing my university degree to get here is a big achievement in itself.
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
- Registered Occupational Therapist (Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, AHPRA)