What inspired you to be an OT?
I’ve always wanted a job that makes a difference to people’s lives and empowers them to participate in a life they desire, so becoming an OT was the perfect fit! I love that being an OT allows me to help children and their families in a functional way, and work with them to overcome challenges that may be stopping them from living their best life.
Who do you like to work with?
I am passionate about working with all children but in particular kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, Intellectual Delay and sensory processing difficulties.
I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy reading, pilates, going for walks and out for brunch on Saturday mornings!
Favourite OT games:
I love any game which a child finds fun as I can use this in a motivating way to help them achieve their goals. I enjoy using the swings to create imaginary play themes such as spaceships. Other games I like to play include jumping and crashing on mats, hide-and-seek and bubbles.
I would have to say completing my university degree with the University Medal and First Class Honours are my greatest accomplishments so far. It was something that I did not expect as finishing my degree was a big achievement in itself, however it was really rewarding to be recognised for my hard work and dedication over the last four years.
• Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours
• Registered Occupational Therapist (Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, AHPRA)