Hi, I'm Dimi!
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Dimi is a qualified Occupational Therapist, completing her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2020. Prior to joining the Life Skills Hub team in April 2023, Dimi worked with children from birth to young adulthood with a range of diagnoses. Dimi works within the clinic as well as providing community based OT services within the Barossa Region.
Dimi’s experience and passion is working with young people and their families, supporting the development of their confidence and independence to allow for them to achieve their goals. Dimi also previously worked as an Allied Health Assistant before completing her degree, implementing treatment plans for children with a various range of challenges and delays. Alongside this, Dimi has personal experience in the disability sector, providing her with a greater understanding of an individualised tailored approach. Dimi enjoys learning about each client’s interests, strengths and past experiences which helps her to connect with young people and create specific treatment plans individualised to each client. Dimi believes in developing relationship and connection with her clients through using a client centred practice and a trauma informed care approach.
Dimi has training and experience in providing trauma informed care and using a sensory based approach to increase development of independence and functional skills. Dimi enjoys working with young people and their families to create innovative strategies and solutions to increase their independence throughout their everyday life.
Dimi has a strong passion for working with young individuals transitioning to adolescence and supporting them through the physical and mental changes necessary to develop into their authentic selves. She collaborates with families and client support systems, providing them with effective strategies that enable them to provide optimal support to the client.
In her spare time, Dimi enjoys spending time with family and friends outdoors, baking sweets and exploring new places to go for brunch.
Dimi has and continue to seek training in the following areas:
Trauma informed care
The Incredible 5 Point Scale
Practical psychological strategies for mental health
Traffic Jam in my Brain – Sensory Processing Approach
Introduction to PODD
Dimi has a special interest in:
Using a sensory based approach to build connection and further develop functional life skills
Working with and supporting young individuals transitioning to adolescence
Educating and equipping families and support systems with effective strategies that empower them to optimally support the young individual
Collaborating with children, adolescents and young adults diagnosed with a diverse range of conditions, and developing innovative, customised strategies tailored to meet the unique needs and objectives of each individual