Occupational therapists (OT’s) promote health and wellbeing by enabling people to engage in activities that are meaningful to them. OT’s will consider a person’s skills, values and their environment to provide supports to increase participation and independence for every day tasks.
Occupational therapists can support children and young people to:
Show increased confidence and resilience through activities that accurately meet their skills and provide the “just right challenge”.
Develop increased independence with self-care tasks such as hygiene, dressing, sleep and toileting.
Build upon their skills to support independent living such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting and laundry skills.
Understand and effectively manage sensory processing difficulties to support regulation.
Further develop their play and social skills to enable them to build and maintain positive friendships.
Develop an increased awareness of emotional regulation, and discover strategies to appropriately respond to various situations.
Further develop their fine motor skills such as dexterity, manipulation, hand strength and bilateral coordination.
Progress with their gross motor development including body awareness, core strength and balance.
Occupational therapy sessions are booked in 10-session blocks to work towards identified goals made in collaboration with the family and therapist. Progress towards these goals will be reviewed at session 8 to determine if another block is required.
$ 193.99 per hour
Sessions are charged at 60 minutes; 45 minutes contact time and 15 minutes to account for preparation and notes.
48+ hours notice: No cancellation fee
24-48 hours notice: 90% of intended fee
24 hours or less: 100% of intended fee
Allied Health Team
Director, Occupational Therapist & Dog Mum
Ellen received a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) in 2021. She worked in paediatric private practice before commencing her employment at Life Skills Hub at the start of 2023. She also has a background in support work with young adults with disabilities and understands the challenges faced in everyday living.
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Lily received a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) in 2021. She worked in paediatric private practice before commencing her employment at Life Skills Hub at the start of 2023. She also has a background in support work with young adults with disabilities and understands the challenges faced in everyday living.
& Health Nerd
Colin is a registered Occupational Therapist who has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) and graduated with First Class Honours by Research. Colin previously worked for Life Skills Hub as a Mentor and Allied Health Assistant, and also has a background in both trade work and personal training and has a passion for all things health!
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Tamsyn has experience in supporting young people to develop skills in areas important to them. She values collaborating with families and uses a coaching approach to guide clients in identifying their own goals and solutions, as she believes children, families and young people are the experts in their own lives.
Dylan is a qualified occupational therapist, completing his Master of Occupational Therapy in 2020. Dylan joined Life Skills Hub in early 2023, with 2 years of experience working with kids and young people with disabilities. Dylan is passionate about helping young people to develop their skills and confidence.
Senior Occupational Therapist
& Road Trip Enthusiast
Georgia is a qualified Occupational Therapist with a post graduate qualification in Ayres Sensory Integration. Georgia works in the clinic, within the community in the Barossa Region, as well as supporting our clients in the Western Region for Functional Capacity assessments.
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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.