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Jessica D

in Melbourne South East

Jessica is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist working within the Melbourne South East team. As a Paediatric Occupational Therapist, her focus is on helping children with developmental, emotional, and physical challenges to reach their full potential. She has a particular interest in working with individuals on the autism spectrum, those with ADHD, and those who have experienced trauma. Additionally, she is passionate about working with the LGBTIQA+ population and those with complex behavioural and sensory needs. Jessica uses a holistic approach, working to support the development of fine and gross motor skills, self-care abilities, and social-emotional functioning in order to improve overall quality of life.

Areas of experience

Emotional regulation

Fine motor skills development

Improving daily living skills

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Behaviour Support

Works with children

Works with non-verbal people

Sensory Assessment and Intervention

Complex Trauma

LGBTIQA+ ally

Qualifications

Graduate of Monash University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Quote

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future”.

How I work

Get to know Jessica D

How can you support people?

Jessica’s role supports children through assessing their needs, developing treatment plans, collaborating with other professionals, educating and empowering individuals and families, adapting the environment, and advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities.

How does your background shape the way you work?

Jessica has worked predominately with children and families with complex support needs. Her background allows her to understand the perspectives of her clients to assist with the unique needs of each child.

What is your approach to working with people?

Jessica acts as a skilled guide for children, using her determination and empathy to navigate them through their developmental journey in order to reach their full potential.

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Jessica D can see people face-to-face in and around the following locations, or provide therapy Australia-wide over telehealth.

Pakenham

Officer

Beaconsfield

Cardinia

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