Rachel is a passionate Occupational Therapist who graduated from LaTrobe University completing a bachelor in Occupational Therapy in 2010. Rachel is dedicated to assisting children to reach their full potential – being the best that they can be! Rachel has experience working with a wide range of children, including children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, children with sensory processing issues and motor planning issues, as well as intellectual disabilities and range of different syndromes.
Rachel has a background in working in youth and adult mental health, and has joined DWSP from a role in specialist education and private practice. Rachel has a long history of working with children, adolescents and adults on their sensory processing challenges. Rachel has experience working on fine and gross motor development, supporting motor praxis development and supporting children to improve their attention and concentration as well as social and play skills. Rachel works on all these goals in collaboration with parents through fun, motivating and functional and often play based games and activities. Rachel works Monday – Friday based in Footscray and Thornbury locations.