Jess graduated from Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2015 and joined the DWSP team in 2016.
Jess is passionate about supporting her clients of all ages and abilities, and has a particular interest in working with children with developmental delays, emotional and sensory regulation skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and supporting adult clients with equipment to manage their participation in activities in their home and community.
Previously working in private practice before joining the DWSP team, Jess brings her experience of working with children with ASD and varying degrees of fine and gross motor skills and developing social skills and emotional regulation. She places a great emphasis on children’s strengths and interests in therapy, making every learning opportunity fun, meaningful, and easy to replicate at home.
Jess lets her warm, fun and gentle personality shine through in her work with clients. She thoroughly enjoys working closely with each child and their family to meet their goals whilst providing a safe and caring environment. She really enjoys working with her adult clients to understand their needs and goals, and to ensure she is able to provide the best equipment recommendations to meet their needs.
Jess has an ongoing commitment to professional development and enjoys thinking of creative ways to develop individual skills and help clients achieve independence through everyday activities.