Rene is a dedicated Occupational Therapist whose passion is working with children and families to assist in developing their skills in all areas so they may get the most out of every day.
Rene has experience working with children with a range of diagnoses as well as children without a diagnosis. Rene is able to provide thorough developmental based assessment and facilitates children with their skill development. She is dedicated to supporting families to problem solve a range of issues and implements practical strategies into the home environment. Rene is experienced with simple to complex equipment prescription and basic home modifications.
Rene has a particular passion for helping children who are fussy eaters and is trained in the SOS Approach to feeding. She aims to support children to develop their eating skills and equips families with functional strategies to ensure skills are transferred into the home environment.
Rene has extensive experience with the supervision, training and supporting of other occupational therapists to help further develop their clinical skills.
Rene has worked across the non government, government and private sectors. She has held senior positions in government departments where she has supervised a number of occupational therapists.
Rene’s work with clients with restricted eating has been recognised by the Department of Family and Community Service with an award for excellence in person centred practice.
Rene has presented at conferences on how to support students in the classroom with sensory processing difficulties to achieve curriculum goals.
Rene is currently the President of SPOT on DD which is a professional organisation supporting speech pathologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists who work in developmental disability.
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, University of Queensland
Rene enjoys being a Mum to her two kids, exploring the great outdoors and tending to her vegetable patch.