Occupational Therapists

Elena Carbone

Occupational Therapist

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Elena is an Occupational Therapist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia. Elena completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) at the University of South Australia. Elena has also had extensive study and experience in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

Elena has had years of experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as other developmental disorders.

Elena specialises in working with children with:

  • Handwriting Issues
  • Sensory Issues
  • Gross and Fine Motor Development
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • General Skill Acquisition
  • Self-Regulation of Arousal Levels
  • Toilet Training
  • Sleep Issues

Elena aims to increase children’s performance in everyday activities both in the home and school. Elena provides a safe and fun approach to therapy. She is a firm believer of children’s ability to enhance their own potential.

Elena consults from our Black Forest and Gawler clinic.

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Danielle Della-Verde

Occupational Therapist

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Danielle graduated from a Bachelor of Applied Science- Occupational Therapy from the University of South Australia, and is registered with the AHPRA and Occupational Therapy Australia.

With experience in paediatrics, mental health and aged care; Danielle has found her passion in supporting children with Autism and their families. In particular, she has worked with children to recognise factors that affect a child’s development and form goal-oriented plans to overcome these. Danielle believes in the importance of using creative methods to support a child’s gross motor, fine motor, play and sensory processing skills to make learning experiences enjoyable.

Danielle is an advocate for the skill of independence and promotes that, regardless of abilities, anyone can achieve this. She has a focus on building professional relationships with those she works with, as she believes that supportive interaction underpins learning and skill development.

Danielle will be consulting from both Black Forest and Gawler clinics.

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Caitlin McKenzie

Occupational Therapist

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Caitlin completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) at the University of South Australia. Caitlin is registered with the AHPRA and is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia.

Caitlin has a passion for working with children and has relevant experience providing therapeutic interventions for children with a variety of learning difficulties including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Caitlin has experience working within both clinical and school environments.

Caitlin aims to support children to reach their goals and increase independence in activities of daily living by providing an enjoyable and friendly learning environment. Caitlin believes that in order to achieve desired outcomes, building relationships and working collaboratively with families is key.

Caitlin has experience supporting children with:

  • Handwriting skills
  • Gross motor development
  • Fine motor skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Activities of daily living (including sleep and toileting)
  • Emotional regulation and Behaviour
  • Attention and Concentration
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