Abelle is an occupational therapist who graduated from Queen Margaret University (United Kingdom) with a Bachelor of Science (with honors) in Occupational Therapy. She is registered with the Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC) and has 6 years experience as a pediatric Occupational therapist.
Abelle is a strong team player, working collaboratively with various professionals in Early Intervention Centre-based settings and mainstream preschools, supporting children through the Developmental Support Plus Service. She is skilled in individualized and group programs, school-based support, and consultation for children and adolescents with mild to severe developmental and learning needs, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Speech and Language Disorder, Down Syndrome and other genetic variations.
Abelle is an advocate for Play and believes it is the foundational occupation of early development to promote social, motor and cognitive skills. In understanding the importance of play, Abelle tailors interventions to provide just-right challenges that will motivate clients to participate in a safe space.
Abelle prioritizes building strong relationships with clients and their families, incorporating family centered principles in her practice. Through parent or caregiver coaching, she has supported many families and clients in their natural environment, empowering them to lead meaningful lives. She has conducted parent workshops on Handwriting Skills, Toilet Training, Sensory Processing, Sensory Food Play and Prompt Hierarchy.
She also has experience in supervising practicing Occupational Therapists who are AHPC conditional-registrants and as a SIT Clinical Educator.
Outside of work, Abelle enjoys painting, music and playing games with friends.
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