With extensive skills assisting children in developing their ‘psychological toolkit’ to manage difficulties associated with Anxiety and/or Depression, she also enjoys engaging creatively with children, and often employs art, craft and play therapies to foster learning and psychological development.
Deni, also a mother of two, has a son with a rare genetic condition called Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. As a result, he has global developmental delays, behavioural issues and intellectual disabilities. This enables Deni to bring to her role a personal experience of the disability services sector.
She understands the need for and importance of providing trans-disciplinary services and a high level of skill in working empathetically and cooperatively with the parents of children living with autism and other disabilities.
Deni can assist by:
- Conducting developmental assessments.
- Conducting diagnostic assessments for autism and other developmental issues
- Conducting mental health assessments for anxiety, depression and other mental health issues
- Developing individualised therapy programs to assist with behavioural issues, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, school readiness, sensory processing and social skill development.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
- Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology
- Specialised Training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Art Therapy
- Registered Occupational Therapist with AHPRA