Hannah — Occupational Therapist Aid

Hannah is a final year occupational therapy honours student at the University of Queensland (UQ). She has successfully completed both of her 10-week clinical placements in slow stream (adult) brain injury rehabilitation and Child Development Services. Hannah has also completed her honours research project on the NDIS. 

Since her first year of studies, Hannah has worked as a support worker and occupational therapy assistant. She has experience working with both children and adults with physical, intellectual, sensory and/or psychosocial disability, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disability, schizophrenia, acquired brain injury (ABI), cerebral palsy and down syndrome. 

Since 2018, Hannah has also volunteered in inter-cultural mission projects, through which she has developed a passion for culturally-responsive and strengths-based occupational therapy practice within a paediatric rehabilitation or community setting. In particular, Hannah has a passion for Indigenous health and overseas work in South Asia, and a strong interest in neurological and developmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy, ABI and ASD.

Hannah is committed to working with children and their families to instil hope, spark visions of possibilities and achieve functional outcomes through meaningful occupations. 

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, going to the beach, hiking and star gazing.

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