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 is especially interested in the diagnosis and support of girls on the Spectrum and has extensive experience and training in recognising the symptoms of Autism in young girls.
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