Sally de Wijn
Director SdW Therapy Services
Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Child Centred Play Therapist
Sally undertook her Bachelor Degrees of Occupational Therapy and Psychological Sciences at La Trobe University, this cemented her love of wanting to help and work with children with special and additional needs. Sally is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia as well as APHRA. Sally has completed post graduate studies in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), with Play Therapy Australia.
Sally works with children to develop their skills and increase their abilities within their daily life. Sally has a special interest in children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and after finishing her Play Therapy training also has an extended interest in children’s mental health. Sally uses a sensory, play and child-directed approach to her therapy sessions. Each client’s needs are assessed and programmes are constructed and regularly monitored to suit client’s individual needs and abilities. Sally works closely with parents and others involved within her clients lives to ensure the best outcome of therapy.
Sally is a fun-filled, enthusiastic therapist who looks out for the best in each and every one of her clients. She loves her job and thoroughly enjoys working with her clients. Sally is a big advocate for letting children be children, and not making them grew up too quickly. If there is a puddle on the footpath Sally will be the first one to jump in it – followed by all the children around.
Sally believes in the power of play and will often assign ‘homework’ to parents of simply playing with their child in different environments. Sally believes growing up is over rated and is determined to be a child forever.