Jessica Simpson

Occupational Therapist

Jessica is an experienced and energetic occupational therapist who is passionate about making a positive difference in children’s lives. She is known for her dedication and professionalism, as well as her natural ability to build rapport with children of all ages and abilities.

As a paediatric OT, Jessica helps kids build the skills they need to participate successfully in their homes, preschools, schools, and communities. She also works closely with parents and teachers to support child’s behaviour and develop their play and social skills.

Jessica works with children who have special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, and Intellectual Disability. She is trained in the DIRFloortime® approach to intervention, which uses the power of relationships and human connection to encourage the development of children’s self-regulation, engagement, communication, shared social problem solving, and flexible thinking.

Jessica also supports kids with motor skill delays, executive functioning difficulties, handwriting difficulties, sensory processing difficulties, social skill difficulties, and communication difficulties.

Always smiling, Jessica focuses on making therapy fun. With her gentle guidance, children gain the confidence they need to succeed in their classroom, playground, home, and community.

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • AUSTSWIM and Swim Australia-accredited swimming instructor
  • Member Occupational Therapy Australia
Special Interests
  • Using evidence-based approaches to help children to improve their opportunities for participation and learning
  • Developing creative resources both for and with clients and colleagues
  • Collaborating with Kids First's multi-disciplinary team to provide cohesive care to kids and families
  • Developing fun and innovative therapy programs for children with a variety of needs
Fun facts
  • A loyal Queenslander at heart, Jessica is a sports fan who looks forward to the annual State of Origin series
  • Jessica is a keen athlete and competes in triathlons

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