Ali

Degrees: Master of Health Science (OT), Bachelor of Applied Science (OT)

Work History: OTFC, Inclusive Sports SA, Children’s Development Team (Alice Springs), Novita, Autism SA, Anglicare Autism Specific Child-Care, St Pauls College (Special School)

Interests Outside of Work: Learning to play guitar, spending time with family and friends, movies, reading, church based activities, walking, volunteering overseas

Favourite Childhood Memory: 6 week camping trip from Adelaide –Darwin and making goo with friends from any ingredients we could find

Favourite Childhood Game: Poison Ball on Trampoline

Favourite Movie: Too many to name

Favourite Food: Hot chips and pizza

Dog or Cat person: Cat

Favourite Colour: Green

Favourite Sport to Watch: Basketball

Favourite Superhero: Superheroes are overrated- what about Mickey Mouse!

Favourite Season: Autumn

Favourite thing to do in Adelaide: Finding new places to go to brunch

Favourite quote:  “You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!” Dr Seuss

Ali has been an Occupational Therapist since 2007 and has had a wide range of experiences in this time, all within the field of Paediatrics. She has a family member who has a diagnosis of Autism, which made her passionate about working in the field, especially working with children on the spectrum.

Having worked at OTFC as a new graduate, Ali then gained other experiences both in Adelaide and interstate. It was in this time that Ali’s passion extended to working with children who were impacted by a physical condition and those with life limiting conditions. She now loves being at OTFC and drawing on a range of experiences.

Ali has completed various training courses and has her certification in Sensory Integration. She is an integral part of the OTFC Clinical Management Team helping define the OTFC strategy and also is the Clinical OT Manager. She looks after 10 OT’s and also completes all available Assessments at OTFC as well as managing her one on one therapy caseload and along with Michael started the first LIFEskills Group at OTFC in 2016. Ali is a not only a phenomenal OT, but she has the heart of an angel and all those who are lucky to work with her are so grateful.

  • OTFC Clinical Senior Manager
  • Proficient in all Assessment Tools used at OTFC
  • Sensory Integration Trained Therapist
  • Life Skills Group Facilitator
  • Special Interests are Children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Her week is divided managing the OT Team, 3 Days of Assessment & 2 Days of Individual/Group Therapy