Tyson

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Work History: This is my first and only position in Occupational Therapy since I graduated. I worked at McDonalds throughout high school and university.

Interests Outside of Work: social sport (indoor soccer), games nights with friends, going to the park with my son

Favourite Childhood Memory: family camping at the river

Favourite Childhood Game: storm the lantern in the forest

Favourite Movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy and UP

Favourite Food: Pizza, Pasta and anything with cheese

Dog or Cat person: Dog person- cannot go past the enthusiastic greeting at the door.

Favourite Colour: orange

Favourite Sport to Watch: Winter Olympics

Favourite Superhero: Wolverine

Favourite Season: Winter (I like the cold)

Favourite thing to do in Adelaide: go out for dinner

Favourite quote: The harshest voice often comes from inside you, be kind to yourself like you would to others.

Tyson completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2011 at the University of South Australia. During his final year he engaged in two paediatric placements fuelling his passion for working with children. The first was working with three different paediatric Occupational Therapists across five different sites, including schools, kindergartens and child care centres. His second paediatric placement took place at the Parafield Gardens Children Centre, where he worked to help the centre engage fathers in their services. He continued engaging with the children’s centre until the end of 2015, volunteering once a week at the kindergarten on site, working with children with varying disabilities. In July 2012 he was lucky enough to join the OTFC team! Throughout the last 4 years Tyson has taken advantage of many training opportunities including ‘Move to Learn’ program, sensory processing workshops and attachment theory workshops. He looks to continue his training throughout this year and for years to come. In January 2016 he became a father to a wonderful little man and continues to discover the challenges and joys of parenting. Tyson is an absolute joy to have around OTFC. He is a warm-hearted caring individual who goes above and beyond to ensure he can meet the needs of the children that he meets and their families.

Tyson works four days a week at OTFC (Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat) and in addition to his therapeutic caseload he also is an OTFC Supervisor helping to mentor the clinical staff group and together with Sharpy, facilitates the OT University Student Placements at OTFC.

  • Sensory Integration Certified Therapist
  • A member of the OTFC Assessment Team
  • Proficient in all Assessment Tools at OTFC
  • OT Student Supervisor
  • Provides Individual and Group Therapy