B OccThSpringfield, Ashgrove
Independent health professional providing services to patients from Paeds in a Pod rooms.
Jacqui Hall is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience supporting children and their families in reaching their unique goals. She uses her in-depth knowledge to develop a diagnostic understanding of a child and empowers both parents and relevant childcare services and schools to improve the child’s wellbeing.
Commonly, Jacqui works with children between the ages of 18 months and seven years and focuses on specific areas of practice, including Autism, Global Developmental Disorder and Developmental Delay (GDD), delays or difficulties with pretend play skills, and non-medical feeding difficulties.
Jacqui completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B OccTh) in 1999 at the University of Queensland.
Jacqui has experience working in Child Development across both government and not-for-profit sectors in Queensland. For the last 15 years, she has worked for the Child Development Service with West Moreton Health. These roles have allowed her to better understand diagnostic and functional assessment, targeted intervention, effective liaising with childcare services and schools, and providing informative recommendations and education to parents.
Jacqui recognises the importance of pretend play skills in children’s lives, which is why it is an essential part of her treatment. Through play, children can develop vital life skills, including communication, social skills, motor skills and learning. For these reasons, being able to engage in meaningful, self-directed play is an ability all children need.
Jacqui finds working with both children and families to be incredibly rewarding. Building on a child’s strengths and difficulties and seeing the improvement over time is what motivates her to keep exceeding expectations in her role.
Further information and resources:
- Raising Children Network – parenting information and resources