Talia Dent, (B App Sc OT)

ActivOT Pasadena

Talia Dent ActivOT Pasadena

Talia Dent, ActivOT Pasadena, graduated from The University of South Australia (B App Sc OT) in 2011.  She has since worked in numerous roles within the child and adolescent mental health sector across regional and metropolitan SA and QLD.

Talia is passionate about providing culturally safe practices by working collaboratively with her clients, their communities and other service providers. She aims to highlight and incorporate cultural needs and goals and creatively adapt clinical practice to meet the holistic needs of clients and services.

Talia puts clients first and works in their best interest and places a strong emphasis on providing client-centred practice with an understanding that a client is their own expert. She enjoys learning from others and helping to raise clients and families voices. This promotes their strengths, needs and goals, working collaboratively towards improved functionality and independence.

Talia thinks outside the box, with a playful and creative approach to support engagement and intervention.

Your OT sessions with Talia can include:

  • functional and sensory assessment targeting the 5-21 age-group
  • goal setting, treatment planning and evaluation
  • community-based interventions (school, work and home) including numerous psychotherapies, emotional, behavioural and sensory regulation and ADL
  • environmental modifications and prescription of aids
  • multi-disciplinary and interagency advocacy, collaboration and consultation
  • individual, family and interagency psychoeducation and resources.

As an occupational therapist, Talia draws upon attachment, developmental, sensory, trauma-informed, biopsychosocial and client-centred approaches. She supports children and young people with an array of functional impacts, such as:

  • sensory
  • behaviour and emotion regulation
  • self-care
  • gross and fine motor
  • social, play and learning
  • attention and concentration abilities.

Outside her private practice, you will find Talia engaging in some type of messy-play activity with her young children, skateboarding, chasing her golden retriever pup down the beach or attending a variety of community events ~ all with a camera in hand.


PO Box 16, Old Noarlunga SA 5168
M: 0434 625 091  ‬ | 1800 228 868
F: 08 8344 1559
E: talia@activot.com.au