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.
Most recently, Talia has worked within Forensic, Interagency and School Senior Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Clinician roles, supporting engagement in meaningful activities for children, youth and their families, with complex mental health and disability needs.
Talia is passionate about providing culturally safe practices by working collaboratively with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children, families, communities and service providers. She aims to highlight and incorporate cultural needs and goals and creatively adapt clinical practice to meet holistic needs of clients and services.
Talia puts clients first and works in their best interest. She places 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 to promote their strengths, needs and goals, working collaboratively towards improved functionality and independence.
She 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 in Pasadena, South Australia, 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 to sensory, behaviour and emotion regulation, self-care, gross and fine motor, social, play, learning, attention and concentration abilities.
Outside her private practice role, 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.