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Rebecca Pearce

Senior Occupational Therapist

Hi, I'm, Rebecca (Bec). My history of working as an Occupational Therapist includes of supporting older adults with equipment/home modifications, providing interventions for teenagers/adult population with psychosocial disabilities, and up-skilling Teenagers in transitioning from Paediatric services and building on their activities of daily living. 

Having worked at a non-for profit in Victoria from May 2019 – Jan 2021, I started at Can:Do in South Australia in Feb 2021 and have enjoyed my time since. 

Here at Can:Do, I specifically work in the Paediatric space with EI clients, school aged and teenagers - some of whom have a vision impairment, sensory preferences, or are Hard of hearing or Deaf.

My therapeutic approach is to recognise a client’s strengths and be led by their interests and motivations to support the interventions provided. I'm also a trained Mealtime Therapist (Sequential Oral Sensory), and work with families to understand mealtime challenges for a child, support family mealtimes, and ultimately help make this an enjoyable learning experience for everyone.

Working in a family centred approach means that we base our recommendations on both clinical observations and parent/care giver reports, considering the child's broader environment. This can also include consulting with teachers, student support officers or childcare workers to help make an overall assessment and successful intervention. This is all for the purpose of the child developing the skills needed so they are able to engage meaningfully in home, school, and community life.

Outside of work, I'm a respite foster carer who enjoys spending time with my family, being outdoors or in the water. I enjoy trying to maintain a thriving veggie garden and hobbies such as hand-building ceramics, yoga, fitness.

Rebecca Pearce
enior Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Health Sciences 2014
Masters of Occupational Therapy 2019

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