Dino - OTFC
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Dino

Degrees: Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Brief Work history: OTFC, Child & Adolescent Services (ASEC), Chief OT Adult Psychiatry (Maroondah Hospital, NSW), Kids Network (Private OT- Melbourne), Adolescent Services Melbourne (western outreach service), Professional Soccer Player

Interests (outside of work): Sport (especially soccer, football and cricket), my family and playing my guitars

Favourite childhood memory: Running through the sprinkler in my undies in Summer with my brother and sister

Favourite childhood game: Backyard cricket, jumping on our home made trampoline and any sport

Favourite movie: Lord of the Rings & Star Wars

If you weren’t an OT what would you do? Lead Guitarist/ singer in a Rock Band

Dino has been a registered Occupational Therapist since 1998 and has been the Director of OTFC since January 2005. His professional experience has involved working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings (private, community and government) in South Australia, Victoria and NSW. He became the Director of OTFC following his employment and training under Veronica Steer (previous OTFC director for 25 years and recognised Sensory Integration Trainer). Whilst working as an Occupational Therapist, Dino managed a career as a professional soccer player, playing in the Australian National Soccer League for 10 years, representing Australia as well as playing overseas in England and Greece. Presently, his interests and motivation are working with children at OTFC as well as being a father to his children Issie and Noah, dog Milo and husband to his wife, Michelle (Co-director of OTFC). Dino’s areas of interest include working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory processing difficulties/ dysfunction, and behavioural / emotional difficulties. As the practice has grown Dino’s role has evolved and he now is the Clinical Director managing all of the clinical aspects of OTFC and overseeing the mentor program of all OTFC clinical staff.  Although he can no longer personally assess every child that accesses the practice, he certainly ensures he learns about them through weekly supervision with each OT and therefore still ensures he is involved with every child that is referred to OTFC. His week is divided between Assessments, one on one and Group Therapy, Mentoring, and consulting to external organisations. Dino remains committed to establishing a caring, holistic and accessible service to all children and their families

  • OTFC Clinical Director
  • Sensory Integration Certified Therapist
  • Proficient in all Assessment Tools used at OTFC
  • Key Note presenter at Schools, Kindy’s, allied health organisations
  • Clinical Mentor to all OT’s
  • OTFC lecture series author