Deb Hopper, Paediatric 
Occupational Therapist

Empowering OTs, parents and 
educators to demystify kids’ 
behaviour through online training 
and courses

Paediatric OT Experience

For the past 20+ years, I’ve had the privilege of working with paediatric OTs, parents and educators to help them make sense of kids’ behaviour. I help kids with anxiety, sensory processing and learning difficulties to thrive.

I’ve worked in the following areas:

Community Paediatric OT

Private Practice Paediatric OT

Sole Paediatric OT Clinician

Mobile Service Home & Schools

In addition, I’ve run a sensory resources business overseeing sales, marketing and warehouse staff. I also have experience in adult and adolescent mental health, and I’ve managed clinic-based services with OT staff and an admin team. I’m also an author of multiple books and an international conference speaker.

Needless to say, I’ve seen most angles of paediatric occupational therapy and I know from personal experience what works
and what doesn’t.

On a more personal note, I’m also a mum of two energetic boys and our family adores Daisy, our gorgeous labradoodle.

Paediatric OT Mentoring

and Supervision

When I first started out as a paediatric OT, there was little
training or professional support available. It was at times a lonely journey which fuelled a passion in me to develop online training and courses to empower OTs, enabling them to grow in confidence and thrive. I’m passionate about walking the journey with other OTs to help you become OT 2.0, the best version
of yourself.

I’ve developed an 8-week online program, The Therapy Business Bootcamp, to help OTs and other therapists to get their business ducks in a row. It’s a practical course to help you build a sustainable, profitable therapy business.

Mentoring and clinical supervision are close to my heart as
I understand the unique challenges paediatric OTs face in their business and family life. I’ve created The Kids OT POD, offering professional online development and a supportive like-minded community for paediatric OTs.

Paediatric OT Mentoring

and Supervision

When I first started out as a paediatric OT, there was little
training or professional support available. It was at times a lonely journey which fuelled a passion in me to develop online training and courses to empower OTs, enabling them to grow in confidence and thrive. I’m passionate about walking the journey with other OTs to help you become OT 2.0, the best version
of yourself.

I’ve developed an 8-week online program, The Therapy Business Bootcamp, to help OTs and other therapists to get their business ducks in a row. It’s a practical course to help you build a sustainable, profitable therapy business.

Mentoring and clinical supervision are close to my heart as
I understand the unique challenges paediatric OTs face in their business and family life. I’ve created The Kids OT POD, offering professional online development and a supportive like-minded community for paediatric OTs.

Qualifications & Awards

I hold a Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy from Charles Sturt University, as well as a Master of Health Science
in Occupational Therapy from the University of Sydney.

2018 Top 10 Australian Kids Blogs and Websites

Winner
Winner
Highly Commended

Business of the Year – Runner-up
Excellence in Health & Wellbeing
Excellence in Professional Services

Winner
Business of the Year – Runner-up

Winner
Excellence in Health & Wellbeing

Highly Commended
Excellence in Professional Services

2018 Top 10 Australian Kids Blogs and Websites

Winner
Winner
Highly Commended

Excellence in Professional Services
Business Leader
Excellence in Health & Wellbeing

Winner
Excellence in Professional Services

Winner
Business Leader

Highly Commended
Excellence in Health & Wellbeing

2018 Top 10 Australian Kids Blogs and Websites

Winner
Winner
Highly Commended

Business Leader
Business of The Year Runner Up
Excellence in Professional Services

Winner
Business Leader

Winner
Business of The Year Runner Up

Highly Commended
Excellence in Professional Services

2016 NSW Regional Business Awards

Finalist

Business Leader

Finalist
Business Leader

What’s Important to Me

Excellence

I never settle for second best

Humility

Empowering you is what matters

Mentorship

Walking the journey with you

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I’m a lifelong learner and course junkie

I put the TRY in triathlon – I’ve run three half-marathons

I love year-round ocean swims – yes, even in winter