Glenda Raptis, Occupational Therapist
A summary of Glenda's qualifications and experience:
Glenda completed a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2004 at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She then provided services at a community Women's and Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg before moving to Virginia, USA, where she provided clinic and school-based OT services in a private practice through to 2011. Glenda then delivered home-based early intervention services in rural Virginia for children from birth to 3 years through until she joined us in Australia at Skillbuilders in 2016.
Glenda's special interests and passions:
Glenda has a broad range of skills and experience and is able to provide a full range of paediatric OT services. Her specialist skills lie particularly with early intervention and preschoolers, Sensory Processing, and children on the Autism spectrum. She is brilliant at managing tricky behaviour and supporting families with effective strategies.
Reason for loving what you do:
When we asked Glenda why she enjoyed her role she said, "Being an OT is so much more than just a job. It is being given the privilege of journeying alongside a child and a family as they work towards being the best that they can be in all the daily activities and routines expected of them no matter what size challenges they have to face along the way. I get to celebrate their successes, support them through their setbacks and marvel at their determination and resilience. I love that OT allows for never ending learning opportunities for both client and therapist".