A little bit about Coco, Founder of OT4Kids
CoCo is the founder and director of OT4Kids and has a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Occupational Therapy at Auckland University of Technology. She is also a New Zealand registered Occupational Therapist (OTNZR).
Before graduating, CoCo worked in the public sector specialising in mental health and has worked in the community specialising in paediatrics. After graduating, CoCo gained years of experience in leading paediatric private practices specialising in working with children with various developmental, cognitive or learning delays. She has liaised with many schools, other private health sectors as well as families and children all across Auckland and shows a keen interest in taking a holistic and family-centered approach. CoCo relates well to children and is passionate about creating a safe and fun space for them as well as bringing the best out of them.
During her time as the director of OT4Kids, she has been invited to speak in various organisations such as the Children’s Autism Foundation.
CoCo has also completed further training such as sensory integration therapy. She is able to administer the Wilbarger Deep Pressure, the Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT) and the Astronaut Training Program.
A little bit about Sonal, Occupational Therapist (OTNZR)
Sonal is a New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist. She gained her Bachelor of Health Science qualification majoring in Occupational Therapy, from Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
Sonal's previous work experience includes working in Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation (AT&R), and Community Mental Health. She is extremely passionate about working in pediatrics, having previously worked with children aged 5 through to adolescence.
Her main areas of expertise includes working with children with Developmental Delays, Learning Difficulties, and Sensory Processing. Sonal believes every child has the ability to reach their potential, and having the skills and knowledge to enable therapy integrated with play using their passions to motivate them is extremely rewarding for Sonal.