Jijoe Iykara

Occupational Therapist

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Jijoe is an experienced Occupational Therapist with more than ten years of experience working in paediatric settings including Autism specialised center, early intervention teams, special schools, mainstream schools, children’s development team and in private practice. He has worked extensively with pre-school and school aged children with a wide range of diagnosis such as Autism, ADHD, Global developmental delay, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Developmental coordination disorder, Intellectual disability, Sensory processing disorder and Dyspraxia.

Jijoe has a special interest in early intervention for children diagnosed with Autism and uses an eclectic approach to intervention. He has attended many workshops over the years and is trained in ABA therapy techniques by The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, Florida Institute of Technology USA and has also attended the Introductory course in Bobath-NDT by MAES Therapy London.

Jijoe can help with:

  • Fine motor skills and gross motor skills

  • Sensory processing difficulties

  • Handwriting difficulties

  • Self-care skills

  • Social skills and emotional regulation strategies

  • Coordination and motor planning

  • School readiness skills

Jijoe uses a family centred approach to therapy and collaborates with family, Teachers and other professionals involved in the child’s care. He also has a keen interest in developing individualised therapeutic strategies to support inclusion in school setting. Jijoe delivers his service in the clinic and in the child’s natural environment -home, school, kindergarten, childcare.

Jijoe is registered with AHPRA and he is a member of OT Australia.