India Hayes: Occupational Therapist
India joined Unique Kids Clinic after graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from Charles Sturt University in 2018.
While completing her studies, India worked as a Disability Support Worker, primarily with children affected by a mental and/or physical illness.
Throughout her Undergraduate Degree, India combined her passion of working with children and travelling the world; she completed one of her Clinical Placements at an Autism School in Nepal, has spent a year abroad working as a nanny in Switzerland and has done voluntary work at a school in Laos.
Growing up in a large family, India has always been passionate about working with children but specifically those with special needs. India believes in the power of collaboration. She is driven to provide client and family-centred therapy in working not only with the child but alongside their loved ones to help them achieve their goals and reach their potential. She is motivated to provide a creative, imaginative and inspiring space for children and their families to connect, learn and grow.
India is passionate about continuing her education and expanding her knowledge and skill base. Since joining Unique Kids Clinic, she has had the opportunity to complete the following training courses: “Therapeutic Listening” (Sheila Frick), “Traffic Jam in My Brain” (Genevieve Jereb), Decoding Autism (Kim Barthel), and Basic Key Word Sign.