Jodie Bowden

Occupational Therapist 

Kids Play Occupational Therapy

Jodie Bowden is highly passionate about the delivery of family-centred occupational therapy for children in the community. She builds rapport easily with children and while studying built her skills as a tutor and support worker for children with disabilities.

Through her clinical placements Jodie gained experience working with children aged four to eight years with varying disabilities and difficulties including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), and motor planning and sensory processing challenges. She has consistently aspired to work within a multidisciplinary team to deliver holistic, person-centred care.

Forming partnerships with families and stakeholders has been crucial for Jodie and she takes pride in her ability to build therapeutic relationships, collaboratively set goals, and provide ongoing education and support.

Jodie graduated with honours in 2020 and received the Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence – Semester 1 and 2, 2019.

Jodie has experience in the following areas.

  • Complex difficulties
  • Developing attention and concentration skills
  • Sensory Processing Difficulties
  • Autism / Aspergers Syndrome
  • Developmental Delays
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder or Dyspraxia
  • Self regulation and behaviour
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Behaviour Difficulties
  • Play and social skills
  • Activities of daily living including eating, toileting and dressing
  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting, cutting skills and typing skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Childcare / school participation 

Jodie's special areas of interest include

Autism spectrum disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, early intervention, sensory processing difficulties, emotional regulation, and fine motor/handwriting difficulties.

The key approaches Katy uses include

Katy's special areas of interest include

Family centred practice, strengths based practice, Sensory Processing, The Alert Program, and Zones of Regulation.