Hannah Lyons

Occupational Therapist and Team Leader | Youthrive, North Lakes

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Biography

Hannah is an Occupational Therapist and a practicing member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Occupational Therapy Australia. She is passionate about helping a diverse range of clients, from young children to adolescents, achieve their goals through evidence-based practice and adopting a family-centred approach.

Hannah strongly believes that working effectively as a multidisciplinary team member is an integral part of ensuring efficient and effective client care. She is committed to and passionate about further developing her clinical and professional skills through independent study and attendance at formal learning courses.

Experience

Since graduating from the University of Queensland, Hannah has worked primarily as a community-based Occupational Therapist in various parts of Australia including rural and remote settings. Hannah’s experience includes assessment and treatment for children with developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual impairment, cerebral palsy and sensory processing difficulties as well as neurological assessment and rehabilitation following brain injury, hand and upper limb therapy, assessments for home modifications (basic and complex) and equipment prescription (including customised and electric wheelchairs), and providing continence/toileting advice.

Hannah also has experience in providing group therapy sessions and working within school settings. She has completed training courses and can deliver Secret Agent Society, The Helping Children with Austim package, Traffic Jam in the Brain and PlayConnect: Relationship-based Early Intervention for Young Children with Developmental Delays.

“I wanted to become an occupational therapist so I can help others participate in activities that are meaningful to them. I’m passionate about making therapy fun and engaging for the kids I work with.”