Therapists

Belinda Dinga has been working with DOTS Allied Health Services since early 2011 after moving to Qld from Sydney with her husband and two sons. She graduated with Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from Sydney University in 1999 and has since worked in mental health, aged care, occupational rehabilitation and paediatrics.

Belinda has a passion for working with children with autism, ADHD, anxiety and other mood disorders. She has further training in sensory processing disorder and sensory based therapies including The Greenspan Floortime Approach for Professionals (DIR Floortime), The Alert Program, “How Does Your Engine Run?” and the Willbarger Therapressure and Proprioceptive Technique (Brushing program). Belinda has experience delivering adult education and loves working directly with parents and teachers to deliver workshops and in-service training.

Jill van Heerden is a South African trained Occupational Therapist, who graduated from The University of the Witwatersrand in 2001. She has 13 years of experience in Paediatrics, having worked as a school based therapist and in private practice, she is experienced in assisting infants and children, with various learning, developmental and emotional difficulties including: Sensory processing and regulatory disorders,  Autistic spectrum disorders,  Behavioural and emotional difficulties related to regulatory problems, ADD, ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD),  Learning difficulties,  Postural and motor planning problems.

Jill is a certified Sensory Integration trained therapist, and a PhysiFun trained professional. She also co-presented the Introduction to Sensory Integration course in South Africa.