Deb Hopper is an Aussie Pediatric Occupational Therapist passionate about helping kids learn to self-regulate, concentrate, focus and relax. With over 20 years experience in pediatrics and mental health I am developing some really great resources for teachers and therapists.
I'm a passionate OT who loves to empower parents, teachers and health professionals to understand why children struggle with concentration, engagement in class and self regulation. I work from a sensory processing perspective, balanced out with a practical approach to using cognitive approaches in helping children get through what they need to do, coping with their sensory environments, and using task analysis, social and sensory stories to help reduce their anxiety. I have presented many workshops around regional NSW over the past 4 years. My signature workshop, the Just Right Kids workshop is very popular with parents and teachers.
Our business Life Skills 4 Kids (Australia) has won numerous business awards, including our local Excellence in Health and Well being, Excellence in Professional Services, and Excellence in Marketing on numerous occasions.
Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) Master of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
I am an Amazon No. 1 Best Selling Author for my books "Reducing Meltdowns and Improving Concentration: The Just Right Kids Technique", Healthy, Happy Kids and the The School Environment Sensory Checklist. I am also the creator of the 20 Day Classroom Detox Online Program.