Jennifer Hooper [(MSc(OT)] is a Partner at The OT Link and has a special interest in the treatment of children with ASD and the support of their families. She completed her Masters Research Report on the topic “Caregivers needs for service provision for their children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”. Her career highlights include: running a multidisciplinary clinic for children with ASD and their parents at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and treating clients with ASD in private practice and the special school system in the UK.
Jennifer has worked in the public health, private practice, and NPO clinical settings covering general practice, paediatrics (medicine and surgery, neurology, psychiatry, learning and development) and medico-legal functional capacity client loads. She has also taught in the under graduate OT programme at WITS University and at post graduate level predominantly in the fields of neurological rehabilitation and paediatrics. Jennifer’s passions include: teaching and learning; working with families and children towards realising their goals and happy, healthy living; multi-disciplinary, quality service delivery based on sound evidence-based principles; activities(!) and the magic of the task-orientated approach.