What we do
Thomas Britten-Jones provides Occupational Therapy to children of all ages in their school, preschool, child care or at home.
This is an NDIS approved, mobile service working primarily in the eastern and northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.
We provide care to children and those around them by empowering them with knowledge, building relationships and using evidence-based interventions to assist them to meet their goals.
Thomas Britten-Jones is an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about promoting and enhancing the lives of people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Thomas holds a Bachelor in Psychological Science from the University of South Australia. He received a merit award and was invited to the Golden Keys Society for academic excellence. Thomas then completed his Masters in Occupational Therapy, developing his skills in assessing clients, providing management plans, and providing education and support to staff and families. He is keenly interested in best-practice interventions for people with autism and keeps abreast of the latest research.
Thomas has 8 years experience teaching Tae Kwon-Do to children and adults and has previously worked as a Crisis Support Worker at Lifeline. Throughout his career, Thomas has continued to develop his knowledge and understanding of occupational therapy and has participated in several workshops, conferences and professional training.
- Participated in a "Move to Learn" workshop
- Trained in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
- Attended the 2017 Autism SA Conference: Social Cognition and Emotional Regulation
- Participated in "Toilet Time" – toilet training for children with developmental disabilities.
- Attended the 2018 Autism SA Conference: Autism as Context blindness
- Participated in 'Best Practice Approaches to Supervision Within New and Emerging Practice Environments'
- Completed 'Helping Children with Autism' - Online training provided by OT Australia
Thomas is also interested in counselling using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques and provide clients with concrete strategies to manage their anxiety, gain self-awareness and insight.
Thomas believes that for children to thrive they need to be able to fully participate in activities that are important to them, and to experience success. He believes that the relationship he forms with the family and child is central to the therapeutic process.
Thomas believes that caregiver involvement in therapy is vital. He encourages and welcomes on-going communication between himself and a child’s family. Thomas understands that caring for children is a full-time vocation and therefore has flexible contact hours and tries to be as accessible as possible.
By working closely with parents, carers, teachers and collaborating with other medical and health professionals he is consistently able to help people overcome their challenges and help them to gain independence, confidence and reach their full potential.