Lynne Bullen

RDI® Program Certified Consultant / Occupational Therapist
  • Lynne Bullen

  • Lynne has been working as a paediatric occupational therapist for over 20 years. At least half of the families she has worked with over that time have had a child or children with an autism spectrum disorder.

    She has worked in preschool and school settings, as well as with peak government and non government therapy services. When government funding for therapy for children with an ASD became available a few years ago, Lynne was able to start working in a team specialising in autism.

    Lynne maintains currency in new research and approaches in the field by regularly attending workshops and training. In August 2010, Lynne trained in the SOS (Systematic Oral Sensory) approach to restricted eating so she can give families a roadmap where they can see gradual extension of the foods their child is comfortable eating.

    In October 2010, Lynne started her own private practice to give her the freedom to commence training as an RDI® Program consultant in December 2010. This was a response to hearing families lament that their child could not form friendships and didn’t really engage with their parents or siblings in a mutual way. Lynne is passionate about fostering engagement, relationship, flexibility and dynamic thinking.

    Lynne offers a mobile service to homes, schools and preschools in the Hills/Parramatta/Blacktown area. Her focus is on each family’s goals for their child and her approach is individualised to suit each child and their family.

    While RDI and occupational therapy complement and inform each other, RDI® is a very different model of service delivery, so the two services are offered separately.

    Services Offered Include:

    • Assessment of relationship skills using the RDI assessment protocol.
    • Consultation with parents and modelling with their children to enable parents to guide their child to develop day to day awareness, engagement and reciprocity in relationships.
    • Assessment, consultations and treatment for sensory sensitivities and sensory processing difficulties
    • Assessment and collaborative strategies to promote more relaxed mealtimes eating a wider range of foods
    • Assessment and therapy to develop play, self-care and fine and gross motor skills
    • Collaboration with other services including schools and preschools to integrate remediation programs and to assist smooth transitions, limit anxiety and maximize your child’s learning

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
    RDI® Program Certified Consultant 
    AHPRA Registered Occupational Therapist
    Member of Occupational Therapy Australia
    Member of RDI® Consultants Australia

    Address:

    P.O. Box 518, Winston Hills, NSW 2153

    Phone:

    0431 912 369

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