Carla Minnican

Occupational Therapist

Carla is an occupational therapist who has worked and trained in various adult settings including rural community health, residential aged care, occupational rehabilitation, and in-home environments. Carla has worked in many care roles and has a passion for working with and advocating for people living with intellectual disabilities and dementia.

Carla has completed research on culturally responsive communication and enjoys regular, ongoing research and training in her interest areas of autism spectrum disorder, positive behaviour support and relationships and sexuality for people living with disabilities.

Raised in a country town, Carla values the idea that high-quality therapy should be accessible to everybody in a timely manner. Besides occupational therapy, Carla enjoys reading, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Adult home and functional assessments
  • ASD
  • Assistive Technology assessments
  • Behaviour management
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Self-care skills
  • Positive behaviour support for people with dementia
  • Rehabilitation and general intervention for people living with stroke, acquired brain injury,
  • Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and dementia
  • Functional assessments and independent living skills development
  • Manual handling and ergonomics assessment and training
  • Advocating participation in meaningful activities
  • Culturally safe and inclusive therapy