Hannah Bognar

Occupational Therapist
Lives on Binjareb and Wardandi Noongar land (she/her)
Languages Spoken: English

Hannah primarily works with children aged between 4-16 years of age, focusing on developing their self-regulation, self-care independence, and motor skills, among other areas. Hannah has worked with a range of diagnoses, including supporting those with Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Sensory Processing difficulties. Hannah is passionate about providing strength-based and neuro-affirming therapy, so that every child feels safe, confident, and proud of who they are. Hannah has experience supporting clients under the NDIS scheme. She has also engaged in online telehealth Occupational Therapy services since graduation. 

Hannah graduated from Curtin University in 2019 with a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy (First Class Honours). Throughout her studies, Hannah completed placements across a range of settings including hospitals, mental health, and paediatrics. Upon graduating, Hannah started work at a private paediatric practice in a rural town found in the South West of WA. At the beginning of 2022, Hannah left her hometown and traveled around Australia. This was an amazing opportunity that made her fall even more in love with the country and small communities. Towards the end of this trip, Hannah started expanding her experience by completing adult Functional Capacity Assessments and then shortly after joined the team of Umbo.

Hannah has undertaken additional training to develop her expertise in completing Functional Capacity Assessments for adults, teens, and children. Hannah has also attended a range of professional development opportunities that align with her passions and listed areas of practice below. In her spare time Hannah enjoys going for walks with her dog Bud, travelling, camping and a good cup of tea.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Social-emotional development
  • Executive Functioning skills (i.e. planning, organisation, time-management skills)
  • Sensory Processing 
  • Motor skills and Coordination (e.g. handwriting)
  • Self-care skills (e.g toileting, dressing, feeding)