August 12, 2016

About Us

Hop Along Kids Occupational Therapy was created due to a growing demand for paediatric Occupational Therapy in the Hunter Valley. Hop Along Kids Occupational Therapy is a mobile service, offering assessment and intervention to children and families with the convenience of home, preschool or school visits.

Hop Along Kids Occupational Therapy’s philosophy is to provide a professional and family centred service, with the aim of maximising a child’s skill development in all areas of their life. Hop Along Kids Occupational Therapy recognises that early intervention is vital for a child’s development.

Vanessa Taska has worked as an Occupational Therapist for 18 years, with 10 years paediatric experience. She has had experience working with children of all ages and a wide range of disabilities. Vanessa is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OT AUS) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Vanessa has worked as a senior Occupational Therapist in hospital settings, outpatient clinics, community based services, schools, preschools and now in private practice. She is passionate about working with children and encouraging them to achieve.