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Kristen Haywood


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), Sydney University


  • The Alice Betteridge School and The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children Respite and Recreation Services

  • The Hills Physical Disabilities Team: Jasper Road Public School and Crestwood High School

  • The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Graduating from Sydney University in 2003, Kristy has over 17 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist working with children and young people with neurological conditions and physical disabilities. Prior to becoming a clinician, Kristy worked as a support worker for 2 years. She has an obvious passion for working with children with disabilities and helping them achieve their potential. She loves working closely with families and brings to our team a wealth of knowledge that she has attained from the community and hospital system. Kristy has expert knowledge of assistive technology available on the market as well as being very experienced in splinting and casting for the management of tone.

Work Days: 3 Days per week

Areas Covered: Centre Based, Limited capacity for community and home visits in The Hills District and surrounds