Bella Bianchino

Occupational Therapist

During her time at Optimum, Bella has experienced a wide variety of clinical areas and age groups, ranging from infancy to elderly. Bella has worked extensively in the Paediatric therapy space.

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Play With Your Food!

For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), sensory processing of food and its sensations can be difficult. As food and eating can be quite a …

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Assistive Technology vs. Adaptive Equipment; What’s the difference?

For those with physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities, performing everyday tasks can present many challenges, and inhibit the individual’s ability to perform these tasks independently. …

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Attendant-Propelled Assistive Technology

Did you know wheelchairs are not just about the user? As Occupational Therapists, we need to think about not only the user, but we also …

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Parkinson’s Disease: How Can Occupational Therapy Help?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system. This condition presents differently in everyone and is classified from stages 1 …

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Self-Care Skills Are Not Just For Adults!

Teaching those all-important tasks such as brushing our teeth, brushing our hair, and feeding ourselves can be tricky with our little friends, so we need …

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Picture This – Visual aids

INTELLECTUAL DELAYS To the majority of us, things like brushing our teeth, getting dressed, and having a shower come as second nature. For those with …

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