reThink Children's Therapy Dunedin

Meet the team

Our team are friendly, experienced & professional. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive assessment services alongside fun & engaging therapy programmes tailored to the needs of your child. 

Anna Baker

Managing Director

Always planning the next family adventure

Anna provides the strategic leadership to our team. She ensures our systems & day to day activities are running smoothly so you receive our best service, no exceptions. Clinically, Anna draws on her 20 years of experience & works as part of our comprehensive assessment and therapy teams. She'll help you gain a better understanding of your child or young person's strengths & challenges while also providing strategies to support their wellbeing & development. Alongside her clinical work Anna is an experienced presenter & conference speaker known for her ability to break large concepts into practical strategies that can be used in the home, school & community.

 

Specialist Areas of Practice

  • Developmental Trauma
  • Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Dyspraxia & gross motor
  • Handwriting & fine motor

 

Anna's most frequently requested presentations include:

The Impact of Early Trauma on Learning & Behaviour

You’ll leave this presentation understanding the two most powerful things you can do to support the tamariki at your place and help them unlock their learning potential.

Making Sense of Sensory Processing

In this hands on workshop you’ll learn why sensory processing matters, how it can be derailed, and strategies you can use to support the children at your place.

Little People Big Emotions

This workshop is for anyone supporting tamariki under 7years. It will help you understand how to support the emotional development of the little people at your place.

Be School Ready

This presentation is for the parents & caregivers of 3 & 4yr olds. It highlights how to develop the physical, social & cognitive skills that will help your child start school with a smile.

 

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy (Developmental Trauma)
  • Certificate in Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics informed
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

 

Anna is based in Dunedin.

Face to face & online services available.