Hopscotch OT provides clinic based services in Moorabbin and community based services in schools throughout Bayside and Kingston.
We offer flexible services to best support your child and family
Hopscotch OT is committed to providing evidence based best practice in a fun environment so that children love to attend.
We work closely with teachers and other health professionals working with the child.
Working closely with families so that we can truly understand what challenges they are experiencing and the unique strengths they have to assist their child.
We work with children and their families to set and work toward goals that are important to them and realistic to achieve.
The Hopscotch Team
Jodie Lang (Director/Occupational Therapist)
I completed my Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2005 at La Trobe University. I have been working as a paediatric occupational therapist for the past 12 years. I have always been passionate about working with children and families and have worked in a range of settings including; Early Intervention, Community Health and privately in independent schools. I established Hopscotch OT in 2014.
I have extensive experience working with children with; developmental coordination disorder or dyspraxia, developmental delays, specific learning disorders, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing difficulties and social and emotional difficulties. I am committed to using an evidence based approach and in recent years have completed training to become a certified CO-OP therapist, Tuning Into Kids group facilitator and have completed various other courses in; Social Thinking, sensory processing, handwriting intervention, toilet training and family centered practice. I love helping children to develop skills and am passionate about working with their parents and educators to understand their needs and how to support their skill development so that the child can reach their full potential.
On a personal level I am a mum to 2 young kids and love getting out and about and being active with my family.
Nikita Shastri (Occupational Therapist)
I completed my Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) in 2018 at Monash University. I am an enthusiastic person who loves working with children and their families to build therapy interventions into everyday routines, and to help empower children to achieve their goals and dreams.
I am committed to providing evidence-based therapy in an engaging and fun learning environment to deliver the best possible outcomes. As a new practitioner in the workplace, I continually learn and seek new opportunities to develop my skills and enhance the effectiveness of the therapy I provide.
On a personal level, I enjoy travelling, keeping active and socialising with friends.
Jessica Hodgkin (Occupational Therapist)
I completed my Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice in 2016 at La Trobe University. I then worked at a variety of hospitals gaining experience in the public setting to further my knowledge and experience.
I am extremely passionate about assisting families to integrate therapy into their day-to-day activities. I love helping children achieve their goals and providing therapy within an evidence-based context in a positive and fun learning environment.
On a personal level, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing basketball, skiing, and travelling.