MEET THE TEAM AT THE RESOURCE KIT
Hi my name is Belinda and I am the Owner and Behaviour consultant here at The Resource Kit. I am a Special Education teacher and University Lecturer working with Pre-service teachers. I am also the proud mother of two young boys. My passion lies with positively engaging children to reach their potential and working closely with families and educators to ensure they also have the skills to support their children. My aim is to assist families who may be struggling with challenging behaviour, routines or not coping with day to day activities.
I have over 10 years’ experience children working with a range of children across all ability levels, including children with ASD, developmental delay and intellectual disability. I provide a calm and supportive process to working with families to make positive change with the children in their lives.
My vision is to assist families to regain precious moments with their children, developing strategies with families to work with their children at home, at school and in the community. Through The Resource Kit, I provide consultancy & workshops to families and teachers on how to work positively with all children. I also provides support for families regarding toilet training and bedtime routines.
Melissa da Graca Costa
Melissa is our Occupational Therapist (OT) here at The Resource Kit and is a fantastic and well informed part of the team. She is a mother of two young children. Melissa loves working with children and their families and constantly aims to achieve the best outcomes possible for every child. She is passionate about seeing children and their parents achieve their goals, including ensuring parents know how to support their children’s regulation needs. Melissa believes that parents are the key to successfully achieving goals for children and works closely to support Belinda in her work in achieving successful outcomes for children, families and educational supports.
Melissa has worked in a range of different areas including as a paediatric and children’s OT for over 7 years, specialising in supporting children ranging from 0-18 with a range of developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), sensory processing disorder, developmental coordination disorder, genetic and chromosomal disorders, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy and feeding difficulties. Melissa also worked on the neonatal unit and was the OT coordinator as part of the multidisciplinary team for the neonatal follow up program for all the premature babies. Melissa has attained an accreditation in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding and has also completed the Certificate in Infant Mental Health in 2013. Melissa has completed the DIR/Floortime training and this is her primary influence for therapy programs and support.