Arul Hamill

Arul Hamill

Arul Hamill

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

New Zealand Registration (NZROT 1988)
Australian Registration (OT Australia 2013)
Founding member of the International PRPP instructors Network (2014)
Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand/ Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa


Arul has over 25 years of Paediatric experience. She worked in Child Development teams from 1991 to 1999 before running a Private Practice from 2003 and worked with ACC and school learning support units.
Arul has experience working with children with Developmental delay, Syndromes, Cerebral Palsy, Head injuries including Shaken baby syndrome, Prematurity, Learning disability, Neurological conditions, Equipment support, cross cultural support and working in the community including clinic, home and school.

Specific training

  • Neuro-developmental Therapy
  • Foundation Bobath, Baby Bobath and Advanced Baby Bobath certification
  • Sensory Integration theory and Practice
  • Perceive, Recall, Plan and Perform PRPP assessment and Intervention of Information Processing
  • Sensory Profile
  • SOS (Sequential, Oral Sensory) Approach to feeding
  • If you can’t breathe, you can’t function. Lifespan lab course (Mary Massery PT)
  • Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO)
  • Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC)
  • Upper Limb Performance Assessment (ULPA)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

Workshops, teaching and clinical supervision

  • Kidsplus Geelong Australia
    • Integration coaching into practice with families of children with cerebral palsy.
  • Down Syndrome Conference
    • Learner profile with Down Syndrome.
  • Recreate
    • Understanding ADHD, ASD, cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and anxiety. See through your clients eyes.
  • Ministry of Education, Rotorua
    • Using coaching skills within our practice.
  • Play Workshop
    • Parenting place.
  • Perceive, Recall, Plan and Perform Workshop, Introduction and stage 1
    • Co-presenter with Wendy Burrows, ADHB.
  • Clinical Reasoning Workshop
    • Paediatric Occupational Therapy and Kidsplus, Geelong, Australia.
  • SPACE (Parenting Place)
    • Mother and Baby Programme
  • Paediatric OT Intensives
    • Training of therapists