New South Wales – RDI® Program Certified Consultant

Registered Occupational Therapist

consultant.lynne2I love working as a Relationship Development Intervention consultant and seeing the difference it makes for families. I have been working as a paediatric occupational therapist for over 20 years, but RDI fills a gap I was missing. Approximately half of the families I have worked with over the years have had a child or children with an autism spectrum disorder. I have worked in preschool and school settings, as well as with peak government and non-government therapy services. Soon after the Helping Children with Autism package gave therapy services for autism a boost, I joined an early intervention team specialising in autism spectrum disorders.

I established a private practice in October 2010 to give me the freedom to train as an RDI Program consultant. This decision was a response to hearing families lament that their child with autism could not form friendships and didn’t really engage with their parents or siblings in a reciprocal way. They were also often “stuck”, wanting to be in control and needing repetition and sameness. I am passionate about helping families foster their child’s interactions, relationships, flexibility and dynamic thinking.

I offer a mobile service so I can come to you if you are close by. I also work from the Paediatric Specialist Centre in Blacktown as needed. RDI and occupational therapy complement and inform each other, but RDI is a very different model of service delivery where I meet with the parents, rather than work directly with your child. However, I will also provide support and guidance in areas covered by occupational therapy for families doing RDI. Sometimes, this can include sessions with your child. I am also a provider of the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), a program that helps the listener’s sense of safety and availability for social engagement, as well as promoting more effective auditory processing.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • RDI® Program Certified Consultant
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Member of Autism Connections
  • Member of Occupational Therapy Australia

Contact Details:

  • Address: PO Box 518 Winston Hills NSW 2153
  • Mobile: 0431 912 369
  • Email:

Service Areas:

Hills/Parramatta/Blacktown/Merrylands/Dundas areas of Sydney, NSW

Registered Provider for rebates from:

  • NDIS – Self Managed
  • NDIS – Plan Managed
  • FaHCSIA AEI Helping Children with Autism
  • Medicare Better Access to Mental Health
  • Medicare HCWA funding package
  • Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan
  • Most Private Health Funds