Danielle Atkins

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Danielle Atkins

Danielle is an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with infants/children and their whanau/families; observing infant behaviour and supporting the infant/parent relationship.

She is a certified Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) Trainer and Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) Trainer for Australia and New Zealand and a member of the New Zealand Bobath/Neurodevelopmental Therapy Tutors Group. Danielle works with parents/carers and their infants in the Special Care Baby Unit at Hawkes Bay Fallen Soldiers Memorial Hospital, as well as working with infants/children who have experienced trauma in their lives through abuse, non/accidental injury or who have neurological impairment.

Danielle‘s clinical focus is on developmental care, neurobehavioural and neurodevelopmental assessments, developmental and relationship-based interventions including follow up after discharge.

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