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Dave Jereb is a visionary paediatric occupational therapist who has shown unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of children for over two decades. Dave and his equally dedicated wife, Kathy, co-founded MoveAbout Therapy Services in 2008 and have revolutionised paediatric occupational therapy in Australia. Central to Dave’s philosophy is the belief, ‘We support the people who support the kids’. Dave passionately advocates the best way to assist children is by empowering the adults in their lives – parents, caregivers, allied health professionals and educators – with the tools to read, understand and positively influence their behaviour. This core principle is evident in MoveAbout’s promise to offer unparalleled therapy and support, ensuring that children, regardless of their differences, have the opportunity to lead meaningful lives and become valued and valuable members of their communities. A staunch advocate for continuous learning and development, Dave, in collaboration with Kathy, crafted the MoveAbout Activity Cards and developed transformative workshops, including ‘A Dynamic Approach to Regulation and Behaviour’ and ‘Connecting with Kids with ASD’. Dave’s contributions also include co-presenting the online course: ‘STEPPSI: A Tool For Effective Clinical Reasoning’ with Tracy Stackhouse, and the in-person live course ‘Sensory Defensiveness: A Comprehensive Treatment Approach’ alongside Dr Julia Wilbarger. Beyond the bounds of MoveAbout, Dave has been a guiding star to early career OTs and the businesses who employ them, battling burnout and striving to nurture their professional growth. As a mentor and coach, he’s passionate about uplifting the community, fostering connections and injecting a playful spirit into the process of lifelong learning. His expertise shines through multiple platforms, from podcasts like Chatabout Children Podcast with Sonia Bestulic, Private Practice Made Perfect with Cathy Love, Run Like Clockwork and Holly the OT Podcast to enriching series on the MoveAbout Therapy Services YouTube channel, such as Beach Topics and MoveAbout Supervision Sessions.