Dr Joanne Hinitt

PhD, BAppSc (OT) Hons
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

C43J - J Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9351 9006
Fax 9351 9197

Biographical details

Joanne's primary area of interest is working with children with learning and behavioural difficulties. She has extensive clinical experience working within private occupational therapy settings, providing OT services for children and their parents. Her particular interest is working collaboratively with teachers in the school setting and she recently completed her PhD titled 'The impact of implementing the Move to Learn program on young children's school performance' during which she was a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship.

Joanne is currently involved in a number of research projects including a line of research investigating the effectiveness of an occupational therapy intervention program which aims to develop social competence skills for children with learning difficulties.

Teaching and supervision

Joanne teaches into both the graduate and undergraduate occupational therapy programs.

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected publications

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Conferences

  • Mackenzie, L., Hinitt, J., Lee, V. (2014). Australian occupational therapy students' understandings of indigenous health and the needs of indigenous clients. 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
  • Chapparo, C., Hinitt, J., Mora, L. (2014). Using a sensory protocol to improve functional and behavioral outcomes for children with autism. 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Lowe, S. (2014). Using the perceive, recall, plan, perform (PRPP) system of task analysis to identify patterns of cognitive strategy application for children with learning difficulties. Occupational Therapy: A Life Practice, Sydney: Occupational Therapy Australia.
  • Challita, J., Chapparo, C., Hinitt, J., Lowe, S. (2013). The effectiveness of the Perceive, Recall, Plan, Perform (PRPP) System of Intervention on the social skills of children with learning difficulties. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Lowe, S. (2013). Using the PRPP@School (Parent and Teacher Questionnaire) to identify patterns of cognitive strategy application in children with learning difficulties. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R. (2011). The impact of using the "Move to Learn" program on performance at school for children with learning difficulties. 5th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, Thailand: World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R. (2011). Using the "Move to Learn" program with young children at school. 5th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, Thailand: World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R. (2010). Getting the brain ready and body ready for learning. 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress WFOT 2010, Australia: World Federation of Occupational Therapy.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R. (2010). The impact of using the "Move to Learn" program on young children's school performance. 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress WFOT 2010, Australia: World Federation of Occupational Therapy.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R. (2008). The impact of "Move to Learn" motor sequences on writing, drawing and school behaviours of young primary school children. Occupational Therapy Australia 23rd National Conference & Exhibition 2008, Melbourne, Australia: Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R., Lowe, S. (2003). Assessing information processing deficits in children: the PRPP system of task analysis. 2nd Paediatric Conference - What Works with Kids hosted by OT Australia-QLD, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: OT Australia.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R., Lowe, S. (2002). Assessing information processing deficits in children. 13th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, Sweden: School of Health Science, Jonkoping University.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R., Lowe, S. (2001). Information processing deficits in children with learning difficulties. OT Australia (NSW) and the Children's Hospital at Westmead Paediatric Occupational Therapy: Innovate Practice, Sydney: Occupational Therapy Australia.

2014

  • Mackenzie, L., Hinitt, J., Lee, V. (2014). Australian occupational therapy students' understandings of indigenous health and the needs of indigenous clients. 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
  • Chapparo, C., Hinitt, J., Mora, L. (2014). Using a sensory protocol to improve functional and behavioral outcomes for children with autism. 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Lowe, S. (2014). Using the perceive, recall, plan, perform (PRPP) system of task analysis to identify patterns of cognitive strategy application for children with learning difficulties. Occupational Therapy: A Life Practice, Sydney: Occupational Therapy Australia.

2013

  • Challita, J., Chapparo, C., Hinitt, J., Lowe, S. (2013). The effectiveness of the Perceive, Recall, Plan, Perform (PRPP) System of Intervention on the social skills of children with learning difficulties. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Lowe, S. (2013). Using the PRPP@School (Parent and Teacher Questionnaire) to identify patterns of cognitive strategy application in children with learning difficulties. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.

2011

  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R. (2011). The impact of using the "Move to Learn" program on performance at school for children with learning difficulties. 5th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, Thailand: World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R. (2011). Using the "Move to Learn" program with young children at school. 5th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, Thailand: World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

2010

  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R. (2010). Getting the brain ready and body ready for learning. 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress WFOT 2010, Australia: World Federation of Occupational Therapy.
  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R. (2010). The impact of using the "Move to Learn" program on young children's school performance. 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress WFOT 2010, Australia: World Federation of Occupational Therapy.

2008

  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R. (2008). The impact of "Move to Learn" motor sequences on writing, drawing and school behaviours of young primary school children. Occupational Therapy Australia 23rd National Conference & Exhibition 2008, Melbourne, Australia: Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.

2003

  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R., Lowe, S. (2003). Assessing information processing deficits in children: the PRPP system of task analysis. 2nd Paediatric Conference - What Works with Kids hosted by OT Australia-QLD, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: OT Australia.

2002

  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R., Lowe, S. (2002). Assessing information processing deficits in children. 13th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, Sweden: School of Health Science, Jonkoping University.

2001

  • Hinitt, J., Chapparo, C., Heard, R., Lowe, S. (2001). Information processing deficits in children with learning difficulties. OT Australia (NSW) and the Children's Hospital at Westmead Paediatric Occupational Therapy: Innovate Practice, Sydney: Occupational Therapy Australia.

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