Eleonora Di Rocco - High Hopes Dubai

Eleonora Di Rocco

Head of Occupational Therapy Department
DHA License Number: 90595028-001

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Eleonora is an Occupational Therapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, UK, and licensed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, UK, and is trained in Sensory Integration (Module 1, Sensory Network), CO-OP (Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance, CO-OP Academy) and Behaviour Analysis and Intervention (Tizard Centre, University of Kent). She is also adept at using Occupational Performance Coaching to support families in achieving their children’s goals as well as their own. Eleonora has a vast experience in supporting “picky eaters” children with restricted diet to explore and expand their sensory experiences related to mealtimes.

In her work, Eleonora uses a holistic approach centered on the unique needs of the person. She is passionate about supporting children, adolescents, and young adults in understanding their own conditions and developing life skills to promote increased independence, self-management, and self-advocacy, as well as participation in current and potential occupations.

Eleonora has delivered comprehensive occupational therapy assessments and customized intervention plans for youth with such various conditions as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), physical disabilities, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in educational settings, independent practices, and public health institutions in the UK. In her latest position as a Transition and ASD Lead, she ensured a consistent implementation of best practice and evidence-based practice throughout the service.

Eleonora received her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from G. D’Annuzio University, Italy, in 2012, and holds a Master in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from the University of Kent, UK.

She has completed a research study on transition between children’ and adults’ services to help better prepare adolescents with disabilities for adulthood.

Eleonora is fluent in English and Italian and she can offer therapeutic support in both languages.


  • Bachelor Occupational Therapy
  • Maters in Intellectual and Developmental Disability
  • Ayres Sensory Integration
  • Behaviour Analysis and Intervention
  • Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance
  • CVI- Cortical Visual Impairment Foundational Training
  • Zones of Regulation
  • School Assessment Motor and Process Skills
  • Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding

HER Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Birth injuries or defects
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Chronic pain patients
  • Down Syndrome/Trisomy 21
  • Dyspraxia
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Fatigue
  • Genetic and chromosomal conditions
  • Global Development Delay
  • Hydrocephaly
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health or behavioural problems
  • Rare genetic diseases/chromosomal disorders such as CDKL5
  • Rheumatoid arthritis juvenile
  • Seating
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

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