Peta Stimson - Occupational Therapist
Peta joins our team as a senior occupational therapist. Peta has significant experience in hospital and community settings including with the spina bifida service, community outpatients, acute neurology and rehabilitation.
Her training in specialised assessments includes cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance (CO-OP), functional hand use in hemiplegia, Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, home modifications and dyskinetic cerebral palsy.
Peta has experience in splinting and casting, wheelchair prescription and working with children with cerebral palsy, developmental delay, sensory regulation and processing concerns, handwriting and fine motor impairments.
Emma Stockings - Occupational Therapist
Emma is a very experienced occupational therapist. She has worked across a variety of settings including community paediatrics, inpatient and community mental health, occupational rehabilitation, equipment prescription and home modifications. Emma loves working with children and has recently completed the ALERT program and traffic jam in my brain. She is passionate about working with children and their families to achieve optimal client focussed outcomes. Emma enjoys working with children of all ages, who present with a range of challenges including fine motor, sensory and physical.
Celia van der Merwe - Occupational Therapist
Celia is a very experienced occupational therapist who has worked in South Africa, UK and more recently Australia. She has worked in multidisciplinary community teams as well as in private practice both as a therapist and in more senior roles.
Whilst experienced across the scope of occupational therapy, Celia is passionate about working with children with sensory needs. She has focused on this passion, working within the home and school environments.
Nova - Pet as Therapy
Nova is a 3-year-old Golden Labrador. She successfully passed Guide Dog training however lost confidence leading her owner in the absence of an experienced handler. Nova was therefore transitioned into the Guide Dogs Australia 'Pets as Therapy' program and joined us as a Therapy Dog. She is a sensitive dog who adores children and is incredibly gentle and intuitive. She is in the clinic and available to join appointments.