Matt has 7 years experience as an occupational therapist and has been working for the past 4 years with children with low vision and blindness. He is expert at providing low vision and blindness advice and has completed NDIS assistive technology applications including recommendations for home modifications and scripts for equipment and technology. Matt has worked in a transdisciplinary role and and he has undertaken additional education regarding brain injury and neuroplasticity. Matt really enjoys working with families and children and empowering children with complex challenges to maximise their independence.
Katelyn Tillack - Occupational Therapist
Katelyn has worked for several years in paediatric private practice. Katelyn has assisted children with a broad range of conditions including developmental delay, disability and ASD. Her experience includes providing occupational therapy services for a Special Needs Early Intervention Service. Katelyn has completed additional training including Traffic Jam in my Brain and Exploring Treatments for Social Anxiety. Katelyn has also worked in an NDIS context for the past year. Katelyn really enjoys working with children and their families and is passionate about therapy recommendations being relevant and appropriate for the home environment.
Harry Gunningham - Occupational Therapist
Harry joins our team with a strong background in working with children with a disability. Harry completed a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2018. He also holds a degree in psychology and microbiology and qualifications in human movement. Harry has a strong interest in assistive technology and is passionate about working with children with disability. Harry has experience in implementing school programs, supporting the development of independent living skills and has used standardised assessments and outcome measures for report writing. He has working knowledge of simple and complex home modifications and assistive technology equipment available to children with a disability.
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.
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 4-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.