Our Occupational Therapy
At Kids’ Space OT, we provide an individualized and holistic therapy service to enable each child to achieve their goals. Therapy sessions are play based and goal directed. We use your child’s interests and strengths to build on the areas in which they are having difficulties we work closely with the child’s family to identify and treat the underlying difficulties rather than simply practice tasks so that we can build a strong foundation on which to build on. This enables the child not only to develop new skills but also to improve their overall confidence and self-esteem.
Claire is a vibrant, energetic and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who has a natural ability to connect to children and adults alike. She is driven to find what motivates each child, celebrates their strengths and uses their interests to guide her intervention.
Claire is experienced with addressing sensory processing difficulties, developing social and emotional regulation skills, executive functioning skills, and developing gross and fine motor skills. Claire is passionate about building self-esteem and confidence in the children she works with. Claire has attended professional development in DIR Floortime, Traffic Jam in the brain and Tony Attwood’s conference. Claire is also currently completing certification as a Pilates Instructor with a plan to incorporate Pilates in her work to develop postural control, body awareness and gross motor skills. She shares her time between our Kippax clinic and being based at Canberra Girls Grammar School where Kids’ Space OT provides OT services at the school.
Allied Health Assistant
Amy is an optimistic, caring, and compassionate allied health assistant. She is passionate about celebrating the strengths of the clients and utilising them in therapy. Amy has had previous experience working with kids as a gymnastics coach and party entertainer.
Amy grew up in Canberra and spends her spare time at cafes or going to reformer Pilates classes. She loves to incorporate movement and colour into her sessions, ensuring the clients are engaged to achieve their goals in fun ways. Amy is currently studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra and will graduate in 2024.
Allied Health Assistant
Elise is a patient, kind-natured and engaging Allied Health Assistant. Elise enjoys working with children across different contexts and uses the role of an allied health assistant to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship with people. Any type of challenge is neither too big or small for Elise, applying herself with motivation and determination in all therapy settings to make a difference.
Elise is a Riverina local and loves going home to the family farm when she can. In her spare time, Elise can be found exploring Ngunnawal country up in Brindabella National Park. Elise moved to Canberra to study a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and is expected to graduate in 2023.