About Us

A fun, engaging and meaningful approach to children’s Occupational Therapy.

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.

Sumita Quinn

Director, Occupational Therapist

Meet the Team

Sumita is the Director of Kids’ Space OT and has over a decade of clinical experience and a love of working with children and their families. She believes in making therapy playful, engaging and fun to work towards building the child’s skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Sumita is experienced in working with children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, address sensory processing difficulties, develop improved emotional regulation and social skills and address feeding difficulties. She has considerable experience working with children with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Global Developmental Delay, Developmental Coordination Disorder amongst many others.

Over the years, Sumita has attended numerous trainings. Some of these include: Wilbargar Approach to Sensory Defensiveness, Astronaut Training – A Visual Vestibular Approach, SOS approach to Feeding, DIR Floortime, Kinesiotaping Level 1-2, Coop Approach, Handwriting without Tears Kids and Family Rainbow Yoga teacher training and Decoding Autism.

Sumita is a registered Medicare provider and holds Better Access to Mental Health endorsement.
She is also passionate about working with women, especially mums and is Australia’s first and currently only Restore your Core ® teacher.

To find out more about Sumita’s work with women, check out www.aspaceformums.com.au

Laura Ferguson

Occupational Therapist

Laura is a creative, caring and driven Occupational Therapist who believes that therapy should be fun and meaningful for each child. She strives to build strong and positive relationships with the families she works with and provide individualised intervention for each child and family unit. Laura loves to have a laugh and brings humour and a sense of fun with her to all her intervention sessions.

Laura is experienced working with children with a range of needs and can assist with developing gross and fine motor skills including handwriting, addressing sensory processing difficulties, developing independence in self care and life skills, social skills development, emotional regulation and more.

Recently Laura has attended the Traffic Jam in my Brain course, Tony Attwood’s Emotional Management for Children and Teens with ASD, Thinking and Talking about Trauma in Children, Young People and Families conference and DIR Floortime.

Katy Fisher

Occupational Therapist

Katy is a fun, friendly and motivated Occupational Therapist who strives to make a positive difference in the lives of the children she works with. She loves to play and believes in the power of relationship to work towards goals. Katy uses a collaborative family centred approach, listening to families and strives to be a trusted person in the child’s life.

Katy is an experienced OT who has worked with many children with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, developmental delay etc. Katy has attended training in DIR Floortime, SOS approach to feeding and Karen Stagnitti’s Learn to Play program.

Katy can assist with developing motor skills including handwriting, developing independence in self-care, improving participation in age appropriate activities, developing improved executive functioning skills. She has a special interest in developing play skills in children and supporting children who are transitioning to school.

Claire Kenyon

Occupational Therapist

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.

If you are Interested in Joining Kids’ Space Occupational Therapy we’d love to hear from you!

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Our Clinic

Our clinic is a fun and engaging space equipped with fantastic equipment, swings and games to ensure your child loves coming to OT.