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.
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.
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.
Emma is the smiling face you see when you walk through the door. She is approachable, reliable and has a great sense of humour. Emma keeps the practice organised – from the team members through to client services.
She enjoys connecting with families, whether that be over the phone or face to face. She is available 3 days a week to assist with any questions, queries or concerns you might have, big or small. As a mum of twin boys, Emma knows what is needed to create a fun and welcoming environment.