Mobile occupational therapy, speech therapy, and allied health
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Our Therapists

Brisbane. Ipswich. Logan. Beenleigh. Redland Bay.

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Dr. Nicole 

Director/ Occupational Therapist

Nicole is an Occupational Therapist with over 14 years of experience, specializing in Paediatrics and adult rehabilitation, including vocational rehabilitation. While primarily involved in the development and provision of treatment programs, Nicole also specialises in assessment across a number of functional areas for the purpose of developing treatment plans and also for the development of medico-legal reports. Nicole has experience undertaking: care needs assessments; functional capacity assessments; workplace/ ergonomic assessments; ADL assessments; assessment for home modification and equipment prescription; assessment of cognitive function, visual processing, and other assessments relevant to functional skills. 

 

Lisa 

Occupational Therapist

Brisbane to Ipswich 

Professional experience has included working with children with a range of developmental delays in varied settings, including school, home and clinic. Intervention strategies utilised include communication aids (visual aids, PECs), role playing, modelling, chaining and specific, evidence-based programs such as ‘Food School’, PALS. Experienced in the provision of group therapy programs for children with autism and/ or social

Andrea 

Social Worker

Carina, Carina Heights, Carindale, Belmont, Cannon Hill, Morningside, Bulimba, Hawthorne

My name is Andrea Webb and I have worked for a number of years with children on the spectrum in relation to social skills and emotional regulation under the HCWA funding.  I completed my dual qualification in Bachelor of Social Work/Arts (Psychology) from the University of Queensland.  Based in Carina Heights, Brisbane, I specialise in working with children and families in my community.

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Deb Blakely

 

 

Dietition

Introducing the Brisbane Dietitian, Nutritionist and mum who is passionate about kids learning to love good food from birth and beyond.

Deb is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist, recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia. She is particularly passionate about supporting grown-ups (parents, carers & early childhood educators) to positively & joyfully connect or reconnect with food & eating and share this with the children in their care.

Deb believes that ALL bodies are amazing, and she applies a weight-neutral, non-diet approach in supporting kids to grow into the bodies that are right for them. Her approach supports parents, carers, families & educators to make decisions about nutrition and health from a place of care & consideration rather than control.  Deb is particularly skilled at working with children and families who are struggling with fussy eaters, problem feeders, children with sensory feeding issues (e.g. ASD, Aspergers Syndrome, ADD/ADHD) and children with weight concern.  

Rosalyn 

Senior Occupational Therapist

 

 

 

 

Strengths as an OT? words from Ros "Valuing and respecting the unique qualities of each child and their family that I have the privilege to work with. I grow each time I work with a child as they share with me their individual skills and gifts. I like to think that my main strength is to listen and work sensitively with families to prioritise the needs that are most important to them. I like to work collaboratively with the focus to promote the child’s confidence and feeling of success in their daily life. My personal practice model is to deliver therapy that supports independence with the aim that I make myself redundant"

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Melissa 

Teacher of the Deaf

Melissa is a qualified Teacher of the Deaf who is registered as a Better Start Provider. With over 13 years of experience in this specialised field, she has worked with children from infancy through to finishing highschool, across all ability ranges and in varied settings. 

Melissa’s focus is to develop individual intervention plans that are unique to your child and family, that address skills and goals that are important to you.  She can provide support to your child and family with: Language and communication development,  Auditory Skills, Strategies for the classroom such as managing acoustics and noise, Literacy support with a focus on phonological and phonemic awareness,  Cognitive development and learning skills development,  Referrals for additional support in Auslan or social and emotional development,   Develop partnerships with your family’s other service providers to establish a multidisciplinary team approach.

 
Darcy the Therapy Dog

Darcy the Therapy Dog

Darcy is a fully trained and qualified Therapy Dog. He is available to visit aged care facilities, schools, and centres. His goal in life is to make you smile!

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Call 0733989367 or email info@gatewaytherapies for enquiries