Emma is a creative, passionate and devoted therapist. She graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy with Honours.
Emma discovered early on in her degree that she has a love for paediatrics and completed considerable research in this area focussing on sensory processing. She chose to focus her honours research project on paediatric Occupational Therapy, gaining a vast amount of knowledge including new and relevant findings. Emma was involved in creating a protocol for a pilot study at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital Paediatric Outpatient Clinic.
Emma has experience working in private paediatric clinics, schools, childcare centres and she has also volunteered with Inclusion Netball.
Emma has experience working with children on fine and gross motor skills, toileting, play skills and emotional regulation. She worked with these children in a paediatric clinic setting while liaising with teachers and parents to maintain a family centred approach.
Emma takes a holistic approach and aims to make all sessions client-centred to ensure they are engaging and motivating to help children achieve their goals. She uses her creativity and fun-loving attitude to build rapport and produce a positive and supportive environment for the children and families she works with.
Emma takes a collaborative approach, involving the families, other allied health professionals and teachers in the therapy journey. She firmly believes that this helps to establish consistency of therapy strategies across all environments for the child.
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Honours