B.Occ.THy (Hons), Occupational Therapist, Ayres Sensory Integration Certified, DIRFloortime Provider
Emily is a registered Occupational Therapist in Australia and Hong Kong. She completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons) with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2015. She specialises in Paediatrics. Emily worked for the Department of Education providing occupational therapy intervention with diverse needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Speech Language, Hearing and Vision Impairment. Part of her role was servicing rural mainstream and special schools. Supporting children to participate and feel successful at school.
She then worked at Autism Queensland a not-for-profit organisation and Autism School in Australia. There she provided clinic therapy sessions, school visit consultations and group interventions. In 2017, Emily moved to Hong Kong and worked at an intensive early intervention centre for 2 years before starting at SPOT. There she conducted assessments and provided therapy for local and expat children.
Emily embraces that every child is unique and aims to provide individualised holistic treatment approaches tailored to each child’s strengths, needs and interests. Emily implements creative therapy sessions that maximises the child’s engagement to ensure therapy is meaningful, fun and effective.
Emily values professional development and continually expands her skill base. She is certified in Ayres Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, DIRFloortime, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, Therapressure© Brushing Protocol; having completed Sensory Defensiveness course presented by Patricia and Julia Wilbarger. Therapeutic Listening™ and Quickshift; Revolutionising the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment, presented by Sheila Frick and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).