Kids That Go Therapies Provides:
- Up to date therapy services for children with toileting, self care, development, learning, sensory, anxiety or behavioural needs
- An opportunity to have your questions explored and answered
- Compassionate care with a focus on developing or restoring the child’s independence
- Communication with education and other health professionals to achieve greater continuity of care
- Medicare (CDMP) and NDIS registered services.
Meet Our Team
Occupational Therapist, Director
- Continence clinician
- Developmental & sensory assessment
- Anxiety & behaviour
- Chronic illness
Since graduating from the University of Queensland in 2001, I have predominantly worked in the areas of child development and continence. However my greatest training comes from raising 3 children. My passion is to serve local families who are tackling tough issues such as wee/poo troubles, difficult behaviours, difficulties at school and unique sensory processing characteristics. My approach is informed by evidence-based practice and deep understanding of the physiology of the human body, however I strive to balance these with practical ‘real world’ solutions tailored to the individual family’s situation.
In my down-time I love time with my family, chatting with friends over coffee, card making and walking our puppy Sally.
Rebecca is frequently asked to speak on the topic of Paediatric Continence in Australia and wrote the Conquering Wees & Poos (© Queensland Health) learning package for other clinicians at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in 2011. If you are interested in having her inservice your team or organisation, please Contact Us.
Rebecca is registered to receive Enhanced Primary Care/Chronic Disease Management Plan referrals from GP's.
Counsellor, Registered Nurse
Bachelor of Nursing, Grad.Dip Nursing (Mental Health), Masters of Counselling.
- Supporting parents
- Helping children and teenagers
- Living with chronic illness & disability, including diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
- Coping with grief and loss
I am an experienced Registered Nurse and Counsellor, with over 20 years of clinical practice. I have worked with adults, teenagers, children and their families in various clinical settings including public and private hospitals, community mental health centres, as a telephone counsellor with Kids Helpline and now in private practice. I have extensive experience supporting individuals and their families facing significant health related challenges.
My role at Kids That Go is to help people improve their health and wellbeing and to overcome the various hurdles that get in the way of life. In counselling we will work together as a team to explore strategies and practical skills that will help you respond more flexibly to difficult thoughts and feelings, and to work towards a life that is meaningful and fulfilling for you. My counselling is client centred and compassionate and I practice in accordance with my values of integrity, empathy, honesty, connectedness, kindness and acceptance.
When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, including two children in high school. I greatly value the importance of good quality sleep and physical activity on mental and emotional health and I am passionate about nutrition, cooking and eating whole foods and sharing these with my family.
- Continence and self-care
- Emotional regulation
- Developmental and sensory assessment
I am passionate about supporting children and families to be heard and feel empowered. I enjoy working collaboratively to support children to increase their independence and confidence in everyday tasks, whilst cultivating a therapeutic connection through play. I have a keen interest in the areas of self-care, including toileting and sleep and supporting development in the early years.
My experience as an Occupational Therapist since graduating in 2006, ranges from working in developmental paediatrics, school transition support and child, youth and adult mental health. As a mother, I have lived experience supporting and advocating for a child with additional needs, which further fuels my empathy and professional commitment to continue to empower others through evidence based, family-centred therapy.
Outside my professional life, I love to spend time with my family by the water, exploring new places and capturing memories with my camera along the way.
Shayla offers mobile visits in the Northlakes area only and is registered to receive Enhanced Primary Care/Chronic Disease Management Plan referrals from GP's.
Finance & Accounts, Therapy Assistant
- Chronic illness
- Mental health
- Capacity building
I have been working as part of the Kids That Go family since 2017, but have more recently started working in a patient-based capacity as a Therapy Assistant. I am a passionate advocate for those who are faced with chronic illness, mental illness and disability. I take great care to ensure my approach is influenced by my core values of empathy, inclusivity, respect, trust and dignity.
Whilst not at work I enjoy spending time with family & friends, crafting, reading and snuggling with my animals.
- Child development
- Feeding and Toileting
- Children & teens with disabilities
- Teens with schooling difficulties
I qualified as an Occupational Therapist at St Loyes in the UK and have over 30 years of clinical experience working with children and teenagers in the UK, South Africa and for the last ten years in Australia! I am also mum to 3 adults.
My clinical experience was gathered in a range of school, clinical and community settings and includes the Royal Free Hospital in London, rural outreach with The Cerebral Palsy Alliance (NSW), Queensland Health and Disability Services in Queensland. I have also been in Private Practice for several years which is where I feel that I can be most effective to support children and their families in the location that the child feels comfortable, such as home or school.
I love to use play as the foundation for my practice with younger children which spans neurological, sensory processing, developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders. I use a family-centred approach that is strengths-based. This enables me to focus on each child’s unique abilities in a flexible and sensitive way and provide practical support whilst developing and strengthening skills.
My key areas of interest are for daily functioning skills so that children can feel successful in day to day occupations. Employing a Sensory Processing approach together with play, I can support school based skills including homework and executive functioning, continence, sleep and diet. My personal therapy goal is to help children and young people ‘get their wings and fly’ so that they are as independent their lives as possible. ‘Kids That Go’!
Ros works as a Occupational Therapy Assistant and alongside an OT can help your child work towards their goals!
Building capacity of parents/families to achieve best performance
Leisha graduated from the University of Qld with a bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a variety of positions, including time spent in the UK and regional/rural Qld and NSW. Before her move to KTG Leisha had a long career as a senior paediatric occupational therapist for Queensland Health.
Leisha’s areas of interest include premature infants, mealtime/feeding concerns and behavioural toileting. Leisha is passionate about supporting children and families achieve their best performance; as well as encouraging the development of clinicians through mentoring and supervision.
Leisha works at our Paddington clinic on Thursdays and is also available for consultations via Telehealth.
- Child development
- Building confidence
- Problem solving
|Since graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) in 2017, I have been working as a community based paediatric OT. I have always had an interest in working with children and I enjoy being able to deliver therapy in a fun and playful way. I am passionate about evidence-based practice and problem solving with families to achieve outcomes. One of the things I love most about being an OT is that I get to build connections with children and their families and help boost their skills and confidence in ways that are meaningful to them.
Outside of work, I love spending time with family, exploring nature with my daughter and Labrador in tow and enjoying a good novel.
- Child development
- School readiness
- Developing independence and confidence
I am passionate about supporting children and families to reach their full potential. I have worked alongside children of varying ages and abilities and I have experience in school and clinic based therapy. I am particularly interested in the areas of child development and school readiness.
I love working collaboratively with children and their families to create strategies and programs that are best suited for them within their home/school environment. I also strive to promote independence and confidence in daily activities.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends, going for walks or being curled up on the couch reading a good book.
- Working with families to develop the child's confidence
- Helping kids grow in independence
Since graduating in 2008 from University of Queensland Lucy has worked predominantly with children and their families in Brisbane and in the United Kingdom. Lucy has a range of experience working in multidisciplinary teams in clinics, school, home and hospital settings.
Lucy is passionate about working with children and their families to help them develop confidence and independence in everyday activities. Lucy loves celebrating all the small (and big!) wins with the children and families she works with. Lucy values working collaboratively with children, parents/carers and others key members in the child/family life.
Lucy has recently returned from maternity leave, after having a little boy, Finn. Lucy works part time for Kids That Go, whilst working in a project role in Queensland Health.
Outside of work Lucy enjoys brunching, going to the beach and planning the next travel adventure.
- behavioural toileting
- independently maintaining a healthy body
- school readiness
- chronic pain
After graduating in 2016 with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, I’ve developed a diverse set of skills working with multidisciplinary teams in a rotational hospital setting. This paved the way to finding my passion working in paediatrics - using these transferrable skills to support families and make life fun for children of all ages.
As an OT, I believe in being client centred and using evidence based practice. Sometimes the task seems so big that problem solving with the family and working towards smaller goals can really make an impact and boost confidence. I have come to appreciate that all wins and goals achieved should be celebrated.
In my downtime I love keeping active and healthy, coffee with friends/family, beach walks, appreciating nature and planning the next 4WD or camping trip!
Interest areas include behavioural toileting, independently maintaining a healthy body, school readiness, and chronic pain.
My favourite part of being an OT is helping people to thrive, improving quality of life; seeing people regain independence and finding enjoyment in difficult tasks. All the while having fun!