Development is the rapid growth and change a child naturally moves through as they transform from newborn into an adult.
So many systems and skills are involved: Self care, sensory processing, muscle tone, school readiness, fine motor, handwriting, anxiety and behaviour. Growing up is a busy thing!
At Kids That Go, our multidisciplinary team offers assessment based on your concerns and questions about your child’s progress. Assessment is necessary to pinpoint what is working well and what needs a boost. From there, we work with you to set goals, prioritise these goals and discuss the treatment process.
Treatment may be a mixture of in-clinic sessions, school visits, home visits, home practice activities, strategies for the classroom or Skype/phone calls. Whatever the mode, we aim to be practical, clear and goal-directed while making sure you feel supported with balancing any other appointments for your child too.
- 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 teenage kids.
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 is registered with Medicare to receive Enhanced Primary Care/Chronic Disease Management Plan referrals from GPs.
- Social skills
- Children with ASD
- Reading & spelling
I have enjoyed working as a Speech Pathologist over the past five years in a range of paediatric settings including schools, an early intervention centre for children with Autism and now in private practice. I love working with families to improve their child's communication skills including their speech, language, literacy and social skills. It is such a pleasure to see children make gains and achieve their individual goals and potential. I have a special interest in working with children with ASD and children with language and literacy difficulties.
Eloise is an accredited HCWA and Better Start provider.
UPDATE: Congratulations Ellie on the birth of your beautiful baby boy. Welcome to the journey of parenthood! Enjoy maternity leave: we will let everyone know when you are back!