Occupational Therapy

Please contact us regarding the needs of your child or a child you work with. 

 

Occupational Therapy Team

Rhonda Kimberley
Principal Occupational Therapist

Rhonda is the senior Occupational Therapist and director of Explore Therapy Occupational Therapy.  She is an experienced therapist who has worked in a range of paediatric educational, community and private practice settings.  Rhonda is passionate about achieving client centred goals, regularly meeting with the child and parent or caregiver to address continually evolving everyday needs and concerns, reviewing strategies to meet the child’s ongoing development and desired outcomes.  Rhonda enjoys seeing children steadily develop skills and independence in their activities of daily living, whether it be gross motor and fine motor skills, handwriting, dressing, self-regulation and sensory processing needs or mealtime skills.

Rhonda views the child in a holistic manner and works collaboratively with children, families, educators, medical and allied health professionals to help develop a child’s independence in activities of daily living.  Rhonda completes community visits to ensure skills obtained in the clinic are transferred to a child’s home and educational setting.  In collaboration with a child’s family and Speech Pathologist, Rhonda seeks to engage with children using their individual communication system such as voice, Pragmatic Organisational Dynamic Display (PODD) or electronic communication device.

Rhonda is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding Program and has enjoyed establishing a Food School at Explore Therapy for picky eaters.  Rhonda enjoys working with children and their families in a 1:1 or group setting to learn how to interact with and explore a variety of foods through play!

Rhonda seeks to use evidenced based research to support children and regularly updates her knowledge in areas of practice such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder, working memory, toileting, sleeping, play and handwriting.

Rhonda is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and is registered with Allied Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys catching up with family and friends, walking her dogs and gardening.

 

Cathy Mole
Allied Health Assistant
(Occupational Therapy)

Cathy is a qualified Integration Aide with over 8 years experience working in the primary school system. During this time she has worked alongside children in the classroom and also through specialised cooking and math programs to provide children with educational, emotional and behavioural support.

She is a creative and practical person who enjoys making learning fun and inspiring children to achieve their goals. Cathy highly values building a positive and happy rapport with both children and their parents.

Away from work Cathy enjoys cooking, gardening, crocheting, camping and spending time with family and friends

 

Jessica Ward
Reception/Administration

Jessica supports the Explore Therapy team as our receptionist and administration officer. 

In her previous work, Jess had the opportunity to work in collaboration with podiatrists and exercise physiologists. Now at Explore Therapy, Jess has expanded her knowledge of other allied health professionals and enjoys seeing how Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists work with children. 

During her spare time, Jess enjoys reading, gardening, and learning Spanish.

Fussy Eater Food School Referrals and Enquiries

**CURRENTLY TAKING REFERRALS FOR TERM 2 2024 SESSIONS**
Please complete the detailed form below. 
This helps us to triage clients and match the needs of the client to the right therapist.

Food School (SOS Approach to Feeding)

 

Occupational Therapy Referrals and Enquiries

Please complete the detailed form below.
This helps us to triage clients and match the needs of the client to the right therapist.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy support required (select all that apply)






 

Explore Therapy Speech Pathology Pty Ltd.
ABN: 29 649 657 205
Speech: 0432 313 615

Explore Therapy Occupational Therapy Pty Ltd.
ABN: 48 668 799 291
OT: 0452 300 057

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