Briana Keay

Who is Briana and how much experience does she have?

Briana has always had a passion for working with children. She especially loves working with kids with developmental and motor delays, sensory processing issues, handwriting problems, Autism and self-care challenges (feeding, toileting, sleeping). And these kids get better with her help.  She graduated with first class honours in Psychology in 2009 and then finished her Masters of Occupational Therapy  in 2011. She’s worked with kids since graduating, including the Royal Children’s Hospital (Burn’s Unit) and Ready Set Go OT (private practice).

Read more information about Briana's skills and training.

Experience with Children’s Issues

Briana has experience working with children 2-17, with various developmental, learning and emotional concerns including:

• Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
• Developmental Delay
• Downs Syndrome
• Sensory processing disorders
• Learning difficulties
• Postural control and motor planning difficulties
• Handwriting challenges
• Toileting concerns
• Feeding difficulties
• Sleep challenges
• Prep Readiness
• Social and emotional challenges


Courses Completed

  • Fundamentals of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Developing Pretend Play Skills in Children (Karen Stagnitti)
  • PlayConnect: Relationship-based early intervention for Young Children with Developmental Delays
  • Self-Regulation Unpacked: Practical evaluation & intervention strategies for children & families
  • Getting Kids in Sync Sensory Processing Workshop
  • Young Children Motor Assessment Webinar
  • Handwriting Tools Webinar
  • The Alert: Program for Self Regulation (Carla Cay Williams)
  • Royal Children’s Hospital Practical Paediatrics Workshop
  • Foundational Course for Occupational Therapists
  • Senior First Aid and CPR Certificate

What approach does she take?

Briana’s background in psychology has assisted her role as an Occupational Therapist in understanding the psychosocial issues family’s can experience when supporting a child with special needs. From this, Briana’s approach to therapy is to collaborate closely with the family to help empower and motivate your child in all areas of their life.


Is Briana Right For You?

Briana loves to work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), gross and fine motor skills difficulties, social and emotional issues, developmental delay and challenges with self care skills like toileting, feeding and sleeping.

For children with more complex learning difficulties Briana recommends seeing one of Kids Matters other highly skilled therapists.

What happens if you don’t like your therapist (or they don’t feel best equipped to help you)?

Sometimes, despite our best efforts you or the therapist may find that you are not a good fit. If your therapist feels that he or she is not best suited to you, he/ she will discuss this with you and recommend a more appropriate therapist. We will then offer you a discounted first session with a new more appropriate therapist at Kids Matters.

If you feel that your therapist is not a good fit within the first three sessions, simply discuss this with our admin team who will find a more suitable therapist. We will then offer you 50% off your first consultation with the new therapist.