Chloe Barr

Who is Chloe and How Much Experience Does She Have?

Chloe is an understanding and down-to-earth therapist who enjoys getting to know a child and their family. She works collaboratively to develop a child’s full potential. Chloe utilises a play-based and family-centred approach in therapy and loves to take the child and their family on a journey where everyone learns and grows together.

Chloe graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) and developed a passion for working in the area of paediatrics early on in her studies and career. She believes every achievement, no matter how small, can have a significant and lasting impact on a child and their family’s life. 

Read more information about Chloe's skills and training.

Experience with Children’s Issues

Chloe has experience working with a varied caseload from young children to adults. Chloe has worked in a multi-disciplinary practice (with Speech Pathologists) helping people with a wide variety of disabilities and conditions to achieve independence in their meaningful roles, leisure activities and activities of daily living. Chloe has also spent time in the Gulf of Carpentaria in a rural and remote, school-based setting working to provide strategies for children in the classroom environment to support their learning and engagement.

Chloe has experience working with the following:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioural challenges
  • Chromosome abnormalities
  • Intellectual Impairment
  • Developmental Delay
  • Social skills
  • Emotional awareness
  • Sensory processing challenges
  • Fine motor development
  • Gross motor development

Additional Training and Certifications

  • Traffic Jam in my Brain – Sensory Processing workshop with Genevieve Jereb (2019)
  • Asperger’s Child / Sensory Detective Workshop with Nelle Frances (2019)
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques – 3 day course (2020)
  • Supporting children’s mental health after trauma – Emerging minds (2019)

What Approach Does Chloe Take and Is She Right For You?

Chloe uses a play-based and family-centered approach to therapy and enjoys getting to know the child and their family. Chloe endeavours to make her therapy sessions fun and engaging for the child and using their strengths and interests to help support development of their skills. Chloe uses her keen observation skills and problem-solving abilities to formulate treatment plans that are tailored specifically to the child’s needs.

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.