Emma Wesche

Who is Emma and How Much Experience Does She Have?

Emma is a creative, passionate and devoted therapist. She graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy with Honours.

Emma discovered early on in her degree that she has a love for paediatrics and completed considerable research in this area concentrating on sensory processing. She chose to focus her honours research project on paediatric Occupational Therapy, gaining a vast amount of knowledge including new and relevant findings. She was involved in creating a Protocol for a pilot study at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital Paediatric Outpatient clinic.

Emma completed a 2-month University placement at a paediatric clinic as well as gaining paediatric experience at Bribie Island school where she developed resources for children who require extra support at school. She also volunteered at Gumnuts Childcare and Inclusion Netball over a 2-year period. During university, Emma gained experience working with children in her part time work.

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Experience with Children’s Issues

Emma has experience working with children on handwriting, toileting, play skills and gross motor skills. She worked with these children in a paediatric clinic setting while liaising with teachers to maintain a family centred approach.

While volunteering at Inclusion Netball, Emma gained experience helping children with a range of developmental disabilities, autism, ADHD, downs syndrome, anxiety and cerebral palsy to engage in sports, and build on their team skills, coordination and confidence. Emma helped contribute to their friendly and supportive environment and sense of community and belonging.

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

Emma takes a holistic approach and aims to make all sessions client-centred to ensure they are engaging and motivating in order to help each child achieve their goals. She uses her creativity and fun-loving attitude to build rapport and produce a positive and supportive environment for the children and families she works with.

Emma takes a collaborative approach, involving the families, other allied health professionals and teachers in the therapy journey. She firmly believes that this helps to establish consistency of therapy strategies across all environments for the child.

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.