Kattlen Quiza


Who is Kattlen and how much experience does she have?

Kattlen is a graduate of the University of Queensland. Her passion for Paediatrics started her career at a private practice on the Sunshine Coast. Within this role she worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team to assist children with sensory processing difficulties, motor coordination difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, developmental delays and learning difficulties. She has also worked within schools and day-care centres across the Sunshine Coast and North Brisbane focussing on independence and engagement within the classroom.

Kattlen enjoys being part of a child’s journey to independence in learning, play and self-care. Her favourite aspect of being an occupational therapist is harnessing a child’s and their family’s strengths to fulfil potential and increase confidence and skill development.

Read more information about Kattlen's skills and training.

Experience with Children’s Issues

Kattlen has worked with children from 2-15years. Conditions and problems that she has experience with include the following:

  • Developmental delay
  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Motor coordination difficulties
  • Learning difficulties
  • Handwriting concerns

Courses Completed

  • O.R.E Integrating the mouth for postural mechanism
  • My name is Trauma: Creating Occupational Resilience through play.
  • Willbarger’s Sensory defensiveness: A Comprehensive Treatment Approach
  • The Traffic Jam in My Brain – A sensory processing approach to challenges associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural disorders
  • First aid and CPR

What approach does she take?

Kattlen adopts a client-centred focus and utilises individual strengths and interests to enhance motivation, skill development and independence. She works closely with families and educators to identify and work through therapy goals. Kattlen creates a fun and safe environment to foster a child’s exploration, development and participation in daily occupations.

Is Kattlen Right For You?

Kattlen loves to see children aged 3-13 with sensory processing issues, learning difficulties, motor coordination problems, handwriting concerns, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

For children with more complex learning difficulties Kattlen recommends seeing one of Kids Matters another highly skilled therapists (discuss with Kids Matters receptionists).

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.