MICAH PEREZ

 Who is Micah and how much experience does she have?

Dr Micah Perez has 10 years’ experience as an occupational therapist, working across various areas of practice (public, private and educational sectors). She loves working with neurodiverse children and families at Kids Matters OT!

Read more information about Micah's skills and training.

Experience with Children’s Issues

Micah has worked with a range of children and disability groups including cerebral palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental delays, motor coordination difficulties, sensory processing challenges, and handwriting and toileting issues. She has worked as a clinical educator at the University of Queensland.

Training

  • Extensive clinical training, supervision and work shadowing at Kids Matters (2017 and 2018)
  • Multiple courses from 2011 to 2016 including attachment theory and intervention, motivation, life coaching, play, hand dexterity, the Alert program and cognitive rehabilitation

Micah is directly supervised by the principal of the practice Vivienne Williams and other senior therapists.

Vivienne highly recommends Micah for her practical, professional and fun approach to therapy.

What approach does she take?

Micah uses a tailored, goal-focused and client-centred approach that integrates research and clinical evidence, and involves fun! Micah also provides child and caregiver coaching, drawing on what is interesting and motivating for clients.

Micah’s Background and Culture

As Micah’s cultural heritage is Filipino-Australian, she also enjoys working with children and families from The Philippines, as sessions can be provided bilingually (i.e. Tagalog and English) if required. 

A Few of Micah’s Favourite Things

Micah loves cooking and baking, singing, and playing instruments (e.g. piano, keyboard, guitar). She enjoys going on hikes to be in nature, and windsurfing. She is currently learning French, studying at DELF A2 level.  

Why choose Micah and is Micah right For You?

Micah specializes in working with children aged 3 to 12 years of age, with varied needs. These include (but are not limited to) global developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. She can assist with daily living skills such as self-care (e.g. dressing, feeding, toileting), regulation (e.g. emotional, behavioural and sensory needs), social and play skills, academic skills (e.g. reading, writing, spelling, drawing, scissor use, following instructions, initiating and completing tasks), and physical activities (e.g. riding a bike, skateboarding, reading and playing music).

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. 

 

 

AT A GLANCE

Locations:

Yeerongpilly

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science), Master of Occupational Therapy Studies, Doctor of Philosophy (Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine, Clinical Science, and Neuroscience)

Area of Focus:

Global Developmental Delay (GDD), ASD, ADHD, neurodiverse children and families

Modalities:

Client-centred and family-centred approaches, Mixed modalities that are tailored for the needs of her clients – bringing together research evidence, clinical evidence, and fun!  

Accreditations:

  • Member of Occupational Therapy Australia 
  • Current registration as an Occupational Therapist with AHPRA 
  • Completed specialist training in the Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach 
  • Coordikids Consultant (providing coaching for an online occupational therapy home program 

Services:

Individual sessions, Telehealth