AT A GLANCE
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Area of Focus
Specific occupational concerns (e.g. handwriting, tying shoe laces, riding a bike, using a fork and knife, toileting), ASD, ADHD, sensory difficulties, social skills
Individual sessions, parent sessions, mobile community visiting, telehealth, school/ kindy visits
Elizabeth is a passionate young therapist who is all about building positive, collaborative relationships with children and their families to support them to thrive in their daily lives. She uses a strengths-based and family centred approach to therapy to help build their skills and self-confidence
While Elizabeth studied occupational therapy, she worked in mental health, supporting people to engage in healthy coping mechanisms and participate in the activities they need and want to do in their daily lives. Since starting at Kids Matters, she has been further developing her clinical paediatric skills with children aged 3 – 15 years presenting with a variety of concerns and conditions.
Elizabeth has experience working with children who have the following diagnoses/challenges:
- Developmental delays
- Executive function difficulties, specifically emotional regulation, impulse control, attention, problem solving
- Gross motor co-ordination difficulties
- Fine motor co-ordination difficulties
- Handwriting difficulties
Elizabeth has completed professional development in the following:
- Sensory Processing, 2023
- Introduction to DIR Floortime, 2023
- Executive Function Assessment & Treatment for Occupational Therapists, 2023
- Working with Challenging Behaviours, 2023
Elizabeth uses a strengths-based and family centred approach to therapy to help build kids’ skills and self-confidence. She does this in a gentle and collaborative play-based approach incorporating evidence-based approaches to help children and families achieve their goals.
Elizabeth was born in Tauranga, New Zealand and moved to Brisbane with her parents and siblings when she was 11 years old. She was home-schooled, growing up with 7 siblings and enjoyed helping to look after and play with the younger siblings. Elizabeth loves spending time playing games with family and knows how important it is to have a supportive family/friend network.
Elizabeth studied Occupational Therapy at the University of Qld.
Elizabeth is something of a “renaissance” woman, she loves water colour painting, music, cooking and baking. She also enjoys the benefits of Jiu Jitsu and loves cuddling up with her pets – Henry the dog and Summer, her cat.
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.
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.