Emma Southall

Occupational Therapist





Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Area of Focus

ASD, ADHD, handwriting difficulties, self-care difficulties, learning challenges, motor coordination difficulties, emotional regulation challenges, sensory processing challenges.


Individual sessions, Parent sessions, Mobile community visiting, School/ kindy visits, Phone consultations

Emma is a caring and enthusiastic therapist who has a passion for working alongside a child and their family, in order to make a meaningful difference in their lives. She is passionate about using a holistic, strengths-based approach combined with evidence-based practice, to help her clients and families work towards their goals.

Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland.

Emma has experience working with a variety of children and families in clinic, community, and school settings, as well as working closely with other professionals in order to provide coordinated, comprehensive care for her families. She had a special interest in Paediatrics at University, and has worked with children ever since.

Emma has experience with the following challenges:

  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Emotional regulation challenges
  • Handwriting difficulties
  • Self-care skill difficulties
  • Learning difficulties
  • Fine motor difficulties
  • Gross motor difficulties
  • Social skill challenges

Emma has completed the following training:

  • The Art of Paediatric Therapy
  • Introduction to Feeding Basics

Emma values a child-led and play-based approach. She strives to incorporate the unique factors and circumstances of a child and their family into her practice, to ensure individualised therapy and positive outcomes.

Emma was born in Perth and moved to Brisbane when she was 10 years old. She is the youngest child of 3, and loves spending time with her family.

Outside of work, you can find Emma spending time in nature, trying new recipes, playing guitar or spending time with family and friends.

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.