Natasha Chelan

Occupational Therapist





Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Area of Focus

Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, handwriting difficulties, attention challenges, motor coordination difficulties, self-care skills, learning challenges, social skills, emotional regulation challenges, sensory processing challenges


Individual sessions, parent sessions, school visits, telehealth, phone consultations

Natasha is a passionate and caring therapist who has a passion for making a meaningful difference in the lives of children and their families, by supporting them to achieve their goals. She is playful, yet professional in her approach, and believes in drawing upon a child’s strength and capabilities to support their participation in daily activities.

Natasha graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).

Natasha has experience working with children and their families in clinic, hospital and community settings, while working collaboratively with other professionals to provide integrated care to children and their families.

Natasha has experience with:

  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Emotional regulation challenges
  • Social skill challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Learning difficulties or delays
  • Handwriting difficulties
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Fine motor difficulties
  • Difficulties with self-care skills

  • Rhythm and Music for Self-Regulation (RAMSR)
  • DIR Floortime Introductory Course
  • Learn to Play Therapy Introduction
  • Co-Regulation and Sensory Safety: The Foundation of Successful Participation
  • Interoception and Early Learners: Establishing Body Listening from an Early Age
  • Modern Emotion Regulation Supports for Neurodivergent Learners: Are you Keeping With the Times?
  • 3 Steps to Improving Interoception: An Evidence-Based Approach
  • The Zones of Regulation: Basic Training to Support Regulation and Social-Emotional Learning Neurodiversity Affirming Practice for Allied Health Professionals

Natasha is a warm therapist who strives to create a safe and fun therapy environment for all her clients. She believes in the abilities of every child and aims to use and build upon a child’s strengths to support their success in every aspect of their life. She seeks to maintain a ‘just right challenge’ for children in therapy to ensure that the child is engaged and has fun in the session, while also positively progressing towards achieving their goals. Natasha uses a family-centred approach, whereby she seeks to actively involve the family in therapy. Natasha believes that the best outcomes are achieved through integrated care, meaning she actively involves and updates the family, school and other health professionals on the child’s progress and needs as appropriate.

Natasha grew up in Brisbane and is the oldest child of three siblings. Her favourite games growing up were always outdoor running games, such as red rover, tag and cops and robbers. Natasha loves meeting new people and strives to offer support and comfort to those around her when they need it. These are some of the values that drive her passion to work as an occupational therapist.

Natasha enjoys going on hikes on the weekends and spending time with her pet horse. She also loves travelling around the world and learning about new places and cultures.

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.