Sensational Kids’ occupational therapists support children of all ages to address issues affecting their participation in everyday life.  Our occupational therapists combine play and fun with evidence based approaches. Their individual and group programs are developed to address sensory processing challenges, fine and gross motor skills including handwriting, and daily living skills such as toileting, dressing and eating. They also promote confidence, independence and emotional wellbeing for children and families.

Occupational Therapists
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Joan Mateo

Joan graduated from University of the Philippines in 2010 and has since worked with children as an occupational therapist. She moved to Melbourne in 2016 to continue her passion – she has a special interest working with children with sensory processing and motor difficulties, vision problems, social skills challenges and feeding issues. Joan has attended trainings and workshops in Social Thinking, reflex integration, kids yoga, feeding and dysphagia, among other things. She is also a family-centred practitioner who constantly aims to empower and guide families in supporting their children’s development. Joan is based at our Ormond site and works one day a week at Moonee Ponds.

 

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Tim Stone

Tim graduated from Latrobe University  in 2009. Since then Tim has worked in the Paediatric field, gaining experience and studying both in the United Kingdom and America.
Tim has a special interest in Sensory integration, Autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. Tim has undertaken further study in sensory integration theory at the Jean Ayres Clinic in L.A, D. I.R Floortime, S.O.S Feeding approach, Therapuetic listening, Rainbow Kids Yoga and handwriting training, as well as significant experience supervising and being supervised by other therapists for further development and professional learning.
He enjoys a free-flowing therapy approach that promotes co-facilitation with parents and children and helps promote empowerment and happiness. Tim is based at our Ormond clinic.
Mark Milios

Mark Milios

Lani Aoukar

Lani Aoukar

Yakira Abraham

Yakira Abraham

Grace Cooper

Grace Cooper

Grace graduated from Monash University in 2016. After graduating Grace gained experience while spending time in Nepal working with disadvantaged children. Grace has an interest in working with children with fine and gross motor difficulties, social skills and sensory integration. Grace believes in family centered approach and enjoys making therapy a fun and playful experience for children. Grace works at our Ormond site.