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

ANDREA LAFONTAINE

Andrea graduated from a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Australian Catholic University in 2018. She is passionate about helping children and families to fully participate in all areas of life. She has a particular interest in working with children with difficulties in gross and fine motor skills, handwriting, maintaining attention, sensory processing and sensory integration. Andrea uses a collaborative and holistic approach, whilst also making therapy an enjoyable and playful space for children to learn and grow. Andrea works at our Ormond clinic.

CAMILLA CASAOL - TEAM LEADER

Camilla graduated with a degree in BS Occupational Therapy from the University of the Philippines – Manila in 2010 and has been practicing in the paediatric setting since then. As a mother of two, Camilla has a special interest in working with infants and young kids with fine motor and gross motor difficulties. She believes in a family-centred approach for early intervention where families and professionals are equal partners in supporting a child’s development. Outside work, Camilla enjoys teaching piano to kids and empowering fellow mothers as a breastfeeding peer counsellor. Camilla is based at our Ormond clinic.

CAITLIN ARGENT-SCHUTZ

Caitlin graduated from The University of Newcastle in 2017 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours Class 1). Since graduating, she has gained experience working as a mobile paediatric therapist and key worker in NSW. Caitlin has a special interest in working with children with fine motor, emotional regulation and social skill difficulties. She believes in a family-centred approach and enjoys making therapy fun and individualised for each child. When not busy at work, Caitlin loves exploring the outdoors, cooking and spending time with friends and family. Caitlin works at our Kensington site.

EMMA FERGUSON

Emma graduated from La Trobe University in 2016 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Since then, she has worked within the disability support sector with people who experience intellectual disabilities and/or ASD. She then moved into working with youths in the residential care setting who’ve experienced complex trauma. Emma commenced working as as Occupational Therapist with adults who experience mental illness, and has continued to broaden her experience working with both adults and children with Intellectual Disabilities, ASD and various other disabilities. Emma is particularly interested in working with children with sensory processing, executive functioning and emotional regulation difficulties, along with challenging behaviours and mental health concerns. Emma believes in a holistic and family-centered approach, utilising therapeutic ideas which are functional for the family to incorpate easily into daily life. Outside of the clinic, Emma enjoys spending time in nature, gardening, spending time with friends/family and also studies alternative therapies. Emma works at our Kensington clinic.

SARA KHRAIM

Sara graduated from LaTrobe University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Psychological Science / Masters of Occupational Therapy and has been practicing in the paediatric setting since then. Sara has experience over a number of settings including Early Childhood Intervention, community settings and private practice. Sara has a special interest in working with children with emotional regulation and social skill difficulties as well as sensory processing challenges. She believes in holistic and family-centred practice and enjoys making therapy fun and unique for each child. When not busy at work, Sara enjoys going out for brunch and spending time with her friends and family and puppy, Ollie. Sara works at our Kensington site.

KATIE GRIEVE

Katie graduated in 2021 with a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Swinburne. Prior to completing her Master Katie was a Kindergarten teacher for 7 years and has experience working with children with ASD, GDD and other developmental challenges. Katie believes in a play centred approach to therapy, that focuses on making parents/carers partners in the therapeutic process. She has a passion for working with children in the early years and is interested in feeding, sensory processing and motor development. Outside of work Katie enjoys spending time with her family and her puppy, and never misses an opportunity to get out in the sunshine. Katie works at our Kensington clinic.

MADELEINE KILPATRICK

Madeleine graduated from Swinburne University in 2021 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy.  Her passion for working with children and their families, strengthened when completing her final placement at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Madeleine has a special interest in working with children with emotional regulation, fine motor and gross motor difficulties. Madeleine believes in holistic and family-centered practice and enjoys making therapy a creative, fun and unique experience for each child. Outside of the clinic, Madeleine enjoys going out to restaurants with friends/family, exploring the outdoors and travelling to explore new places. Madeleine works at our Kensington clinic.

Janet (Ting) Yeung

Janet (Ting) Yeung graduated from Monash University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy.  She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Nutritional Science from Hong Kong University.  Janet has a varied work and volunteer background, working with adults and children of all ages as an Occupational Therapist and also as a Therapy Assistant prior to graduating.  She is skilled in face to face and telehealth services.
Janet has a special interest in paediatric Occupational Therapy, primarily with play-based therapy interventions and sensory processing. She is committed to ongoing professional development in order to provide the most evidence-based interventions to her clients.
Janet is also multi-lingual – she is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, English and has intermediate skill in French.

Janet works at our Ormond clinic Monday – Wednesday.

Jane (Hiu) Chan

Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Deakin University in 2014. She has worked as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist in Hong Kong, with experience in special school, community and private practice settings. Specifically, Jane is trained in supporting children with ASD, handwriting difficulties, developmental delays, and Sensory Processing Disorders. She is passionate about gaining rapport with children and families, establishing family-centred goals and support children to achieve independence in meaningful activities. Jane is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Outside of work, Jane enjoys archery, baking and spending time with friends. Jane is an experienced paediatric OT who works at our Ormond site.