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

CAMILLA CASAOL - CLINICAL 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 - CLINICAL TEAM LEADER

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.

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.

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 remotely via telehealth only.

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.

CAITLIN JUKES

A little bit about me. Since graduating from Monash University in 2013, I have spent time working in paediatrics in the community and private practice settings as well as educational settings. I have had extensive experience working with children of all ages and all abilities. I have significant experience working with children with autism, sensory and behavioural challenges as well as children with physical disability. I love helping children and families achieve their goals, no matter how big or small. Outside of Occupational Therapy I am also a senior gymnastics coach for a local gymnastics club. My experience as both an OT and gymnastics coach means that helping children navigate the tricky work of gross and fine motor skill development as well as self care development and transferring those skills into every daily life is something I thrive on. I also have a lot of experience with report writing and administration of standardised (such as the BOT2, VMI, FGST, DASH and Sensory Profile) and non-standardised assessments. I am experienced in writing assessment reports for school disability funding (also known as ENQ reports), NDIS funding, assistive technology and equipment as well as the prescription of sensory diets. Caitlin works at our Ormond clinic on Saturdays and offers telehealth appointments only.