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

MARK MILIOS

Mark is an experienced occupational therapist who graduated from The University of South Australia in 2015. Since then, he has worked across private practices in South Australia and Victoria, with a focus on working with children and families. Mark holds particular skill within domains of sensory processing, interoception, sensory integration and executive functioning. He aims to help others learn and celebrate their unique differences and to assist them in functioning at their best from day to day. Outside of the clinic, Mark is usually found getting creative with music and keeping himself active while exploring Melbourne. Mark works at our Kensington clinic.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

BRITTANY DE HOEDT

Brittany graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) from Monash University. Brittany is an early career clinician who has always felt passionately about making a difference to the lives of children and their families. This passion was strengthened by fulfilling a voluntary mentor position with Girl Guides Victoria over many years. Brittany loves providing children with the brightest start to life and offering a holistic therapeutic style to our families that ultimately empowers the community.  Brittany works at our Ormond site.

OLIVIA SACKVILLE