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.

KATE RITCHIE

Kate works at our Ormond clinic.

JACLYN RUTHVEN

Jaclyn graduated from a university in South Africa in 2005 with a BSc Occupational Therapy degree. She has since worked with children across various settings including private practice, mainstream and special development schools. She also ran her own practice for 10 years before moving to Melbourne in 2018. Jaclyn is passionate about the children and the families she works with and believes in a play-based approach, incorporating her training in Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) into therapy. Her interests include working with children with sensory integration difficulties, gross and fine motor delays and visual perceptual difficulties. Jaclyn works at our Ormond clinic.

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

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.