Principal Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Kelly completed her Occupational Therapy degree in 2000, receiving high honours and chancellor’s award for her achievements. She worked in hand therapy for several years, but always had a real passion for paediatrics. Whilst on maternity leave, she embraced motherhood and her real passion for children was reignited. She used this as an opportunity to upskill herself in paediatric development and sensory processing. She has attended numerous sensory and paediatric courses and has richly enhanced her knowledge base through hands on experience, mentoring and personal research. Kelly was greatly inspired by the works of Professor Fraser Mustard, who completed a fellowship here in Adelaide. Professor Mustard based his research on the importance of the early years, being 0-6 years, of childhood development and what we as parents can offer our children from these early beginnings to create strong foundations for our children’s futures. From here she became interested in Sensory Processing Disorders and Sensory Integration, having worked in a Montessori centre with some children who presented with these difficulties. Kelly’s passion to assist and teach these children strategies to reach their full potential and interact within their environment has led her to work in Paediatrics. She has since worked as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist for the past 7 years, before establishing Learn Sense Grow last year. She has visions to take her business to a new level and take learning and developing to great heights. We hope that you can join us in this pursuit.
Kelly has experienced multiple life experiences that have afforded her empathy and a deeper appreciation for living life to the best of our abilities. She wants to give everybody that opportunity, to experience life to its fullest. She is a devoted and dedicated therapist who is passionate about helping others and making a difference to people’s lives. She delivers a personal, unique and individualised program for each child and family.