Below is a list of the top and leading Occupational Therapists in Brisbane. To help you find the best Occupational Therapists located near you in Brisbane, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Brisbane’s Best Occupational Therapists:
The top rated Occupational Therapists in Brisbane are:
- Dr. Nicole Grant – Gateway Therapies
- Gabby Smith – Paediatric Potentials Occupational Therapy
- Kylie Walsh
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Dr. Nicole Grant – Gateway Therapies
Dr. Nicole Grant has over 14 years of experience in occupational therapy in Brisbane, specialising in paediatrics, adult rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation. While primarily involved in the development and provision of treatment programs, Nicole also specialises in assessment across a number of functional areas for the purpose of developing treatment plans and the development of medico-legal reports.
Nicole has experience undertaking care needs assessment, functional capacity assessments, workplace/ergonomic assessments, ADL assessments, assessment for home modification and equipment prescription, assessment of cognitive function, visual processing, and other assessments relevant to functional skills. Dr. Grant’s PhD in Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children with Autism has earned her a reputation as a leader in this area across Australia.
Occupational Therapy, Autism Therapies, Speech and Language Therapy
“Excellent staff to deal with, lovely people and exceptionally helpful.” – Jascha Johnston
Gabby Smith – Paediatric Potentials Occupational Therapy
Gabby Smith obtained her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland and has spent her entire career in paediatrics. Throughout her practice as an Occupational Therapist, Gabby has engaged in numerous roles that have included; management of school-based services in Brisbane, creation of therapy programs for children with significant developmental delays, Clinical Educator to students at the University of Queensland, team management, practice management, business process development and leadership.
Gabby has extensive experience working with children who have Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, complex developmental delays and rare genetic conditions. She has adopted a niche area in sensory processing and Autism Spectrum Disorder; working with families to understand how to best support their child and implement relevant strategies for the real world. Gabby is an active member in the Sensory Processing Best Practice Guidelines Forum and maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the evidence base surrounding various strategies and ‘sensory tools’.
She is passionate about providing educationally relevant services to children, their families and members of their educational team. Her specific knowledge around parent coaching ensures parents are equipped, understanding the strategies to be implemented and continuing to promote skill acquisition with their child to achieve success in everyday activities.
Occupational Therapy, Management of school-based services, Therapy programs for children with significant developmental delays, Parent Coaching
“Fantastic, Exceptional, Perfection are not strong enough words to describe how amazing the team at Paediatric Potentials. I have been seeing Gabby with my 4 year old for quite a while and the improvement I have seen is sensational. I cannot recommend Gabby enough. Not only is she amazing at her job but she is an amazing person and always takes the time to have a chat and really gets to know the parents as well as your child. You’re a star!” – Shari Nobbs
Kylie Walsh graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland in 1994 and a Master of Counselling at the Queensland University of Technology in 2000. Since then, she have worked in early intervention and with school aged children and their families in both the public and private sector.
Kylie is a member of the national professional association – The Australian Association of Occupational therapists and she is registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. This acknowledges her commitment to continued professional development and assures professional excellence in her service delivery.
Having worked in early intervention for many years, Kylie has a strong belief in working in collaboration with other people involved in a child’s life for best outcomes.
Consultations, Assessment Process, Individual Therapy Sessions (Clinic based or School based), Community Observations visits, Knowledge Sharing with Schools
“Kylie is amazing. She helped my family big time. Thank you!” – Norman S.
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