OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

“I’ve always been passionate about fostering children’s wellbeing, and love that I can do this through Occupational Therapy”.

Sophie is a caring and empathetic Occupational Therapist who is interested in the connection between movement and development in children.

Sophie’s passion for helping children led her to study a Bachelor of Human Movement followed by her Masters of Occupational Therapy.

Sophie integrates her knowledge of exercise, movement and health in the strategies she equips her clients with — from helping them with their handwriting posture to paying attention in class.

She finds it particularly satisfying to help kids develop their social, emotional regulation, handwriting, organisation and planning skills through her school-based sessions. Sophie’s experience also spans working with children with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, and Gross and Fine Motor difficulties.

Sophie finds it particularly rewarding to see the positive changes children and their families experience thanks to their OT sessions. She is also able to relate personally to the challenges of supporting a child with additional needs from her own family’s experiences with her intellectually disabled brother.

Sophie works with children at our Balgowlah clinic as well as in-school on the Lower North Shore and is also involved in running our holiday groups. When she’s not helping kids, Sophie enjoys going to the beach, camping or tackling trail runs.