Our services offers dedicated therapists. All our therapists participate in regular professional development and partake in interest groups to continue to develop our skills. We spend time with you to fully understand your concerns and goals, and to offer a caring and professional service that you can rely on.
Emma is an Occupational Therapist who completed her degree through Sydney University. With two little ones of her own Emma thoroughly enjoys working with children and had a passion for becoming a paediatric OT. She is an avid fundraiser for children’s organisations and strives to go above and beyond for her clients.
Emma uses a sensory processing and play-based approach to therapy. She has participated in training in:
- DIR/Floortime model/approach to therapy
- ECIA Best Practice In Early Intervention
- Hypermobility research and best practice
- The Traffic Jam in My Brain by Genevieve Jereb (OTR)
- Wilbargers’ Protocol in the treatment of sensory defensiveness,
- Therapeutic Listening and Quickshifts for the treatment of auditory defensiveness and sensory processing difficulties
- The Alert Program– How Does Your Engine Run? Designed to teach children self-regulatory strategies.
- The KidzMix Social Skills program to teach children social resilience and self-help skills.
- Cogmed working memory program
Emma has also completed training with Winnie Dunn (OTR) – author of the Sensory Profile and a number of training courses with Aspect (Autism Spectrum Australia) and Amaze (Autism Victoria) on Positive Behaviour Support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Emma is passionate about working with children with a history of trauma and/or who are placed in Out Of Home Care. She has attended training on Understanding the Neurobiology of Complex Trauma and From Mistrust To Trust (attachment theory and trauma) and enjoys implementing behaviour management and self-regulatory strategies to assist in treating and managing children with complex trauma histories. A member of the Mental Health Professionals Network Emma is also keen to work towards a better understanding of these complex children.
Emma is one of our trained and qualified Cogmed Coaches. See our Cogmed page for more information about this program.
Emma is a practicing member of OT Australia and attends regular Professional Development courses to extend her clinical knowledge, ensuring her skills and knowledge remain up-to-date and relevant. Emma enjoys engaging with schools and educating parents, teachers and professionals in child development, school readiness, sensory processing and the Occupational Therapist’s role in helping children.
Madison is an Occupational Therapist who completed her Masters degree through Sydney University. She has a passion for working with children to develop their skills and improve their quality of life. Madison believes it is important to consider the needs and circumstances of each individual child and their family to develop a plan that works best for them. She enjoys developing a therapeutic relationship with the child in order to engage them in therapy and help them achieve positive outcomes in the short term and long term.
Madison enjoys working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, Physical Disability, Learning Difficulties, delayed motor skills, and handwriting difficulties. She also enjoys working with adults with varying conditions and needs. Madison works two days in our Windsor clinic and three days in Penrith. She provides therapy and support in the form of independent living skills, motor skill development, handwriting development, behaviour management, emotional regulation, and sensory processing.
Madison has attended training with Social Thinking and facilitates therapy groups based on the Social Thinking programs. She has also recently completed the Traffic Jam In My Brain course by Gen Jereb (OTR) and is expanding her knowledge and skills in the area of sensory integration.
Madison is a current member of Occupational Therapy Australia. She regularly engages in Professional Development to ensure her practice is up to date. She believes it is important to continually extend her knowledge and skills throughout her career.
Laura is an Occupational Therapist who completed her Master’s degree through the University of Sydney. She enjoys working with people of all ages to enhance their participation and engagement in all aspects of life, and has a particular passion for working with children.
Laura has experience in school, home, hospital and community health settings. She enjoys working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual and physical disabilities, sensory impairments, learning difficulties and mental health conditions. She is committed to working in collaborative partnerships with families and other professionals to help her clients reach their full potential. Laura enjoys working with clients to support their development in areas including sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, social development, emotional regulation, motor planning and independent living skills.
Laura has recently completed the Traffic Jam In My Brain course by Gen Gereb (OTR) and enjoys utilising sensory based techniques in her therapy sessions.
Laura is a member of OT Australia. She is committed to furthering her education and participates in ongoing Professional Development courses to expand her clinical knowledge.
Jessica is an Occupational Therapist who completed her degree at The University of Queensland. Originally from Brisbane, Jessica has moved down to Sydney to join the All Abilities Therapy team and pursue her passion for working with children and their families. She works 3 days in our Windsor clinic, 2 days in our Penrith clinic and attends school visits in the surrounding areas.
Jessica believes it is essential to build a strong, positive relationship with children and their families so that they can all work together to meet their individual needs and goals. She enjoys working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual and physical disabilities, learning difficulties, handwriting difficulties and delayed motor skills. Jessica works with these clients to support their inclusion in daily life by working in the areas of; fine and gross motor skills, emotional regulation, social skills, sensory processing, behaviour management, handwriting and independent living skills.
Jessica is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and is committed to growing as a professional by continually updating her knowledge and skills.
Gemma is an Occupational Therapist who completed her degree at University of Western Sydney. In her 18 years of working as an OT she has experience in both a hospital and community setting. As a mobile therapist, Gemma assesses people in their home or local community.
Gemma has specialist skills in the provision of evidence based stroke rehabilitation, experience in general rehabilitation, amputation, disability, aged care, orthopaedics and palliative care. She has a passion for helping to improve the quality of life of adults and adolescents living in the community with disabilities, chronic illness, and complex care needs. Gemma enjoys helping her clients increase their level of independence by working with them to set meaningful goals, and assisting them to achieve their goals using techniques such as skill development, environmental modifications, assistive technology prescription, education and skill building for carers and family members.
Gemma has completed training in Home Modifications, Clinical Seating, Evidence Based Cognitive Retraining, Evidence Based Upper Limb Retraining, Constraint Induced Movement Therapy, Traffic Jam in my Brain, Perceive Recall Plan Perform Assessment, and Functional Independence Measure.
Gemma is a current member of Occupational Therapy Australia. She regularly participates in a range of professional development opportunities to ensure she is providing best practice to her clients.
Lyndal is a Speech Pathologist who completed an Honours degree at the University of Sydney. She has been working in a range of areas since 2006 and enjoys working with children and their families as well as adults.
With two children of her own at home, Lyndal’s aim in therapy is to make it fun, effective and functional so that it can be incorporated into day-to-day lives. Lyndal has experience working with children from all age groups including toddlers, school age and adolescents. Lyndal also has a number of years experience working with children with disabilities and with children with specific difficulties with speech (sound skills), language (understanding and forming sentences), stuttering, swallowing, social skills and reading and spelling skills.
Lyndal is an accredited member of the Australian Dyslexia Association and has her IMSLE (Institute for Multisensory Language Education) Certification and is passionate about supporting students with Dyslexia and other reading and writing difficulties.
Lyndal is passionate about working with children with a history of trauma and/or who are placed in Out Of Home Care. She has recently joined a special interest group looking at trauma and is set to undertake online learning courses in the area of trauma. Lyndal is excited to extend her knowledge in the area to help her engage and support these amazing kids.
Lyndal also enjoys working with adults. She has worked with adults with developmental delay, managing speech issues following Traumatic Brain Injury and reviewing swallowing needs.
Lyndal is always looking for new ways to develop her skills. She has completed a number of courses including
- PECS training
- ABA Therapy.
- DIR / Floortime
- IMSLE Certification (Dyslexia therapy)
Lyndal is one of our trained and qualified Cogmed Coaches. See our Cogmed page for more information about this program.
She has participated in a number of courses in the areas of swallowing, Autism Spectrum Disorder, reading and writing, feeding and many many more! A Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia, Lyndal is committed to ongoing learning and always listening to her clients.
Growing up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Nivi has completed a Master of Speech and Language Pathology at Sydney University. Nivi is Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and holds a certificate in ABA therapy. Nivi currently services the greater western Sydney area, up to Blacktown.
Nivi is passionate about keeping her skills update and attends regular professional development. Nivi has completed courses in:
- Reading and writing assessment and therapy
- AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) including paper devices and iPad use
- Cogmed for working memory impairment
Nivi enjoys working with clients across the age range and is keen to help all her clients to meet their goals. She focuses on developing functional skills and enjoys developing new resources to help her clients. Nivi aims to ensure that all clients are supported from assessment through to discharge and involves the client or their family in the decision making process. Nivi enjoys working across all Speech Pathology areas including speech, language, stuttering, feeding and swallowing, social skills and literacy.
Sophie is a Speech Pathologist who completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) degree at the University of Newcastle. She grew up in the Blue Mountains and, after studying in Newcastle, has returned to the Blue Mountains and Western Sydney.
Sophie provides clinic based therapy in the Penrith and Windsor offices. She also provides services to clients in schools and pre-schools in the Nepean, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains regions. Services include assessment and therapy for speech, language, fluency (stuttering), pragmatics (social) and literacy difficulties. Sophie enjoys working with children and adults and works towards a holistic approach which considers each individual’s needs while implementing current evidence based practice. She strives to build a relationship with all clients to provide them with the best opportunities to succeed with their goals.
Sophie has completed training through DValert on family and domestic violence and enjoys undertaking regular professional development in a range of areas. She is currently completing training in the DIR/Floortime approach to intervention and has also completed training in AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) systems and social skills training programs and intervention.
She is a current practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia and has a passion for continued learning and development of skills. Sophie’s goal is to enhance communication skills and offer education to clients, parents and families.
Jenny is a Speech Pathologist who completed a Masters of Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Sydney.
Jenny has a passion for working with both children and adults across all areas of Speech Pathology. This includes speech, language, feeding and swallowing, stuttering, literacy and social skills. She is enthusiastic and creates a wonderful rapport with her clients which encourages them to achieve their goals.
Jenny delivers evidence-based practice and understands the importance of undertaking regular professional development across a range of areas. Jenny also strives to include her clients and their family in the goal setting process and in making treatment decisions.
Jenny works two days in the Windsor office and three days in the Penrith office.
William is a Registered Psychologist who work with All Abilities each Tuesday. Outside of this William and his colleagues are currently working towards building a consultative business to provide specialised support for schools – more information about this service will be made available as soon as possible.
William is passionate about helping families meet their full potential and has an outstanding ability to build rapport with his clients and their families.
William works with clients who have difficulties with behaviour, emotional regulation, learning, social skills, anxiety and more!
Mark is a Registered Psychologist who provides contracted work under All Abilities Therapy and Support Services in the Penrith area. Mark provides services in his clinic and off-site including homes, pre-schools and schools. Mark provides services to both children and adults.
For more information about Mark and his services, please visit www.winningedgepsychology.com.au
Shivani is a Speech Pathology student who is completing her degree at the Australian Catholic University. She supports our team as our Therapy Aide.
Shivani is passionate about working with clients of all ages. She strives to build a wonderful rapport with clients and their families to provide them with the best opportunities to succeed with their goals. Shivani’s aim in therapy is to make it functional and fun so that it can be used in day to day activities.
Shivani is a current student member of Speech Pathology Australia and the International Institute for Complementary Therapists. Shivani has a passion for continued learning and development of her skills. She currently services the Penrith and Windsor offices.