Meet Our Team
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.
- SleepAbility – managing sleep for children with developmental disabilities
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 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.
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.
Kalinda is an Occupational Therapist who completed her degree through Western Sydney University. She enjoys working with people from all walks of life from children to adults, helping them to increase their independence and improve their engagement in activities that matter to them. In order to help clients achieve their goals, she will be working 3 days in our Penrith clinic, 1 day in our Windsor clinic and also attends off-site visits in nearby schools.
Kalinda believes it is important to understand individuals as a whole. This includes understanding other influencing factors in their lives such as family, friends and even their own needs and wants. Developing relationships with clients and their family or support people is important in order to discuss and develop a plan which will help to best meet their needs. Kalinda looks forward to working with all her clients and building a therapeutic relationship with them to help them achieve their goals.
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)
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.
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 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.
Emma is a Speech Pathologist who completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the University of Newcastle. Emma is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and is trained in PECS.
Emma prides herself on service provision that is appropriate, and individualised for all clients, and welcomes people of all ages who are seeking support for their communication. Emma strives for functional and fun strategies in therapy that can be easily incorporated into her clients current routines.
Emma has previously worked in the Northern Territory, as the sole private Speech Pathologist for the town of Katherine, providing assessment and intervention services in areas of speech, language, fluency, social skills, literacy and swallowing. Emma is always looking to support her professional development.
Emma enjoys working with a diverse caseload, ranging from children to adults, and has experience working with clients with a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Emma provides clinic based assessment and intervention at both the Windsor and Penrith offices, as well as services to schools and pre-schools in the Hawkesbury and Nepean regions.
Alicia graduated from the University of Sydney with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Speech Pathology). She is experienced in administering assessments and therapy for clients of all ages, presenting with speech, language, fluency, voice and swallowing difficulties.
Alicia believes in a collaborative approach to therapy and is passionate about prioritising her client’s needs and wants in goal setting.
She is caring, hardworking and empathetic. Her warm nature makes it easy for her to build rapport and relationships with the families and clients she works with. Alicia is motivated by the desire to grow and learn. She strives to continually reflect and develop her skills as a clinician to ensure she achieves the best outcomes for therapy.
Alicia is a Certified Speech Pathology Australia member and holds a certificate for Key Word Sign. Alicia is currently completing her certificate in Nutrition at Waginen University and Research Edx.
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!
Kelly joined the All Abilities Therapy Team in August 2017 after taking a break from her career to raise her 5 children. Kelly strives to provide outstanding customer care to all of our wonderful families and is a constant support to the Therapists at All Abilities Therapy. Kelly has a proven ability to maintain professionalism when interacting with families and other health care professionals. Kelly consistently goes above and beyond to answer any family’s questions. Her positive can do attitude, means she will find the answer, and help the therapists, families or other admin team members in anyway she can. She has strong organisational and time management skills.
Kelly takes a keen interest in each and every child that attends the clinic. Having 5 beautiful children herself, she understands how important it is to celebrate a child’s progress and accomplishments. Kelly is warm and friendly . Kelly enjoys meeting new people, building positive and joyous relationships but most importantly, making clients feel valued and cared for. Kelly understands the importance of helping children and their families to achieve their desired therapy goals.
Rhiannon began her journey with All Abilities Therapy and Support Services in November 2018 as part of the administration team. Rhiannon prides herself on the strong customer relations that have been built with clients and her ability to build rapport quickly with people. Rhiannon conducts herself with professionalism and is continually searching for better ways to offer support and knowledge to All Abilities clients.
Being a member of the All Abilities administration team allows Rhiannon to be in a unique position to get to know all of our special families and amazing individuals. Being able to watch the progress made by these people motivates Rhiannon to continue to offer the best quality customer service to help support families and individuals reach their therapy goals. Rhiannon has a positive and warm attitude and is extremely approachable, she welcomes any enquires and is always happy to help!
Sara is a Therapy Aide and joined the All Abilities Therapy team in June 2019. She is currently studying to further her education in order to better assist children and adults across various areas within Speech Therapy & Occupational Therapy.
Sara has a passion to help clients and their families reach their therapy goals, while providing a positive and understanding attitude.
Sara works part time across our Penrith & Windsor offices and also does school & home visits. Sara also assists our administration team when she isn’t busy with clients!