Anna Gray

Occupational Therapist
Lives on Wurundjeri Woiworung land (she/her)

Anna works with children (early childhood, school aged and adolescents). She works together with her clients to support the family unit and ensure that therapy doesn’t hinder family life.  She enjoys working with caregivers to empower them and help them understand the challenges their child is experiencing. Connection is really important in therapy so she builds a trusting therapeutic relationship through meaningful activity and the child’s interest areas so that therapy promotes growth and their strengths.

She focuses on the person rather than the diagnosis, so she supports children to participate in everyday occupations, such as toileting, eating/mealtimes, sleep, play, recreation and doing the things they enjoy.  Anna is really passionate about Sensory processing and its impact on the person, accessibility to environments and different occupations. Anna has experience working with NDIS participants, Medicare and Private clients in person and online. She also has experience working with individuals living in remote towns in Australia.

Anna has a BHSc(Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy. She studied in the UK and moved to Australia in 2010.  She has worked as an OT for over 17 years in a variety of settings.  She has completed additional training related to the area of Paediatrics: Self-regulation: It’s a state of mind (Chris Chipparo), Learning to conquer the wees and poos (Rebecca Khan), Becoming an behaviour detective (Kim Barthel), Foundations of sensory processing, regulation and relationship (STAR foundation), The CO-OP approach, OT comprehensive Functional Assessments, Trauma informed practice, DIR floortime, The Listening Program.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Sensory processing and regulation
  • Motor skill development (fine and gross motor)
  • Self care (washing, dressing, toileting)
  • Feeding/mealtimes
  • Caregiver coaching