Reina Veivers

Reina graduated with a Masters of Speech Pathology from the University of Queensland. She has been a certified Speech Pathologist for almost 20 years and continues to love her work every day! She has extensive experience working in Senior clinical and leadership positions across Queensland government hospitals, school and community facilities. She has held supervisor roles and led various research …

What happens in an online functional assessment?

Cassandra Doyle, Occupational Therapist What do I need to have available at home? A stable internet connection is important. If you don’t have this available at home, consider using a local library, visiting friends or family, or another alternative. A smart phone, ipad or laptop can be used. A device with a camera will allow us to see you during …

Online Functional Assessments FAQ

Cassandra Doyle, Occupational Therapist What is a functional assessment? A functional assessment is used to provide a detailed overview of your functional strengths and weaknesses, and your care needs. The assessment will typically look at your communication skills, social skills, learning ability, mobility, self-care, and self management skills. As there is a lot to cover, the assessment may happen over …

Cassandra Doyle

Occupational Therapist I graduated from Monash University in 2014, and have mainly worked in community based roles. I have incorporated Telehealth practice over the last two years, and have seen the value and benefit this can add to therapy. I have worked with a wide range of clients including people with physical and/or psycho-social disabilities, progressive conditions, cognitive impairments, and …

School-based therapy sessions: things to consider

Children doing their online therapy sessions at school can be useful for a few reasons; one being that their home environment might mean that after school sessions are difficult to arrange, another being that they may be experiencing more difficulties at school and therefore having sessions at school is more appropriate.  It is up to the school as to whether …

Challenges with toilet training? You might need an Occupational Therapist

Toileting is an important everyday living skill. When toileting is a problem it can make life difficult for the whole family. Toileting challenges may include: bed wetting frequent daytime accidents withholding poop soiling underwear fear around going to the toilet insistent on doing poop in a nappy Toileting challenges can happen to children of all ages. Many parents don’t realise …

Tara Drinkwater

Occupational Therapist Tara is a registered Occupational Therapist who has completed a Master in Occupational Therapy Practice. She has over 12 years experience working with children and families in a range of childhood settings and roles. She is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and her professional background includes working with individuals across the life span with a focus on …

Helen Lajoie

Helen is Umbo’s welcoming, caring and compassionate Practice Manager who will go above and beyond for every client and their family. She is also a mother of a child with special needs. Helen’s thorough understanding and knowledge of therapy services comes not only from her time as an administrator but from genuine firsthand client experience. She prides herself on being …

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Online occupational therapy: An NDIS case study

This case study is part of our collection of resources and training materials for online occupational therapy. If you are an allied health professional see our free online therapy training course for more resources. If you are a family or provider wanting to know more about our online occupational therapy services see our frequently asked questions. Poorani Balasundaram, Occupational Therapist …

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What does an online speech therapy session look like?

This article is part of our collection of resources for online speech therapy. If you are a family or provider wanting to know more about our online speech therapy services see our frequently asked questions. If you are an allied health professional see our free online therapy training course for more resources. Ed Johnson, Clinical Innovation Advisor Before I see …