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Why we celebrate neurodiversity at Umbo

Alisa Lingham, Speech Pathologist The word “neurodiversity” is used to describe the differences in how people may think and feel, based on how their brains function. Just like how we all have unique one-of-a-kind faces and fingerprints, as humans we also all have unique brains. No two brains are exactly alike – not even the brains of identical twins!  Neurodiversity …

Kerri

Speech PathologistLives on Bunurong land (she/her) Kerri is a passionate and enthusiastic speech pathologist who is dedicated to providing evidence based, family-centred and holistic therapy. Kerri graduated from La Trobe University (Melbourne, Victoria) in 2018 and has worked extensively with children and adolescents in both the private and public health sector, including private practice, NDIS Children’s Team at Peninsula Health …

Alyce W

Speech PathologistLives on Wiradjuri land (she/her)Languages spoken: English Alyce works with people experiencing communication or feeding difficulties across the lifespan. Alyce uses a family-centred and strength- based approach to assist her client live the best life possible. All therapy goals are developed alongside each family Alyce works with and can be continuously updated based on the families changing needs. Alyce …

Alyssa C

Occupational TherapistLives on Kaurna land (she/her) Alyssa has over a decade of experience and specialises in supporting children within a family-centered framework. She has worked with families through NDIS, and Medicare, as well as privately. Alyssa has experience in working with children through face-to-face and online services, as well as experience in coaching and supporting families in developing their skills …

Adam

Occupational TherapistLives on Wurundjeri land (he/him) Adam works with young adults, adults, older adults and their families to complete various assessments including functional capacity assessments, assistive technology and home modifications. Adam values rapport building with his clients and their families, and prioritises respectful communication and engagement, to ensure all sessions are client-centred. Adam works with his clients and their families …

Elise S

Occupational TherapistLives on Darkinjung land (she/her) Elise works with young children, adolescents and their families. Elise helps families to use a child’s strengths and talents to enable greater participation in their everyday activities. She focuses on functional goals and aims to meet children where they are at. Elise has worked with a diverse client groups, and is particularly passionate about …

Breanna

Occupational TherapistLives on Boonwurrung land (she/her) Breanna works with school-aged and adult clients, focusing on neurological conditions, upper limbs, and ASD, among other areas. Breanna partners with clients and their families to establish functional goals and strategies which can be utilised in their daily routines. Breanna aims to provide person-centred support that meets each individual’s unique needs. She employs a …

Robbie

Occupational TherapistLives on Darug land (he/him)Languages Spoken: Proficient in English and Arabic Robbie is a Mental Health Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working across many different mental health services. Robbie has worked in several Non Government Organisations as a mental health clinician and across several tertiary educational services as a Counsellor, Critical Incident Manager and an …

Zoe

Occupational TherapistLives on Turrbal and Yuggera lands (she/her) Zoe is an Occupational Therapist who graduated from Australian Catholic University in 2019. She has worked in paediatric practice utilising a variety of treatment approaches to promote function and development for early intervention and adolescent age groups. Zoe also has experience working in the community with adult populations providing home modifications, equipment …

Paris

Occupational TherapistLives on Darkinjung land (she/her) Paris has been working as an occupational therapist since she graduated university in 2016. Paris has specialised working with families and their children from babies to youth. Paris works within a family-centred holistic approach when working with her clients, as well as focusing on developing independence when working with adolescents and young people. She …