Emily Thompson

Occupational Therapist

Emily is an occupational therapist who has worked and trained in various paediatric and adult settings within hospitals, schools, preschools, aged care and home environments including rural community health, acute adolescent mental health and outpatient care.

Emily has a calm, compassionate and caring approach and is dedicated to supporting children and adults to meet their goals in thoughtful and simple ways that connect them to a loving, creative and enriching life where they feel seen and heard and supported to thrive in life as unique individuals. Emily values her work as an Occupational Therapist and views it as an immense privilege to work as a partner, ally and advocate for a person in their healthcare team. She is eager to bridge the gap of services for children and adults who are often stuck waiting for therapy and is committed to providing ongoing support to her clients and their supports.​ Emily is here to coach, educate, advocate and empower people and their social supports, letting them know that they are not alone as they work through challenges and find opportunities for growth in a fulfilling life.

Ongoing training and workshops are integral to Emily’s holistic treatment approach and she regularly expands her knowledge in particular interest areas including trauma-informed care, nature-based therapy, psychology, sensory modulation, yoga, art and play therapy.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Working with children and adults with complex needs
  • Social, emotional, and mental health skills
  • Independent living skills development
  • Gross motor milestones such as crawling, balancing, coordination, walking, or jumping
  • Fine motor skills such as tying shoelaces and managing clothing fasteners, colouring with a pencil, cutting with scissors, handwriting and using utensils to eat food
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Managing preferences for certain fabrics, sounds, tastes or other sensory experiences
  • Toileting
  • Handwriting and visual perception
  • Advocating participation in meaningful activities
  • Collaborative and functional intervention approaches