Have you received feedback from your child's teacher saying they have difficulty:
Organising their thoughts or written work?
Establishing and maintaining relationships?
Regulating their emotional responses to situations?
Attending to information in class?
If so, your child may benefit from seeing an Occupational Therapist.
Occupational Therapists support children and their families to navigate barriers that affect a person's physical, social, and emotional needs. At Fremantle Speech Pathology Services, the Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists work collaboratively in order to target areas of literacy difficulty in primary and high-school children.
Other areas Occupational Therapists offer support in include:
Fine Motor Movement
Gross Motor Movement
Play and Social Skills
Meet the Occupational Therapists
At Fremantle Speech Pathology Services, we have two exceptional Occupational Therapists operating private practice services from our clinic.
Natalie has a strong passion for working with children to help them reach their full potential. She has developed a diverse set of skills through her work in both the private and community sectors, gaining knowledge and experience across a variety of different areas. In addition to this, she also worked in special education schools and in the hospital setting.
Natalie currently works for a large not for profit organisation while at the same time growing her private practice (ABC Therapy).
Her work has led to vast experience supporting children with difficulties in; fine and gross motor functioning, emotional regulation, self-care, executive functioning, play and social skills, feeding difficulties, and sensory regulation. Dedicated to extending her knowledge, she has also completed numerous PDs including SOS feeding. Natalie is a kind, energetic and genuinely warm therapist who is devoted to her work and her clients so they can achieve the very best they can be.
Geraldine Ferry Smith is a highly skilled and talented occupational therapist with over 30 years’ experience in the disability and education sectors. She has worked and studied both in Australia and overseas and has completed Master’s Degree studies in the fields of occupational therapy, education, and assessment and evaluation.
She is known for her ability to create positive relationships, her problem solving and adaptability skills sourced from a wide repertoire of therapy practices, her enthusiasm for her work and her sense of humour. Geraldine’s area of expertise is handwriting and learning disabilities. Her key areas of practice include;
Assessment and intervention for handwriting difficulties for children and adults
Assessment and intervention for Motor Dysgraphia
Providing instruction in keyboarding and alternative written-communication skills.
Providing the foundations for mathematics and spelling
Managing executive functioning challenges, including organisational and study skills.
Geraldine works at the clinic on Mondays and Saturdays
If you are concerned about your child regarding any of the above mentioned areas, please contact Natalie or Geraldine via phone or email at:
0403 927 434
Geraldine Ferry Smith:
0400 124 448
Alternatively, you can submit a "speak to a specialist' form under the 'contact' tab.