293 Springfield Rd
Nunawading VIC 3131

Ph 03 8821 4614

Kerri-anne Telford

Kerri-anne is an enthusiastic and experienced paediatric Occupational Therapist. From a young age Kerri-anne had one goal in life “to make a difference to the lives of others”. This led Kerri-anne to pursue a career as an occupational therapist. Kerri-anne completed her degree Ba. Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University in 2007 and since then has continued to grow and develop her skills in a range of areas and believes in life long learning. Since completing her degree Kerri-anne has dedicated her life to making a difference in the lives of others and this brings her great joy.

Kerri-anne has strong skills in delivering therapy through a range of interventions and draws on numerous therapeutic interventions when working with children and their families to deliver the best possible outcomes. Kerri-anne is experienced in sensory processing, praxis, play skills, behavioural interventions and social emotional development, including being instructed in the use of the Social Thinking® concepts by Michelle Garcia Winner. Kerri-anne values the importance of regulation techniques including mindfulness and principles from the Alert program. Kerri-anne is highly experienced in delivering therapy using the DIR®/Floortime™ Model of intervention. In 2011 Kerri-anne completed the DIR® B Certification in the US, and in 2012 completed the DIR® C training. Kerri-anne is now internationally recognised as an Intermediate DIR®/Floortime™ provider. In February 2016 Kerri-anne completed the SOS Approach to Feeding course and is now incorporating this into her practice. Kerri-anne has recently completed The Zones of Regulation® training and incorporates this into her practice.

Kerri-anne loves to work with children and adolescents from 0-18. Kerri-anne has vast experience working with children and adolescents with a range of challenges from social emotional difficulties, sensory processing and praxis challenges, regulation and behavioural issues, picky feeders and problem feeders, to children with more complex developmental challenges. Kerri-anne works collaboratively with families and other key stakeholders to develop individual plans to empower children and foster their development. Kerri-anne also relishes the opportunity to support teachers and early years educators and others working with children to help all children reach their full potential.

Kerri-anne is registered to provide services through Helping Children with Autism, Better Start, NDIS and Medicare; including Better Access to Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management plan, and the Helping Children with Autism and Better Start Initiative twenty sessions. Kerri-anne is also registered to provide services with the relevant Private Health Insurance extras.

Yen May Lee (May)

May is a bubbly and experienced paediatric Occupational Therapist. She is passionate in working together with families to assist children and adolescents to reach their full potential. May first graduated in Singapore with a Diploma in Occupational Therapy (with Merit) and was awarded the National Council of Social Service Silver Medal for her outstanding academic achievement. May then completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

May has extensive experience working in the paediatric field having previously worked for other private paediatric practices in Melbourne and Singapore. She is experienced in treating children with a wide range of conditions ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Global Developmental Delay, Enuresis and various genetic conditions. May can also support the development and management of picky feeders and problem feeders.

May loves to create a fun and creative learning environment for all her clients to achieve their goals. Her expertise includes assisting children who have challenges in sensory processing/regulation, gross motor skills, praxis, fine motor skills, handwriting development, visual perceptual skills, play skills, self care skills, attention, behavioural issues and social emotional development, including being instructed in the use of the Social Thinking® concepts by Michelle Garcia Winner.

May is skilled in utilising Sensory Integration principles, including various techniques such as the The Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT) & Oral Tactile Technique (OTT),  the Alert Program and M.O.R.E. – Integrating The Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions. She has completed advance training on clinical assessment and interventions for Praxis challenges. May is also trained in the DIR®/Floortime™ model and is passionate about providing this within an interdisciplinary framework.In February 2016 May completed the SOS Approach to Feeding course and is now incorporating this into her practice. May has recently completed The Zones of Regulation® training and incorporates this into her practice.

Being a firm believer of life-long learning, May continues to advance her repertoire of skills and knowledge with current developments in paediatric rehabilitation and research. Apart from English, she converses in fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and Malay.

May is registered to provide services through Helping Children with Autism, Better Start, NDIS and Medicare; including Better Access to Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management plan, and the Helping Children with Autism and Better Start Initiative twenty sessions. May is also registered to provide services with the relevant Private Health Insurance extras.

Kahli Joyce

Kahli is an enthusiastic paediatric Occupational Therapist, with a passion for making a difference in the lives of children, adolescents and their families. Kahli completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Australian Catholic University, graduating with First Class Honours and an Executive Dean’s Commendation.

Kahli has worked with children with a range of strengths and challenges, having worked in Out of Hours School Care, school holiday programs, and at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She also designed and implemented a handwriting program in a Victorian primary school, and spent three years delivering play-based therapy as part of a Son-Rise Program.

Kahli takes a holistic approach to therapy, tailoring her approach to suit the unique needs of each child and family. She has experience working with children and adolescents with challenges from Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing differences, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, intellectual disability, regulation and behavioural issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, anxiety, social emotional difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, neurological disorders, and autoimmune diseases.

Kahli has a love of learning and is continually seeking new opportunities to broaden her skillset and enhance the effectiveness of the therapy she provides. She has completed extensive training in the Son-Rise Program®, and integrates a focus on child-led learning and play into her practice. Kahli also has experience using the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach to teach motor skills (such as handwriting and tying shoelaces), and incorporates executive problem solving into therapy. Kahli loves to talk about neuroplasticity – the power of the brain to rewire itself – and has attended workshops on the Neuro-sequential Model of Therapeutics, developed by Dr Bruce Perry, and the Arrowsmith Program for Specific Learning Difficulties, Developed by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young.

Recognising the importance of play to physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, Kahli conducted research into the level of assistance parents give to their children to participate in play and leisure activities. In 2017, the findings were published in an international journal, and Kahli presented a summary of the research at the National Occupational Therapy Conference.

Overall, Kahli loves to create a warm, engaging and fun learning environment that children cannot wait to come back to!

Kahli is registered to provide services through Helping Children with Autism, Better Start, NDIS and Medicare; including Chronic Disease Management plan, and the Helping Children with Autism and Better Start Initiative twenty sessions. Kahli is also registered to provide services with the relevant Private Health Insurance extras.

Camilla Fraser

Camilla is an energetic and enthusiastic paediatric Occupational Therapist who loves to make therapy fun and exciting. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at La Trobe University and has been working in paediatrics since she graduated. Camilla has a strong background in working with children with behavioural, psychosocial, physical, intellectual and medical needs. She has worked extensively in the school environment to support teachers and educational staff to implement therapeutic strategies into classrooms, while also supporting families with home based programs. Camilla brings a great passion for involving family into therapy and works closely with both children and their parents to achieve their goals. Her sessions are always lots of fun!

Camilla enjoys problem solving and uses a play-based approach to help all children achieve a range of goals. She has particular interests in working with both preschool and school aged children who have Autism, sensory processing disorders, motor coordination disorders and school-based difficulties such as handwriting.

Camilla has been trained extensively in Intensive Interaction and thoroughly enjoys using her skills with children who are early communicators. Camilla has also spent many years working with children with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) such as PODD, Compass and Proloquo2go.

Camilla has extensive experience in Positive Behavioural Support programs and has been trained in the Prevent, Teach, Reinforce method which she has used with a variety of children with challenging behaviours.

Camilla is registered to provide services through Helping Children with Autism, Better Start, NDIS and Medicare; including Better Access to Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management plan and the Helping Children with Autism and Better Start Initiative twenty sessions. Camilla is also registered to provide services with the relevant Private Health Insurance extras.

Gwenda Moore

Gwenda is a cheerful and experienced occupational therapist with a keen interest in supporting children and families. She has completed both a Bachelor of Applied Science (OT) and Masters of Health Science (OT). Gwenda has worked in paediatric occupational therapy throughout her extensive career. She started her career in regional Victoria, later moved to Melbourne and her interests and job opportunities have been broad.  Opportunities have included positions in:

  • Early intervention for young children with developmental disorders
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • A Special school for primary and secondary students with mild intellectual disabilities
  • A school for secondary students with learning disabilities
  • An early intervention service specifically for children with an autism spectrum disorder
  • Community health paediatric team

Gwenda is a certified therapist for the Early Start Denver model (ESDM) an intervention used for young children on the autism spectrum. She also has completed training in the use of sensory integration techniques and DIR Floortime.

Gwenda is interested in developmental disabilities and learning disorders with children across the age spectrum. Her main aim is always to work with the family to support the growth of their child’s skills and confidence so that their child is more able to participate in their daily activities.

Gwenda is registered to provide services through Helping Children with Autism, Better Start, NDIS and Medicare; including Better Access to Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management plan, and the Helping Children with Autism and Better Start Initiative twenty sessions. Gwenda is also registered to provide services with the relevant Private Health Insurance extras.

Rebecca Zahra

Rebecca is an enthusiastic pediatric occupational therapist. Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Australian Catholic University. Rebecca has a passion for working with children and adolescents with complex needs. She has a particular interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning difficulties, sensory integration disorders, complex medical needs and developmental delays.

Rebecca has worked extensively in a school environment to support the daily implementation of practical therapeutic strategies by teachers and education support staff. She has supported classroom participation in students with a variety of sensory, emotional, social and physical needs. Rebecca has worked in a transdisciplinary model, working alongside a speech pathologist to implement PODD and Proloquo2go with children requiring Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Rebecca thoroughly enjoys working with children who are early communicators. Rebecca has a strong passion in coaching families to become as independent as possible in leading the care for their child.

Rebecca has worked and volunteered with children with a range of strengths and challenges, having coached children’s group fitness and volunteering at local primary schools to support children with ASD. Rebecca delivered a play-based therapy program to children with ASD whilst completing her Occupational Therapy degree. Throughout this time, she was mentored by an experienced paediatric occupational therapist.

Rebecca builds fun and creative learning environments. She believes that by building positive partnerships with families and harnessing the child’s strengths, children and their families have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Rebecca is registered to provide services through Helping Children with Autism, Better Start, NDIS and Medicare; including Chronic Disease Management plan, and the Helping Children with Autism and Better Start Initiative twenty sessions. Kahli is also registered to provide services with the relevant Private Health Insurance extras.