Steff Bee

Steff is a registered member of:

  • Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

Steff Bee is a registered occupational therapy who has been working with children in Australia and the United Kingdom for the past 10 years. 

Steff graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). Her Honours project investigating the impact of stability balls and discs on mainstream primary students’ sensory responses and handwriting outcomes was presented at the Occupational Therapy Australia 24th National Conference on the Gold Coast.

In Australia, Steff has worked in private practices in the Newcastle, Maitland and Central Coast, as well as for the ASPECT Hunter School, Royal Far West and for non-government early intervention service providers assisting children with Autism and their families. In the United Kingdom, Steff worked as a locum for schools for children with autism, schools for children with intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as for the National Health Trust for a number of different Primary Care Trusts. 

Steff also works as a Witness Intermediary as part of a pilot project being completed by Victims Services NSW. Within this role, Steff assists child witnesses to communicate.

Steff has also completed her Masters of Advanced Occupational Therapy from La Trobe University. Her thesis titled 'Examining the goal setting practices of occupational therapists working with children with coordination difficulties' was developed from Steff's interest in goal-directed interventions.

Steff has extensive experience working with children with Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), sensory processing difficulties, developmental coordination disorder, developmental delay, behavioural difficulties, physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, joint hypermobility, handwriting difficulties, mental health difficulties and children and young people who have experienced trauma.

Steff uses functional, goal-directed interventions when working with children, young people and their families. Steff is certified to use the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach.

Steff has also had additional training in providing behaviour support, and is a registered Behaviour Support Practitioner with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. 

 

Anna BallardIE

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Anna is a registered member of:

  • Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

Graduating with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Newcastle, Anna Ballardie has gained extensive and varied experience servicing a busy and complex caseload of children, young people and their families throughout her career to date. Anna has extensive experience in prescribing complex equipment, pressure injury management and home modifications.

Anna is committed to gaining an understanding of the unique challenges of her clients and their families and developing and achieving meaningful goals. Anna enjoys thinking outside of the box and coming up with creative solutions with her clients to help live their best life!

 

Clare Welsh

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Clare is a registered member of:

  • Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

Clare is a registered Occupational Therapist who graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).

During her studies, Clare has gained experience working with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, through a variety of University placements in hospitals and the community. These placements included practice in Mental Health, Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Paediatric settings.

Clare enjoys using a holistic and functional approach when working with children and their families and is passionate about helping children and young people achieve their goals.