OUR STORY

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Play Learn Bloom Developmental Therapies was established by Natalie Kaiser. Natalie is an occupational therapist who is passionate about practically assisting parents maximise their child's potential. Play Learn Bloom's vision is to help children, through play, reach their developmental and learning potential and bloom.


Meet the Team

 

Natalie Kaiser - Lead Occupational Therapist
B Eng (Medical), M OT (2003)

Natalie has many years experience working as a paediatric occupational therapist in community health. She is also a mother to a delightful nine year old boy and a spirited six year old girl. She has worked with children of a variety of ages and developmental difficulties. Natalie has a passion for working together with children and parents and to see them being able to practically follow out strategies at home and school to help the child reach their full potential.

She has experience working with children who have
• Sensory Processing Difficulties
• Learning Disabilities
• Autism/ Aspergers syndrome/ PDD/NOS
• Various physical disabilities
• Developmental Delay
• Attention Deficit Disorder
• Motor coordination problems – gross and fine motor
• Handwriting concerns
• Various syndromes

Developing Full Potential through Play & Learning

Laura Ricca - Allied Health Assistant

B. Science

Laura is an occupational therapy assistant who enjoys working with children, adolescents and their families. She is currently in her final year of a Master of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland. Laura has had experience working with children and adolescents with many diagnoses including ASD, ADHD, and learning difficulties. 

 

Laura works with Natalie in implementing treatments that help meet client goals relating to areas such as:

- Fine and gross motor skills

- Self-care skills- such as dressing, feeding, hair washing, toileting

- Development and implementation of visual schedules for morning and afternoon routines

- Self-management skills - such as cooking, taking public transport

- Organisational skills 

- Development of visual house rules and rewards systems

 

She understands the importance in collaborating with a child and their family to meet their goals. Laura tries to make all sessions fun and engaging for the child, using their interests and parents expertise to develop therapeutic play activities. She will be available for home/school visits throughout the week.