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), Masters of Occupational Therapy Studies

Natalie has over 15 years experience working as a paediatric occupational therapist in community health. She is also a mother to a delightful ten year old boy and a spirited seven 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

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Developing Full Potential through Play & Learning

Laura Ricca - Occupational Therapist

B. Science, Masters of Occupational Therapy Studies

Laura is an occupational therapist who enjoys connecting with children, adolescents and their families to help them grow and reach their full potential. 

Laura has had experience working with children and adolescents with many diagnoses including ASD, ADHD, and other learning difficulties. She understands the importance in collaborating with a child and their family to meet their goals. She implements treatments at home and school that meet goals in areas such as independence in daily tasks, academic performance, emotional regulation and social skills. 

Laura tries to make all sessions fun and engaging for the child, incorporating their interests, such as animals or harry potter, to develop therapeutic play activities. She will be available for clinic and home/school visits throughout the week.