Leah joined the team in 2021, providing services two days a week in the Murray Bridge and Adelaide Hills regions to children and young people to help them reach their potential. Leah has a child-centered approach and loves to upskill in areas that are important to the people she is working with. With extensive experience, Leah graduated in 2013 with a post graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Australia.
For many years Leah worked with people of all ages assisting them to engage in activities of daily living through techniques and specialised equipment and considers a special part of her role working with rural and remote communities.
Leah particularly values assisting children to have fun and engage with school, education, and lifelong learning. This means Leah has an interest in looking at how children engage with their learning environment and supporting emotional and regulation skills to manage the different challenges school and education settings can sometimes present and support them to get the most from learning opportunities.
Leah loves to form connections with clients and their families, and learning new things, which is great when you are an OT because there is always something new and interesting to learn! Leah understands the importance of working with the team that support the child or young person.
In her own time, Leah is an avid gardener and a huge fan of growing flowers and vegetables and is currently learning how to prune and grow fruit trees. This love stems from a belief that being in nature is a great learning environment and emotional regulation tool and noticing the sights, sounds, smells, temperature of a garden space really impacts our feelings and thoughts. We couldn’t agree more! Can anyone say, ‘nature play?’