Occupational Therapy for curious kids!
Play ~ Motivate ~ Learn ~ Explore
I’m Kim Reese
Occupational Therapist ~ Doing, Being, Becoming
Be curious about your passions, reach for the horizons, make each day count with some fun (and hard work) along the way…
Learning through PLAY
As a paediatric occupational therapist, mom of 2, laughter enthusiast, and life-long learner and explorer; I aim to walk along side your family to discover strengths, support passions and empower the future generations of this world! All children are different and need a personalised plan of care that supports their strengths and helps them engage in activities that facilitate functional growth and emotional wellbeing.
Strength-based in a supportive environment!
Setting actionable goals, while finding your calm… Setting up the environment for success and integrating into the community. Uplifting you to be curious about how your, and/or your child’s body, mind, breath and energy support day to day living. Uncovering what you want to achieve and collaboratively create strategies and learn tools on how to get there! You are the expert on your body.
Helping You Achieve Success
Unlock Your Full Potential. It has been inside you this whole time! Find it, embrace it and learn from your inner knowledge!
We are all perfect just as we are, but what happens when obstacles get in the way of doing the things we love and participating in simple life pleasures. Through play and active engagement with daily activities I will support you in reaching your goals .
How do I support my child in social situation?
Interested in decoding your biological sensory preferences and how and when to use tools to support life participation for your child?
My child has difficulty focusing in class and has frequent meltdowns?
How can I support my child with their fine motor skills such as getting dressed, organising their things, handwriting or eating?
Support your child’s success focused on their strengths to promote their wellbeing. This model views children as resourceful and resilient.
A collaborative relationship within the context of the child’s world and families beliefs as a container to reach the child’s goals. Coaching guides the process of developing strategies and supports to meet self-identified goals related to the families needs in relation to their child.
Learn about how your body or your child’s body interprets the world around them. How our nervous system perceives information from the world can be interpreted differently.
Best way to untap internal motivation and support learning and engagement with enhanced participation with games, laughter and enjoyment!
What Is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is an allied health profession that works with the whole person Through individual and group services within home, workplace and community to support optimal health and wellbeing through active participation in life. Occupation can be roles in the family or community, activities of daily living, work, play and things that make life meaningful and purposeful.
I have NDIS funding, can I be seen by you?
Yes. If your NDIS funding is self managed or plan managed. I also accept private pay.
What does a session look like?
We have goals that are created with the child and caregiver. Through fun motivating activities and some hard work we aim towards achieving the goals supporting development, skill acquisition, self regulation, use of strategies and learned processes. I prefer a natural environment for the child such as the home, school or playground. This supports carry over and provides oppertunities to collaborate with caregivers and other important people in the child’s life. Depending on the child’s goals and interests we will use games and activities to support development and encourage active participation with the caregivers.
How do I contact you?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To set up an inquiry call.
Do I need a referral or diagnosis to see you?
You do not need a referral from your GP however your GP or family health nurse is a good place to start if you have concerns with your child’s development.
Where can I be seen?
Your child can be seen within the home, community or at their school (providing permission and current restrictions and regulations)
Play ~ Motivate ~ Explore
I am passionate about life, adventure, being and doing to support all humans in being present in their day to day lives. I have been an occupational therapist since 2005 graduating from UniSA and continuing on in the US to complete a post graduate peadiatric certificate and clinical doctorate through Misericordia University. I have extensive training in sensory integration and have worked in a variety of setting; inpatient feeding and eating program, school based services, home health and outpatient services for a hospital. I complete my APHRA registration in 2020 upon returning to Australia 15 years later. I am dedicated and passionate about using occupation to bring meaning and purpose to ones life which is the heartbeat of occupational therapy.
I love the outdoors, it inspires me to relax, to be energised and be in the moment. I love to exercise, yoga, hang with my family and explore different cultures and places with a curious lens. I am always learning from everyone everywhere. Life is a grand teacher when we are willing to sit and listen. I believe it takes a village to raise a child and I am grateful for the families I have the opportunity to serve.