Alysha graduated with Honours in Occupational Therapy from the University of Newcastle in 2012. It was during her final clinical placement at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital where she developed a strong passion for working with children.
Alysha has worked in the area of paediatric occupational therapy for the past 7 years. Alysha has extensive experience and knowledge in managing the needs of infants, children and adolescence with a wide range of conditions. She has worked as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist rurally within NSW Health across a number of settings including hospitals and community health services on the NSW South Coast and in the Northern New England area. Alysha is now delivering goal directed evidence-based therapy privately here in Newcastle.
Alysha has special interests and associated skills in the treatment of children with developmental delay, sensory processing, learning or handwriting difficulties, genetic conditions, brain injury, palliative care, physical disability, trauma and attachment difficulties.
Alysha is well known for her creative, fun, collaborative approaches to therapy and ability to establish rapport with her clients. Alysha believes it is a privilege to work with children and to support families along a journey they may have not anticipated for their child.
Alysha enjoys partnering with a family in celebrating their child’s strengths; discovering their goals; watching the child/family play, grow, develop, learn and ultimately the child reaching their full potential.