Kid-Eze Therapy Services


23 September 2014 by Christine Siddle - 0 comments

1. Christine has over 22 years experience in paediatric Occupational Therapy and she is the only therapist working at our clinic.

2. Christine has worked and trained in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the USA, and has worked in a variety of settings including the Department of Education (Qld), rural and remote areas, community and child health centres, hospitals, early intervention programs, schools (primary and secondary), and preschools (to name a few).

3. Christine has worked with children of all ages from birth to 18 years so has developed a very good understanding of child development. She has also worked with a variety of diagnoses including Autism, Aspergers, Downs Syndrome, Fragile X, Cerebral Palsy, development delays, learning disabilities, intellectual disability, muscular dystrophy, selective mutism, arthrogryposis and many more. She also has treated children at the clinic from as far away as Alexandra and Mansfield, and even had a child visit from Darwin.

4. Christine has a child with special needs (cerebral palsy) so can appreciate how much disability can impact on family life.

6. Christine is married with 2 children, who are 11 and 9 respectively; is the school PFA president, and also the major fundraise organiser for a community charity event that is run annually. So she fully comprehends the time constraints placed on a busy family. Consequently, she provides more family friendly strategies that are easy to incorporate into everyday tasks. We also know that skills based tasks are more effective than exercise based programs, and the research also supports this as well.

7. Our clinic is situated in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and is within walking distance from a fantastic vet, deli, bakery, toy and gift store. Our clinic also has lots of accessible parking as well.

8. We are community minded. As a business we support a small local school (Sassafras Primary) and an animal charity (Living Legends) as part of a community charity fundraising event that is run annually.

9. Christine has developed a fine motor program that incorporates many of the proven strategies that are used in the clinic. This can be purchased by schools to implement in small groups or as part of the classroom curriculum.

10. We endeavour to keep up to date with the latest technology and apps, and incorporate these seamlessly into our intervention sessions to benefit both clients and their families.

11. Christine is registered with medicare, and is a Better Start and FaHSCIA provider. She is also affiliated with many other private health funds as well.

12. Christine has authored a childrens picture book and has written one non-fiction and 3 fictional stories. Her passion is creative writing which is just one area she can address with your child.

13. We offer brainstorming assessments if you are uncertain as to whether Occupational Therapy Intervention is required or not. If intervention is required, we can then discuss appropriate intervention strategies and just how much therapy would ideally be required.

14. Our treatment goals focus on what you want your child to be better at, and we also involve the student (if old enough), and the teacher, to ensure that the goals are more likely to be achieved. We also help your child to generalise their skills to home, school and the wider community.

15. Christine have a very good understanding of the funding requirements required for preschool and primary school; having experienced this first hand with her son when he transitioned to kinder and to primary school. She is also frequently required to write supporting documentation for VCE special consideration, especially if use of a laptop / alternative writing medium is required.

16. She is THRASS and Sensory Integration trained and regularly incorporates these approaches into her intervention when required in effective and family-friendly ways.

17. We closely liaise with other allied health practitioners, GP’s, paediatricians, teachers, social workers, optometrists, and we receive many referrals from them as well. Christine has even had the opportunity of treating some of their children.

18. Our clinic hosts an amazing engineered designed swing frame, where we can attach our different swings in various exciting ways to get your child ready for the tabletop tasks and often the more challenging part of the therapy session. We even have a Wii and various games to practice various gross motor skills in a fun and engaging way.


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