Founder and Director of Fun Lab Therapy, Sally graduated with her Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2009, and Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy in 2014.Sally has a lifelong love of learning and sharing her knowledge and skills, as well as a passion to empower others.
Over the course of her career, Sally has worked with hundreds of children aged birth to 18, across many areas of occupational therapy practice. Her love of working with children was enhanced while volunteering at an orphanage in Vietnam for children with disabilities in 2009, and she has since continued her passion for supporting children with additional needs, both in Australia and while volunteering with children in developing communities, including Vietnam and Indonesia.
As well as managing the busy practice, Sally is also an active guest lecturer with the Occupational Therapy teaching team at La Trobe University. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills as a Clinical Advisor to both the Fun Lab team and to occupational therapy students.
When Sally is not in the office, she can be found either relaxing in a yoga class, at book club, or in her hometown in the Barossa Valley sharing a glass of red wine with friends and family.
Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Camilla’s bright and bubbly nature were made for working with children! She is our resident play therapist and developmental specialist, working closely with our 0-7 age group and children with developmental delays. Camilla’s favourite part about being an Occupational Therapist is problem solving and playing and her sessions are always fun!
Camilla has a strong a background in working with children with behavioural, psychosocial, physical, intellectual and medical needs and has worked extensively in the school environment prior to joining the Fun Lab Therapy team. Camilla has extensive experience in Positive Behavioural Support, helping to write the PBS program at her previous workplace, Glenallen School. Camilla continues to develop these skills in our practice, supporting children as needed through the Better Access to Mental Health Medicare Program.She is passionate about helping support teachers and educational staff to implement therapeutic strategies into classrooms and supporting families with transference of home-based programs. Camilla brings a great passion for involving family in therapy and works closely with both children and their parents to achieve great outcomes.
When Camilla isn’t working with Fun Lab Therapy or with Kerri-Anne Telford, she practices her play skills with her delightful pet dog Rufus, an adorable rescue pup who brings a smile to everyone he meets! She loves dumplings, bright coloured earrings and a well-made skinny cappuccino!
Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Leah’s passion and enthusiasm for Occupational Therapy continues to grow in her nearly 10 years practicing as an OT! Leah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team, not only holding a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) – she is also a qualified remedial massage therapist!
Leah has a vested interest in working with young people and adolescents with their mental health needs and is a registered Better Access to Mental Health provider. She also enjoys working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiance Disorder to gain confidence and independence with their daily life, including social skills. Leah also has a passion for working with parents, educating them around their own occupational needs to help cope with the changes in roles being a parent brings.
Leah has a strong background in sensory disability and comes to Fun Lab from Guide Dogs Victoria.Leah loves to get down on the floor to play and is a super enthusiastic and fun-loving therapist! She enjoys continually learning and coming up with creative ways to make therapy memorable! Leah will soon be bringing her skills in meditation and mindfulness to our team once she completes her Children’s Yoga training at the end of this year. We can’t wait to offer this to our families soon!
Leah loves to travel and has been fortunate to spend time travelling in many countries across the world. Leah brings international experience from her time spent working in London all the way back to us here in Melbourne.
Paediatric Occupational Therapist
After working in Kenya, Africa with adolescent women who had been rescued from human trafficking, and volunteering in Vietnam with children with disabilities; Stephanie moved into paediatric practice with a passion for supporting children and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Her experiences further enhanced her understanding of the importance of ensuring all people are able to be free to participate in their daily occupational roles.
Stephanie brings a broad range of skills to our team, after working with children and adolescents with complex disabilities in recreational services with Yooralla. She understands the multifaceted needs of families and enjoys working with other agencies, schools and health providers to ensure a fully integrated team approach when working towards your goals.
Steph loves running groups and helping to facilitate social interaction between peers. She encourages messy play, especially with food, and is often found having as much fun as our clients modelling this! She is proficient in using multiple communication devices and modalities as well as supporting children with self-regulation, sensory and behavioural needs.
Stephanie’s first priority for therapy is to ensure she sees the world from your child’s perspective and that she understands their individual personalities, likes and dislikes and idiosyncrasies so she can tailor each therapy session to suit each child. Stephanie is a fun and creative therapist who allows her own great personality to shine through in her work.Stephanie’s favourite part of her job is seeing the big smiles on children’s faces when they achieve goals!
Stephanie’s passion for working with children extends beyond the office, with Steph completing the 15km Run or the Kids Fundraiser earlier this year, raising much needed funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital. She is the one in our team helping us all to ensure a healthy, occupationally balanced lifestyle, of work, rest and play!