About Us

Hi and welcome to Fun Lab Therapy! Where we put the Fun into learning FUNctional everyday skills!

We are a leading provider in disability services for children and adolescents in the Northern and Eastern regions of Melbourne, with an experienced and highly educated team. We love being a part of the community of people in your life and believe in providing holistic, family centred services, in an easily accessible way.

We are the carers, thinkers, doers, darers who strive to make a difference, in everyday trials and triumphs, for everyone— just as they are.

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Posity is a Registered NDIS Provider, providing support to people with disability. NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia which provides government funding for people with disability. Posity is building an outstanding reputation for high-quality and excellent services.

Meet The Team

Sally and the team share a wealth of clinical and practical experience in the field of occupational therapy and speech therapy. With all therapists registered with both the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Occupational Therapy Australia / Speech Pathology Australia, they are committed to providing therapeutic outcomes that are goal directed, based on current evidence and best practice principles and that focuses on what is most important you.

Leadership

Sally Mohitian
Founder / Clinical Advisor

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Faz Mohitian
Managing Director

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Yasamin Khavari
Business Administration Manager

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Occupational Therapy

Anoo Bhopti
Lecturer (Paediatrics), La Trobe University / Senior Occupational Therapist

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Kath

Katharine Lancaster
Clinical Supervisor / Senior Occupational Therapist

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Bianca Valenzisi
Occupational Therapist

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Kate Wyllie
Occupational Therapist

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Jordan Paraskevas
Occupational Therapist

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Speech Pathology

CaraJane Millar
Speech Pathologist

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Sally Mohitian

Founder / Clinical Advisor

Founder and Director of Fun Lab Therapy, Sally is passionate about growing a high quality, evidence based, allied health practice to service the Northern & Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Sally has a lifelong love of learning, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills, as well as a passion to empower others to reach their full potential.

With a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy), Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatrics and a Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy, Sally brings 12+ years of clinical and theoretical experience to the practice. Sally has worked across multiple settings, including community health, mainstream, special and special developmental schools, early intervention, private practice and hospitals. This broad experience provides a strong foundation of skills to ensure high quality service delivery across the team.

As well as managing the busy practice, Sally also provides guest lecturing services to La Trobe University in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Paediatrics. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills as Clinical Advisor, not only the Fun Lab team, but to other external Occupational Therapists, Allied Health Assistants and to occupational therapy students.

Sally is an active member of Occupational Therapy Australia and is a registered Better Access to Mental Health Clinician. Currently, she is also participating in a research project alongside La Trobe University & Monash University to determine the effectiveness of the “We Care Program” – A parent group program created in conjunction with Dr Anoo Bhopti to empower and support families of children with disabilities.

Sally is mum to a busy toddler and enjoys learning firsthand all of the lived experiences that parents face and bringing these new skills into her clinical and education roles.

Faz Mohitian

Managing Director

As the Managing Director, Faz is passionate about creating and growing a service which meets the needs of all people with disability. With a passion for people, innovation and progression, Faz oversees Fun Lab Therapy’s business development & strategic direction, in line with the needs of those who use our services. Faz also oversees our Customer Relationship team, ensuring all participants have easy, stress-free journey with Fun Lab Therapy.

Faz brings extensive management and leadership experience to our team, focusing on respect, trust, empowerment and creativity, to achieve excellent results. Outside of work, Faz enjoys time with his family, playing soccer & keeping healthy.

Yasamin Khavari

Business Administration Manager

You will meet Yasamin at reception when visiting our clinic. Yasamin manages the billing and administrative procedures for Fun Lab Therapy and you may interact with her regarding appointments, and payment and funding related inquiries including the NDIS, Medicare and your private health insurance.

Yasamin has always had a love of working with people with disability and holds a Bachelor of Clinical Psychology (Tehran Azad University) and has previous experience working in retail management and customer service. You may also see Yasamin supporting our therapists in group programs as our Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Yasamin is passionate about supporting our clients and enjoys interacting with our families throughout the week.

Anoo Bhopti

Lecturer (Paediatrics), La Trobe University /
Senior Occupational Therapist

Anoo brings a wealth of experience to the Fun Lab team, having worked as a paediatric occupational therapist for nearly 30 years. She has been working at La Trobe University, as a Lecturer and Researcher and has joined the Fun Lab Therapy team recently. Anoo completed her PhD in 2018 on Family Quality of Life of parents who have a child with disability. Dr Bhopti and Fun Lab Therapy are working on a joint research project around a parent program to help support families whose children have a recent diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabilities.

Anoo is committed to working closely with families, to achieve inclusion and participation of children with disability and follows family-centred practice, strength-based and person-first approaches. Anoo was on the steering committee with Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA)and via funding through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) collaboratively with the sector across Australia published the National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention – a significant and necessary guideline to promote evidence-based practice in early childhood intervention.

Anoo provides services for Fun Lab Therapy on a Saturday and has a special interest and extensive training in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy and with families eligible for early childhood intervention.

Kath

Katharine Lancaster

Clinical Supervisor / Senior Occupational Therapist

Kath brings over 15 years’ experience in Occupational Therapy to the Fun Lab Therapy team, with over 10 of these being in the field of paediatrics. Kath is also currently completing her Master’s in Research in Occupational Therapy, in the area of inclusion for children with additional needs, into mainstream schooling. She does a great job juggling work, study and life as a busy Mum!

With a love of working with children and families, Kath brings the practical aspects of using everyday activities to enhance and promote learning and development opportunities for her clients. She loves working with children of all ages but has a special interest in working with school aged children. Kath also brings experience of working in both mental health and physical disability, including equipment prescription and home modifications.

When not working, Kath enjoys being an active part of her community in local sporting clubs and spending time with her family.

Bianca Valenzisi

Occupational Therapist

Bianca holds a Masters of Occupational Therapy Practice and a Bachelor in Health Sciences, completed at La Trobe University. Bianca has worked within Australia and the UK, developing skills for working with children presenting with a range of conditions, including developmental delays, chronic illness’ and mental health concerns. Bianca is currently studying her Masters of Primary Teaching.

She aims to build on skills to guide teachers and parents in identifying early warning signs of developmental issues, and supporting children to navigate changes; including transitioning between Primary and Secondary school. Bianca is a passionate therapist with a particular interest in children’s mental health and wellbeing, emotional regulation and assisting children and families to establish healthy, balanced daily routines. She ensures therapy is family focused, utilising motivational interviewing and incorporating the child’s passions and interests whenever possible.

Outside of work Bianca enjoys going down to the beach, being active with her dog and experimenting in the kitchen!

Kate Wyllie

Occupational Therapist

Kate graduated from Deakin University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons). For the past 8 years, Kate has been working as a paediatric occupational therapist in Geelong. She has worked in a variety of settings including community health, early intervention, and private practice. Within these settings, Kate has gained experience working with children and young adults with a range of abilities and conditions including down syndrome, developmental delay, chromosomal abnormalities, developmental coordination disorder, and autism spectrum disorder. Kate has recently relocated back to Melbourne with her young family and is looking forward to working as part of the Fun Lab Therapy team.

Kate values family-centred practice and focusses on working closely with families to formulate goals that are important to them. Kate enjoys works closely with families to ensure interventions and strategies are manageable and incorporated into their regular routine. Kate also has a passion for inclusion and believes every child has the right and ability to fully participate in education and their chosen interests.

In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, and reading a good book.

Jordan Paraskevas

Occupational Therapist

Jordan has recently joined Fun Lab Therapy after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, with a particular interest in paediatrics. During his time at university, Jordan also gained valuable experience in working in various hospital settings, such as sub-acute rehabilitation and hand therapy, as well as spending some time working in youth mental health.

Jordan has a keen interest in play-based therapy and helping children reach their potential to assist in their transition to primary and high school. Jordan prides himself on building rapport to ensure he has the best possible relationship with both clients and their parents.

Jordan has recently begun working at a primary school two days a week to expand his knowledge and experience in delivery school-based interventions, alongside his ongoing work in our clinic. In his spare time, Jordan enjoys playing basketball, spending time with family and friends and attending music concerts and theatre productions.

CaraJane Millar

Speech Pathologist

Ms. CaraJane Millar BHScSP, MHA, GdCert.Coach, PhD candidate is the clinical coordinator for the Master of Speech Pathology program at University of Canberra in addition to an adjunct lecture with the Department of Public Health at La Trobe University.

CaraJane’s early career experiences working in a rural and semi-remote health service forced her to think differently about best practice allied health care, to analyse a situation and determine the most appropriate course of action given limited resources, access and time.  CaraJane has worked in academia, hospitals, community health, philanthropy, social justice, CALD and refugee health, as well as state government. 

CaraJane has spoken nationally and internationally and is currently involved in a study regarding Global Citizenship Allied Health graduates. CaraJane is hanen trained in It Takes Two To Talk, More Than Words, Talkability, ABC and beyond as well as Learning Language and Loving it. CaraJane has additional training in working with clients facing significant disadvantage and her post graduate training in coaching has cemented her intrinsic value in people centred care.

Our Vision

A world where people with disability are empowered to live their life to the fullest.

Our Mission

To provide quality, sustainable and flexible services that uphold human rights and create opportunities, empowering participants to live the life they choose.

Our Values

Focused

on you and your needs

Innovative

in the way we provide services to you on you and your needs

Respectful

we respect each other

Bold

we speak up

Authentic

we do what we says

Teamwork

we do things together

Excellence

we do things well

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Our Promise




Join our team!

Fun Lab Therapy are always on the look-out for passionate, innovative therapists to join our team! If you love working in a professional, fun and supportive environment and are motivated to help children to reach their full potential, we’d like to hear from you. Please contact us on using the form below.