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Why have I been sent here? (Part 2: Occupational Therapy)

Why have I been sent here? (Part 2: Occupational Therapy)

At Capable Kids, we also Occupational therapy for children and young adults. Sometimes a child has been referred to Occupational Therapy alone, but other times they have been told they need to come to Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. Occupational Therapists...

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Why have I been sent here? (Part 1: Speech Pathology)

Why have I been sent here? (Part 1: Speech Pathology)

This is a common question that we often find diligent parents asking when they walk through the doors at Capable Kids. The simple answer is they are here because they are trying to do the best by their child and they have realised or been told by someone that their...

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In Memory of Sophie Moronski

Sophie, our Disability Support Worker, unfortunately lost her life in January 2021.

Below is her blurb she had written for our website. This summed up her bubbly and caring personality. We will miss you Sophie.

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Sophie is a Disability Support Worker who loves her clients and brings a wealth of knowledge, humour and laid back attitude to her job. She has a Diploma in Community Welfare Services and also words as a SLSO at Peterborough SSP. She is the Co-Brainchild of the Burra Café at Peterborough.  Alongside the Principal and a teacher, she teaches students barista and hospitality skills.  This project will provide capable students to enter the workforce once they leave school.  It will endeavour to nurture their skills to gain meaningful employment and install a sense of independence and self-sufficiency.

She was the secretary for YouThink, a youth group for HeadSpace.  This group was to provide a youth’s perspective and a voice for HeadSpace to aid in the development of its programs.  She was also a member of the Gold Coast’s Advocacy Group.

As mentioned, I have a Diploma in Community Welfare Services.  However, my professional development had predominately come from my work experience.  Talking with colleagues, learning from students and clients and independent research has been invaluable in my understanding of (dis)orders.  However, as I said, I am learning something new every day.

Sophie believes therapy is an ongoing process that can begin with someone crawling on a dirt track and lead them to running up a diamond incrusted highway.  In the words of Rachael Hunter “It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen”.  Dedication, perseverance, consistency and patience are essential, from all parties, to ensure that therapy will be successful.

She believes in trying everything and anything.  If at first you don’t succeed with due perseverance, try something else.  Giving up is not an option.  There is a solution to any problem.

She likes to gain an understanding for the person in therapy and work with what works for them.  Gauging what learning style suits the client best, be it visual, auditory, reading/writing or kinesthetic, she believes is important for the person to succeed.  “I don’t try to squeeze a square peg into a circular hole”.