Practice Director - Occupational Therapist

Steph has over 10 years experience as an occupational therapist within early childhood intervention and school aged services with children that have a wide range of diagnoses and needs. She uses a strength based and family centred approach within her practice. Steph is able to support families using both direct therapy and coaching to enable you to feel confident helping your child to achieve success. Steph has a strong background in sensory interventions, specifically working with children with a history of trauma, and children with autism spectrum disorders. Steph loves individual therapy, presenting workshops, supervising and mentoring the next generation of therapists, and thinking outside the box. She has designed numerous sensory spaces in the grampians region, and consulted with welfare agencies regarding sensory friendly environmental design. 

Steph has additional training in the following:

  • DIR/Floortime Approach for children with autism spectrum disorder or history of trauma.

  • Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to support meal time participation

  • Sensory processing and regulation.

  • The Perceive: Recall: Plan and Perform System of Task Analysis for supporting functional participation in activities of daily living.

  • Westmead Feelings Program supporting emotional intelligence for children with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability.

  • Certified Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance practitioner.

Steph is available for appointments Monday to Friday.





Uplift Therapy acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of country throughout Victoria, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.

Uplift Therapy Pty Ltd

Office 9, 706 Sturt Street, Ballarat | 0427 940 556