Michaela believes it is a privilege to work alongside children and their families to help enable them to grow and reach their full potential! She likes to use a strengths-based approach with a holistic vision of the child and their abilities as a whole. Michaela is committed to finding out what makes an individual tick and integrating the child’s interests into their OT sessions. Her belief is that it is vital to work in a collaborative manner with the child’s team including; teachers, families, caregivers, and other health professionals.
Michaela’s interest in working in paediatrics developed when working for Surf Lifesaving Queensland within the community education team. Michaela worked with schools and helped run surf skills and surf safety programs on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. She fell in love with the energy and creativity that occurs when working with children.