Occupational Therapy Assistant
Megan is working towards becoming another of our valued Occupational Therapists at Stepping Stones. Megan completed a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at Curtin University in 2014 but has only recently started in Paediatrics having first made her mark in the resources industry as a Health and Safety Advisor in NSW, the Pilbara, and the fast-paced corporate world in Perth.
Megan has a passion for working with children and understands the benefit of movement and play in the regulation of sensory systems. She has experience working with individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Intellectual Disability and Down Syndrome. Megan also has a keen interest in mental wellbeing and supporting the whole team and family around the child to maximise functional outcomes and goal achievement.
Since joining the Stepping Stones team Megan has undertaken extensive upskilling in the area of autism spectrum disorder which has enabled her to gain an understanding of evidence based interventions and strategies to promote attention, social / communication skills, and independence around activities of daily living.
While she is a new face on the scene Megan is dedicated to a career in Paediatric Occupational Therapy and will continue to develop her expertise with ongoing training, supervision, and professional development in order to become an expert in our field.
Megan will be introducing herself as a Therapy Assistant for the first few months while she works to reinstate her full OT registration.
Outside of work you may see Megan playing tennis with her family, baking, or trail riding with her horses and dog.