meet our team
Prue is the founder and principal Occupational Therapist at AbleKids Occupational Therapy.
She has over 15 years experience working with children with developmental delays and disabilities. Positions at community based services such as Therapy ACT in Canberra and Novita Children’s Services in Adelaide round out her career history.
While continually developing her skills, Prue promotes children’s participation in typical childhood activities and is highly experienced working with children with Autism and Cerebral Palsy.
Prue is able to provide direct therapy services, education to parents, carers and teachers and provide advice on, as well as prescribe, equipment and splints to enable participation.
Prue is also an Occupational Therapy Lecturer at the WA Centre for Rural Health in Geraldton.
Sarah grew up in country Queensland and from a young age cared for her mother who had severe rheumatoid arthritis. Her mother really wanted to care for herself and her family, work and still do leisure activities but at times was confined to a wheelchair and unable to do basic tasks. She therefore started looking for careers where she could help people be independent and do the tasks that were important for them.
Sarah studied Occupational Therapy at Charles Sturt University in Albury, NSW then began as an Occupational Therapist with children at the Geraldton hospital in 2001. Sarah’s passion is helping children participate in leisure activities. Through this, she has taught children with special needs to swim, worked on school holiday camps and been involved in helping children get funding for equipment such as modified bikes. Sarah believes all children should be able to have fun and play and helps families and children achieve this.
Prue and Sarah are joined by Michelle at the front desk to welcome you and your family to our practice.