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Our Team of Qualified Health Care Providers
Kat trained at one of the most renowned schools for Occupational Therapy in Germany. She graduated top of her class in 2008 and continued her studies, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science.
After migrating Kat commenced work as an Occupational Therapist in Australia in 2012.
Following her passion for working with children and providing services for individual clients, Kat opened Little Hands OT in August 2015 with the vision that Little Hands OT will provide services to children with high and complex needs and their families.
In 2022 Kat welcomed a little baby boy and loves spending time with her little family. The new addition meant that her role changed to a predominantly mentoring and supervisor role to ensure the level of support provided by Little Hands remains of the highest quality.
Apart from spending time with the family Kat loves to travel, even if it’s is just down the coast, is passionate about animals and the environment, enjoys good coffee and her weekly Barre classes.
Sam is our Practice Manager and has been with Little Hands OT since January 2017. Sam has 15 years experience in office administration/management and is very passionate about her job. You will generally see Sam in the clinic Monday to Thursday and is available to assist you with any questions you may have.
Outside of work, Sam is a mother to two primary aged boys and enjoys taking them to their sporting commitments and adventuring out to explore new places together. In her spare time she loves to read, garden and do yoga/pilates.
Director, Clinical Manager, Senior Occupational Therapist
Lauren graduated from The University of Western Sydney in 2014, receiving a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy.
Lauren has worked in the hospital setting and in paediatric private practice. In January 2020, Lauren began with Little Hands OT, having relocated from Sydney to Canberra. Lauren finds great joy and fulfilment in working with children and their families, to develop and achieve their goals, and embrace their full potential.
In March 2022, Lauren and her husband welcomed their first son. Lauren enjoys time with her family, along with her pet dog.
Outside of work and family life, Lauren enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, drinking coffee, exercising, exploring the outdoors, and travelling. Lauren and her husband are also actively involved in their church.
Hillary graduated from the University of Canberra with a Master of Occupational Therapy, after previously completing a Bachelor of Human Nutrition.
She joined Little Hands OT in July 2020 with a passion for supporting children to reach their potential. Hillary enjoys working with the whole family to ensure that interventions fit for the individual and family together.
Outside of work Hillary enjoys cooking, camping, working in her garden and getting stuck into DIY around the house. Hillary also loves spending time with her husband, children and two little dogs.
Lauren is a Canberra local who graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Canberra.
While studying at university, Lauren worked a variety of jobs including as a Therapy Assistant, a Learning Support Assistant, as an Educator at before and after school care and as an Escape Room Attendant.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets (dog and turtle). Lauren also enjoys playing netball, tap dancing, hiking, travelling, baking, arts and crafts, and completing escape rooms.
Tahlia graduated from the University of Canberra with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy. While studying Tahlia worked as a disability support worker and joined the Little Hands team as a therapy assistant where she confirmed her passion for working with children.
Tahlia originated from a property the Central West and always loves returning home to visit her family and pets. Outside of work, Tahlia enjoys walking her dog, playing competitive netball, catching up with friends, tackling her garden, exploring local hidden gems, attending sporting matches and her partners cricket and league games.
Maddi graduated from the University of Canberra with a Master of Occupational Therapy, having previously completed a Bachelor of Human Nutrition.
She greatly enjoys working with children, and enabling equal opportunities for all. She is passionate about supporting children and their families to develop, achieve their goals and to thrive.
Outside of work Maddi enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, family and friends, and tending to her garden. She also likes art and craft, hiking and travel. Maddi is actively involved in a charity that works to support the education and health of children living in Nepal.
Maddy works alongside the team as a therapy assistant and admin support. She is currently studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra.
Maddy enjoys volunteering with Moruya Surf Club and their Special Nippers program where she assists both kids and adults of all abilities in the surf.
Maddy is passionate about working with children and helping them reach their goals. Outside of work she enjoys spending time at the beach and with family and friends.
Jen is a therapy assistant at the clinic and is currently in her 4th year of studying a Bachelors of Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra.
Jen has always had a passion for working with children, she enjoys working alongside the team at Little Hands OT, assisting children in their development and to reach their individual goals.
Outside of work Jen spends her time volunteering as a Joey Scout leader, dancing, playing the piano, enjoying the company of her friends and family ,and spending time outdoors.
Sam is currently studying a Bachelors degree of Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra.
Sam has a real passion for Occupational Therapy and loves the opportunity he has at Little Hands to work closely with children and their families by supporting their learning.
Outside of work he enjoys playing basketball, making coffee, cooking, gaming and most of all, spending time with his friends and family.
Sammy graduated with a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance in 2020 and has worked in different fields including geriatric and paediatric settings since graduating.
She is currently studying her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and hopes to work with children after she graduates as she has a passion for helping children and loves watching them develop.
Sammy has worked with children for almost ten years in different capacities, through after school care work and Calisthenics.
Outside of work Sammy loves spending time with her friends and family and spends most of her time at Calisthenics. She is an accredited level 1 coach and has been participating for over 12 years as a team member and soloist. Sammy has even represented the ACT in a national team, though in Calisthenics her main passion is coaching her team and soloists.
Sammy also enjoys Aerial dance classes when she can find the time.
Marja & Bear
Marja and Bear are part of the Little Hands family and are a staple in the day-to-day clinic experience. Both are very loved by our little clients and their parents.
To enable Marja to participate in sessions and assist the therapists, she became a certified Therapy Assistant Dog with the Lead the Way and Alpha Canine Professional training program in 2016.