Portia Gunn

Occupational Therapist | Youthrive, Springfield

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Biography

Portia is an Occupational Therapist and our Team Leader in Springfield. Portia is also a practicing member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

“From a young age I always knew I wanted to work with children and through the years my fascination for the way the brain and body worked led me to a passion to use this knowledge to help children and their families make life more meaningful.”

Portia is particularly passionate about helping families to further understand and engage with their children and support their in becoming confident and independent individuals. Using occupations that are meaningful and purposeful Portia is able to support children to engage in daily life with more confidence, independence and fun.

Experience

Portia has a particular interest in sensory processing and has completed training courses that allow her to deliver the Secret Agent Society program, DIR Floortime, Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (CO-OP) and Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC). She is currently studying to gain her Masters in Occupational Therapy.

“I really enjoy working alongside children with ASD and I have lots of experiences within school environments and the challenges children of all disabilities may face.”