Little TheraPeas is a Sunshine Coast Paediatric Therapy clinic based in Caloundra with a passion for helping children and their families reach independence and success throughout their lives.

Little TheraPeas currently offers Occupational Therapy and Psychology in clinic, as well as, home, school and kindy visit services for families on the Sunshine Coast. 

The Little TheraPeas team has skills in providing services to children including, but not limited to:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder and
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism / Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Chromosomal and Genetic disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Early Child Development
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Handwriting Difficulties
  • Motor Skills Delay
  • Sensory Integration difficulties.
  • Toileting difficulties

Our therapists use a range of treatment modalities including:

  • ALERT Program
  • Behavioural Approaches
  • Conquering Wees and Poos
  • COOP Approach
  • DIR®/Floortime
  • Family Centred Practice
  • Handwriting Approaches
  • Parent Education
  • Positive Parenting
  • Sensory Processing Interventions
  • Social Thinking
  • SuperFlex
  • Zones of Regulation

Our Team

Rebecca Lockyer, Occupational Therapist

Rebecca is the Director of Little TheraPeas.

Rebecca has a special interest in autism spectrum disorder, motor coordination difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and developmental delays.

Rebecca strongly believes in family involvement throughout therapy. She enjoys taking the child’s lead and entering into their world. In the initial stages of treatment she feels it is important to establish therapy goals addressing the child’s individual needs. She understands that no two children are the same and uses the therapy goals to guide sessions.

Rebecca is committed to providing holistic client-centred services and working collaboratively with family members, caregivers, teachers and other therapists. She believes that everyone should be well educated on the needs of the child in order to achieve the best outcome possible.

Rebecca loves working with children aged 0-16 years with autism spectrum disorder, global developmental delay, sensory processing issues, motor coordination problems, handwriting difficulties and toileting difficulties. She is passionate about assisting children become independent in all their occupational roles, whether it be in play, reading, writing, dressing, toileting – basically anything that children want or need to do.

The key approaches Rebecca uses include Sensory Processing, DIR Floortime, The Alert Program, Zones of Regulation, SuperFlex, Social Thinking and Positive Parenting.

Rebecca also provides clinical supervision for occupational therapists and occupational therapy students. She also regularly does seminars for parents on various topics including handwriting, toileting, sensory processing difficulties and autism.

Sophie Larsen, Occupational Therapist

Sophie has a passion for creating and enabling wellbeing within the paediatric population. Sophie is a warm and empathetic practitioner who aims to deliver creative and evidence-based care to individuals and their families. Within Little Therapeas, Sophie aims to create a welcoming, safe space for children and families to explore growth and development. Sophie graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast and worked as a swim instructor at Moffat Beach Swim School where you can still attend her ‘Sensory Splash’ classes on a Saturday. Her university studies and swim coaching inspired Sophie to pursue her OT career with Paediatrics. She shares a special interest in working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/ Attention Deficit Disorder and Developmental Delays.
 
In her spare time Sophie enjoys running, surfing and spending time with family and friends.

Jennifer Morrissey, Psychologist (provisional)

Jennifer is a registered provisional psychologist. She holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) and is currently in her final year of a Master of Psychology (Clinical). Jennifer has a passion for supporting children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, developmental delays, and emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has experience working with individuals in a range of settings including schools, preschools, and private clinical settings.

Jennifer has a warm and genuine therapeutic style which shows in her ability to build rapport and meaningful relationships with Little Peas and their families. She uses a range of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to address treatment goals. Jennifer is particularly passionate about working collaboratively with families, caregivers, and other health professionals to develop individualised treatment plans.

Melinda Fowler, Therapy Assistant

Before joining Little TheraPeas Mel completed her formal Therapy Assistant training specalising in Speech and Language Pathology. She has a background in teaching and inclusion support and is an absolute natural when it comes to working with kids. Mel is always very creative with her activities and treatment plans and continually provides new and imaginative ideas for the team.
 
In her spare time Mel enjoys spending time with her family and going for walks on the beach.

Scott Lockyer, Practice Manager

Scott is our wonderful clinic manager and will often be your first point of contact at Little TheraPeas whether by phone email or messenger. 
 
Scott is here to help and will always do his utmost to assist you. Please feel free to contact Scott for any administrative issues or if you need just need some more information.
 
In his spare time Scott enjoys spending time with family and friends, particularly our beautiful border collie, Leyla.
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