Meet the team.
Nicole set up TOTS in 2012 with the dream of providing family centred, evidence based therapy to families. Nicole values the partnership that she has with each of her families on their journey to achieving their goals. She loves working closely with all support people within her client’s environments. Her favourite part of her job is being able to help her children to engage, participate and achieve in their daily activities.
Nicole has had experience working across several settings throughout metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia. She has worked in both hospitals and community agencies including education departments, not for profit organisations and as a lecturer at James Cook University. Her knowledge of what works well within different organisations assisted in her development of her business set up. Her clinical experience ranges across the lifespan and includes acute and chronic neurological conditions, Autism Spectrum Disorder, development disabilities, behavioural difficulties, and vision impairment.
Alicia joined TOTS in 2016, after pursuing her passion for working with children. Alicia values working closely with families, and all those involved with the child and their success including teachers, other health professionals, and support workers. Her favourite part of the job is individualising therapy to the child, their needs, their family’s needs, and their special interests (which means she is well versed in Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Plant vs Zombies and Pokemon, although doesn’t mind a bit of homework researching your child’s interests!).
Alicia has experience working in a variety of settings, and with a diverse range of clients extending from acute hospital based patients to those with intellectual and physical disabilities. She has developed and implemented a range of therapy programs to people with and without disabilities to enjoy meaningful, purposeful and inclusive lives through achieving physical, sensory, social and behavioural goals.
Nicola is the most recent addition to our occupational therapy team. Nicola loves working with families, hence enjoying the family-like business setting of TOTS. She thrives off the potential of her clients, and embracing their little personalities.
Nicola has experience in neurological rehabilitation, multicultural health and rural practice. She also has specific paediatric experience in a number of roles before transitioning to the role of occupational therapist.
Nicola’s current passion is school readiness, and helping her clients gain the skills needed to participate in a classroom setting.