Thrive Therapists Mission

Thrive Therapists are passionate about providing an occupational therapy service that empowers families to assist their child to develop and participate in their daily lives. Staff have strengths in their ability to build rapport with families and children, and other professionals. Thrive Therapists are committed to working in a team environment with close communication with practitioners involved in your child's care.


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Naomi Fahey Quick – Senior Occupational Therapist

Naomi completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 1996. She has worked as a paediatric occupational therapist for over 20 years in both hospital and community based settings.
Naomi has worked at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital in the Allied Health Department working with long term inpatient infants, outpatient sessions for children with developmental delays and upper limb splinting clinics. She also enjoyed her role in the Paediatric Rehabilitation Department assessing and treating children with acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions. She has previously been a clinician and later a coordinator for the Women’s & Children’s Hospital – Child Development Unit.
Naomi worked in community health when she was involved in setting up the occupational therapy service at Inner Southern Community Health Service (now Marion GP Plus Health Care Service), this included her working developmentally and relationally with families with children aged from birth to 4 years with developmental needs.
Naomi provides sessions at Thrive on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s.

Carla Koay – Senior Occupational Therapist

Carla completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2006. Since then, she has worked as a paediatric OT, including working as a part of the Children and Families team at Marion GP Plus Health Care Centre, in private practice, and as the senior occupational therapist at Can:Do4Kids. She is passionate about working relationally with children and their families and is committed to creating strong partnerships in therapy.

Carla is experienced in working with infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school aged children with a wide range of needs and diagnoses’. She is particularly interested in the areas of regulation, social and emotional development, sensory processing, play, and motor skills development. Carla is a qualified Marte-Meo practitioner.

Carla provides sessions at Thrive on Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s




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 Jennifer Everett – Senior Occupational Therapist

Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability Studies) in 2003 and then completed her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2006. Since this time she has worked as a paediatric OT in hospital, country and community settings.

Jennifer has worked as a paediatric occupational therapist at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital in the Paediatric Rehabilitation team.  She has also worked with children at Disability Services, Whyalla Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and various hospital and community settings in the United Kingdom.

Jennifer’s experience range from infant teams to oncology, psychosocial, sensory processing, rehabilitation and child development teams.  She has specific training in DIR floortime approach, sensory processing, encopresis and enuresis, as well as management and training of movement disorders.  Jennifer’s wide experience and training has enabled her with the skills to provide effective assessment and treatment of children aged from birth to 18 years with a range of needs and diagnosis.

Jennifer is passionate about connecting with a child through their specific interests and play whilst empowering key people to feel confident in assisting a child achieve their goals.

Jennifer provides sessions at Thrive on Wednesday’s & Thursday’s.



 

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Louise Grigg Patacca – Senior Occupational Therapist

Louise completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) at LaTrobe University in 1989 and has over 20 years experience working with children in both community and hospital settings. Most recently Louise has spent the last 10 years working at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Louise has worked with children with a variety of disabilities including developmental delay, developmental coordination disorder, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, congenital hand anomalies, traumatic hand injuries, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and autism.

Louise is particularly interested in splinting and paediatric hand therapy.  

Louise provides sessions at Thrive on Tuesday’s.



Lilli Rasheed – Occupational Therapist

Lilli completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2018.  Whilst she is a relatively new graduate her enthusiasm and energy are a big asset for motivating children.  She had a valuable rural experience working in Port Pirie GP Plus Clinic, working with families to address sleep issues.  Lilli also works with children with Autism at AEIOU.   She also has experience in working with children in a aquatic/ pool sessions and currently works at Inclusive Swimming Programs, previously SASRapid.  

Lilli loves working with children and making therapy fun and engaging through incorporating children’s interest into learning.  She values a family approach to therapy and understanding parents/ families values and visions for therapy. 

Lilli has a special interest in understanding and working with children and their sensory and reflex systems to make them the best they can be.  

Lilli provides sessions at Thrive on Monday’s.