About Me

Welcome to Occupational Therapy with Emily (OTwithEmily)

I'm Emily, a Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) from Australia, currently practicing in Hong Kong. I'm also an older sister to a wonderful brother diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Throughout my years practicing and being a caregiver I've picked up some tips & tricks along the way that I want to share with parents, teachers and therapist alike. 

I create resources online ranging from free printables and activities to more in-depth ebooks about specific topics. I also love to share knowledge and spread more awareness about children's occupational therapy, as I know OT can be a bit hard to wrap our heads around. Currently I am working on youtube videos to answer frequently asked questions about OT interventions. With the wealth of information online nowadays, it can be so overwhelming when googling strategies and recommendations. I hope by providing practical strategies in fun and refreshing ways I can educate and inspire you.  

I believe in sharing my knowledge and resources, because by doing so we will all reach our ultimate goals of supporting all our kiddos to grow, thrive and fulfil their 'occupations' to Play, Learn and have Fun! 

A little bit about me when I'm not working I love to visit the beach, travel, being outdoors hiking, yoga, having picnics with good company and enjoying lots of dessert! 

Paediatric Occupational Therapist
B.Occ.Thy (Hons), JP (Qual)


Emily is a registered Occupational Therapist in Australia and Hong Kong. She earned her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons) with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. She has since worked in a wide range of settings all within the field of Paediatrics. She has worked as a school OT and an outreach OT for both Queensland Education Department and a not-for-profit organisation. She then moved to Hong Kong. There she conducted assessments and provided therapy for local and expat children at an intensive early intervention centre. She is now working in the private sector at a children's interdisciplinary therapy centre. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Certification in Ayres Sensory Integration, CLASI CASI #324
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding
Therapressure© Brushing Protocol; having completed Sensory Defensiveness course presented by Patricia and Julia Wilbarger
DIRFloortime Certificate #16442477
Therapeutic Listening™ and Quickshift; Revolutionising the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment, presented by Sheila Frick
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)