Emily holds a Master of Occupational Therapy (Curtin University), a Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Musical Arts (UWA). Emily’s particular area of interest is supporting young people with chronic conditions, including Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, joint hypermobility syndrome, and chronic pain and fatigue. She has previously worked as an early intervention therapist with children with ASD, and in older adult pain management. Emily was involved in the creation of the TARGiT group, run for teenagers in the community experiencing chronic pain.
Emily believes strongly in educating families, schools and the broader community to understand and support children who experience chronic conditions. She liaises closely with schools to ensure management strategies are implemented successfully. A large part of Emily’s role involves helping young people to develop the cognitive strategies necessary for managing chronic conditions day-to-day. She is also experienced in assessing motor skills, handwriting, sensory profiles, and toileting. Emily also completes handwriting assessments and SCSA applications.