About Fired Up People Occupational Therapy Clinic
Fired Up People and the Fired Up Group was founded by Adam Baldock.
Fired Up People occupational therapy clinic was always going to be an extension of Fired Up Group when I started the business in 2015 to provide rehabilitation and injury management consulting to insurance companies and corporate entities.
When my youngest child was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2018 the family started down the long and confusing road of obtaining NDIS funding and identifying the right kids’ therapy near me for help.
It has been a long road and if it wasn’t for some of the great people that helped us on the way, my daughter would not be progressing as well as she is.
Having now navigated the system and with over 18 years of Occupational Therapy experience, I see it as my duty to now help children and adults with challenges get the best out of life.
Fired Up People does just that.
We provide Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology Assessment and Treatment services to children, adults and their families. We can also help you navigate NDIS.
We have a range of assessments to help identify the issues and a highly experienced team to guide and work alongside you to get you or your family member fired-up.
What can we help you with?
We can help you with a vast array of occupational therapy services, including, but not limited to:
- Occupational therapy for children
- Occupational therapy for autism
- Speech therapy for kids
- Sensory integration therapy
- Occupational therapy for Aspergers
- Adult occupational therapy
- Behavioural disorders in children
- Developmental delays in children
- Occupational therapy assessments
- Occupational therapy funding
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Meet the team
The Fired Up People team are a unique and savvy bunch of motivated individuals who would love to re-ignite your love for life and get you, your children or family members back on track. The team has a large collection of qualifications ranging across physical instruction, rehabilitation, speech, health, safety, business. We have the skill base to help you.
Alona gained extensive experience working with paediatric and adult caseloads in both the private and public sectors. She has developed a wide range of transferable skills in the areas of speech, language, literacy, fluency and social skills and is passionate about working with people of all ages to help them achieve their communicative needs. Having completed her Masters degree in Speech Pathology at LaTrobe University, Alona brings fresh ideas, passion and enthusiasm to our practice. Throughout her degree,
Alona values working individually with clients, alongside the opportunities she has to up-skill parents and caregivers in order maximise therapy outcomes. She strives to create an exciting therapeutic environment that is both nurturing and stimulating.
Alona’s experience includes The LaTrobe Communication clinic, which have focused on assessment and intervention in paediatric speech and language, as well as treatment and management of stuttering. Alfred Health Caulfield Hospital and Monash Health Kingston Centre, which have encompassed assessment, intervention and management of dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and voice deficits, as well as clinical work across various primary schools, working towards improving literacy skills in education. Alona has also volunteered at organisations such as Flying Fox and Friendship Circle, which provide social opportunities for children with disabilities.
Alona is passionate about lifelong learning and intends to take every opportunity to further her skillset.
Since completing her Bachelor in Health Science and a Master in Speech Pathology, Brooke has spent a large amount of time working with clients in all stages of the life span. From both paediatric and adult caseloads, her aim is always to assist her clients to achieve their communication goals in ways that are fun and functional for them and their support network. Brooke’s ability to make quick connections with her clients makes for fun and enjoyable sessions, that have her clients leaving the clinic with confidence and many tips and tricks up their sleeve to continue to progress their goals.
Brooke has experience in the private, school-based and hospital settings, working with her client’s family, teachers, colleagues and other allied health professionals to ensure a comprehensive and team-based approach to therapy to guarantee maximum outcomes for her clients. She has gained a large skill set in areas including but not limited to social skills over the lifespan, speech sound development and production, receptive, expressive and oral language development and maintenance, voice, stuttering, literacy and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).
Not only has Brooke gained ample experience working 1:1 with her clients in various settings, but she has also run a large number of groups with preschool age, school age and adult clients. These groups have been run in areas including social skills, language skills, literacy and letter sound development, corporate networking and soft skills, and vocal health.
Jocelyn is a Occupational Therapist who completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University. Jocelyn is a fun, energetic, and motivated clinician who is fluent in English and Mandarin. She is passionate about working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Jocelyn has worked across private practice, mainstream school, and community health centers. She has provided therapy to children with a variety of difficulties in areas of fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, emotion regulation, social skills, self-cares, Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as assisting families with positive behavior management strategies. Jocelyn provides client-centered, family-orientated practice as she believes the therapy goals should be meaningful and practical in order to optimize therapy outcomes. Her favorite thing is witnessing children achieve their full potential and increase their self-confidence.
Jocelyn places a high value on evidence-based practice and her therapy sessions are designed to be fun and creative whilst meeting the specific needs and interests of each child.
Jocelyn has a commitment to learning and loves to participate in ongoing professional development to further extend her clinical skills.
Margaret (Meg) Olney
Meg is a paediatric occupational therapist who has a particular interest in early childhood intervention and school readiness. She has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice. Since completing her studies at La Trobe University and the University of Florida in 2017 she has worked in paediatric practices in regional Queensland and metropolitan Melbourne.
She works with children with a variety of diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder and Down Syndrome. She has also developed specific skills and knowledge for fine and gross motor delays, and how these impact on participation in activities of daily living. She is passionate about family-centred practice, encouraging and helping children to reach their full potential through focused and fun therapy in all settings.
Meg is dedicated to providing evidence-based therapy services and committed to ongoing learning.
Throughout her career Olivia has developed real passion and enthusiasm for working with both children and adults. Drawing on a large pool of transferable clinical skills in a wide range of areas including paediatric educational settings (both mainstream and special needs), hospital settings and outpatient rehabilitation, Olivia has a very strong client-centred approach. Outcomes focused, Olivia loves improving children’s enjoyment, participation and confidence through creative communication intervention.
Olivia’s expertise include but are not limited to alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices to aid communication, swallowing, speech and language assessments, as well as literacy, auditory processing and cognitive screenings. Olivia also gained experience in paediatric feeding and is very passionate about family based therapy in this area. Olivia believes that therapy should be functional, it should enable clients to develop skills that are specific to them to add enjoyment, and improve relationships in their everyday life.
Olivia’s experience includes Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Goodstart Early Learning and St Patrick’s Special School. Olivia moved into private practice in South Australia and worked at several private schools in the Eastern and Southern Suburbs around Adelaide before making the move over to Melbourne.
Talya is an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a passion for improving quality of life, promoting participation and engagement, and achieving the best possible outcomes with her clients and their families.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Talya has gained experience working and volunteering in a range of pediatric settings around the world. Prior to starting at Fired Up People, Talya worked with children with a variety of diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder and Down Syndrome. Her interest areas include fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, emotional regulation, self-care and school readiness. Her practice approach has a strong focus on client-centered care, effective goal setting and evidence-based practice.
Talya is passionate about supporting children to participate in meaningful occupations and finding creative ways to provide therapy strategies within different settings. She enjoys working in collaboration with families, therapists and other supports to achieve the child’s goals.
Talya is committed to continually growing and developing her skills as an Occupational Therapist so that she can deliver the best therapy outcomes for her clients and families.
Director & Occupational Therapist
Adam is a senior Occupational Therapist specialising in Rehabilitation and Injury Management. Adam has over 18 years’ experience returning people to health and a life they knew pre-incident and assisting people whose lives have stalled to maximise life and implement change.
Adam specialises in complicated injury and mental health. He enjoys working with business owners who because of injury and/or incident can no longer run their business or need to change their business to accomodate their health needs.
We believe that now is the best time to start.
So give us a call and book a session to ignite life.