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Benefits of Jump Up Therapy
As children learn skills and feel a sense of increased competence and improvement
Practical skill building
To help children, parents and school staff to navigate routines and new challenges more effectively
Of individual strengths and challenges, to help support and expand participation in daily activities
Where the challenges are occurring
We work with you and your child wherever it is most helpful – therapy clinic, home, school
Occupational Therapist Team
Madeline is a huge advocate of children balancing their time in front of screens with time playing outside where they ignite all of their senses. At work and through her own children, she sees the joy in children’s eyes as they rise up to meet the challenges that nature provides. Madeline started Jump Up For Kids to help support children and families to develop independence and resilience in their daily lives. Jump Up For Kids brings together Madeline’s Occupational Therapy, teaching and parenting experience to offer children a ‘just right’ experience in a world that often feels hurried and stressed.
Katherine has travelled the furthest to be part of the Jump Up For Kids team. She was born in the UK but couldn’t resist moving to sunny Queensland to enjoy our balmy winters and sausage sizzles on election days. Katherine brings a wealth of experience to the Jump Up team and enjoys supporting children to develop and reach their full potential.
Emma loves skateboarding, traveling, fire twirling and cooking. Somehow she also finds time to work as an Occupational Therapist and pilates instructor. Emma works collaboratively with Jump Up For Kids to develop innovative resources and therapy programs that have a positive impact on the lives of children and families.
Carly loves spending time outdoors and is particularly interested in emerging research regarding the power and importance of nature and outdoor play on children’s lives. Carly has always enjoyed working with children and families as both a paramedic and OT. A recent personal experience has strengthened her passion for ensuring the best possible future for our young people.
With over ten years experience, Polly is the guru of all things to do with health administration. Polly is the reason Jump Up For Kids runs smoothly (most days). She works part time for Jump Up For Kids and at other times maybe found wiping crayon off walls, rescuing people from high places and practicing her negotiation skills (she is the mum of two adventurous, noisy yet ever so delightful young boys).
- Private Health Rebates available
- Medicare rebates available with an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) from a GP
- Children approved to access the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) or Better Start funding packages can use this funding to pay for assessments and therapy sessions – click here for more information