Catherine de Laeter

Occupational Therapist

Catherine provides therapy from our Wembley practice. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Curtin University and a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Studies from Edith Cowen University.

Catherine has worked in Perth, Tasmania, and England. She has worked in neurology, oncology, aged care assessment, hand therapy, and home visiting. Over the last twelve years she has worked in paediatrics, working with a wide range of clients with diagnoses including cerebral palsy, autism, sensory processing issues, genetic disorders and developmental delays.

She particularly enjoys working with young children and adolescents, whether with individuals or with groups. Her passion is to support children who may be struggling at school, particularly with fine motor, handwriting, hyper mobility challenges and to help those with sensory processing issues and regulation issues.

Catherine has made it her priority to maintain her professional development by attending courses and networking with other pediatric therapists. She is trained in using the Wilbarger protocol for sensory defensiveness, is accredited to administer the Assisting Hand Assessment for children with hemiplegia, has kept abreast with the developments when working with children with  autism, and has attended a workshop titled  in ‘Getting Kids in Sync’.

Her desire is to provide a quality service to all individuals and families and to ensure they attain their dreams and goals. Catherine enjoys collaborating with teachers and works part time in schools as a teacher from kindergarten to year 3.

In her free time Catherine loves bush walking, swimming and reading.