Emma Lessing

Senior Occupational Therapist

Emma graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She has over 17 years of paediatric experience working in both private practice and school based clinics.

She enjoys working with children, their families, caregivers and educators, in helping them achieve their goals. She has completed post graduate training in Ayres’ Sensory Integration and has a special interest in working with young children with sensory processing disorders. In the school environment she has been involved in teacher training and the adaptation of classroom environments.

She has vast experience in activity-based developmental group therapy and has presented workshops to other therapists on the development of group therapy with children. Various workshops and training courses have been attended to expand her knowledge and expertise.

Emma has two children and loves spending quality time with her family. In South Africa, she was a volunteer dog handler for “Paws for People”, who provide animal based and assistive therapy for children and the elderly. Her positive attitude always looks at how Occupational Therapy can make a difference in each child’s everyday life. She looks forward to the opportunity to work together with you and your child.