About Us

Our Vision

Synchrony OT strives to provide a service that supports families and assists children to be confident, happy, successful and independent. We provide individualised and evidence based services that foster every child to reach their potential.  We know that every child is unique and it is important to set collaborative goals with families to ensure that priority areas are addressed.   We use high quality resources and equipment and create a warm and welcoming environment where kids enjoy coming.

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Meet the TeamSynchrony OT Book Now

Lucy Taylor- Occupational TherapistLucy Taylor 3

Lucy obtained her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. She has experience working with children aged 3 to 18 years and is passionate about tailoring therapy programs to the individual needs and goals of children and families. Lucy gains immense satisfaction from helping children to grow their abilities and reach their full potential. She also has a love of dance and movement so has worked as a dance teacher for many years.

Professional Development Courses Attended:

  • Paediatric Occupational Therapy Training: Strategies to develop children’s skills in the areas of fine motor, gross motor, sensory processing, attention, behaviour and self-care
  • Social Thinking: 10 Core Social Concepts for Kids
  • Mental Health First Aide Course

Kathleen (Katt) Matthews – Occupational Therapist

Katt Matthews

Katt has been part of the Synchrony OT team since July 2016. She has experience working with children with Autism, ADHD and mild learning difficulties. Katt enjoys working with families to develop individualised treatment programs to improve skills such as self-regulation, attention, social skills, self care skills (dressing, toileting, eating), fine motor skills including handwriting, gross motor skills, play skills, behaviour and communication.

Katt’s bubbly personality is great for making sessions fun and kids love coming to see her for therapy!  On the weekends you will find Katt volunteering at the Brisbane Paralympic Football Program where she provides kids with a sense of accomplishment and assists them to participate in sport.

Professional Development Courses Attended

  • Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Children and Young People
  • Strategies to Manage the Impact of Trauma on Children and Young People
  • DCD/Dyspraxia- The Occupational Therapy Role
  • Anxiety, Stress & Resilience in Children
  • Social Thinking: Dynamic Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Home and School
  • Executive Functioning: Strategies for Homework and Classwork
  • The Traffic Jam in my Brain: A Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Differences
  • Helping Children with Autism Online Modules
  • Social, Emotional and Learning for Children: Practical Skills for OTs
  • Australian Paediatric Music Therapy Symposium
  • PlayConnect: Relationship-based Early Intervention for Young Children with Developmental Delays Workshop
  • Let’s Talk about Kids & Pain: National Pain Week
  • Understanding Disorganised Attachment
  • Working Together to Support Families

Kate Kleinau (nee Rothery) – Founder and Principal Occupational TherapistKate Kleinau 2

Kate graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2008.  Since then she has worked purely in the area of developmental paediatrics and has gained specialist knowledge in treating a wide range of skill areas including: teaching children to cope with sensory processing difficulties, handwriting remediation, developing pretend play skills, enhancing social engagement, refining motor skills, managing self care tasks, assisting children to gain awareness of their own attention levels and reducing inappropriate behaviours.

In 2013, Kate founded Synchrony Occupational Therapy. She has a strong commitment to continuing her professional skills and grounding her practice in evidence based research.

Professional Development Courses Attended:

  • Relationship-based Early Intervention for Young Children with Developmental Delays
  • Building Blocks for Movement and Praxis
  • Anxiety, Stress & Resilience in Children
  • Executive Function: Organising the Disorganised Child
  • The App Guide to Emotions and Autism
  • Sensory Defensiveness: A Comprehensive Treatment Approach (Wilbarger Therapressure Protocol)
  • Sensory Integration Certification Modules 1 & 4 (USC/WPS)
  • Interactive Metronome – Advanced Paediatric Certification
  • A Guide to Using Clinical Observations
  • Developing Effective Play Skills in Children
  • Fun Friends Training Program
  • Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders: The SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Teaching Functional Handwriting for Written Communication
  • Basic course on the DIR/Floortime model