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

Hannah Lynch- Occupational TherapistIMG_2730.JPG

Hannah holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and graduated with First Class Honours. She has experience working with children aged 2-16 years. Previously, Hannah has worked with Montrose Access and has also been involved with the paediatric unit at the Institute of Urban and Indigenous Health. Hannah has a passion for volunteering and has worked as a facilitator for Play Group Australia and has even taught English in Cambodia. Her positive personality is infectious and kids just adore working with her.

Professional Development Courses Attended:

  • Challenging Behaviour in Classic Autism
  • 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.

Amelia Standfast – Occupational TherapistAmelia Standfast 2.jpg

Amelia graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2013.  In 2016, she extended her qualifications and completed her Masters in Mental Health (Psychotherapy). Amelia has a wealth of experience in paediatrics and has supported children with Intellectual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delay & Behavioural conditions.  She has a particular passion for working with children with ASD and complex support needs between the ages of 2-13 years.

Amelia also works in a part-time capacity at Autism Queensland where she works within the classroom environment to support children with their transition to formal education settings.

Professional Development Courses Attended:

  • Autism and Anxiety
  • Managing Self- Injurious Behaviours
  • Building Positive Relationships with Schools

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:

  • 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. Most recently she has become highly interested in neuroplasticity, the notion that the pathways within the brain can be refined in order to enhance the brain’s learning capabilities. Within her paediatric occupational therapy, Kate aims to make long lasting neurological changes so that children have the foundations for learning.

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