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SANDRA CLUES

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

BIOGRAPHY

Sandra grew up in the Perth foothills and completed a degree of OT at Edith Cowan University in 2016. While studying, Sandra volunteered at Calm and Connected’s first Camp Confidence where she discovered the amazing approach of the team and found a true passion for working with children within a therapeutic context.

After briefly working as an OTA at Calm and Connected, Sandra ventured off to Sydney to begin a mentorship and work in a paediatric setting as an OT. After all the bright lights of Sydney, she decided to head back west, but found herself heading north and working on stations instead. Sandra continued to work with children as a governess and enjoyed the freedom of remote living and teaching through School of the Air, while continuing to practice OT through multiple therapy intensive camps and trainings.

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APPROACH

Sandra strongly believes in empowering children and their families to achieve their goals through learning and development. Sandra works with children, their families and teachers to help them understand behaviours and responses in order to develop a toolbox of appropriate strategies. With information and understanding, they are able to independently choose the right tool to support them and flourish within their environment. Through a holistic, flexible and play-based approach, Sandra works with clients in a variety of settings that are best suited to supporting the client’s goals, including the home, school and community.

Sandra has a passion for neurodevelopmental treatment and uses her knowledge and trainings to guide her practice helping clients develop self-regulation, social skills, emotional-regulation, attention, fine and gross motor development, handwriting, sensory processing and trauma informed care. 

Sandra always seeks learning opportunities and through experience, enjoys supporting children within in a school context. She is currently undertaking a masters in teaching to help understand the expectations of education and use knowledge of both teaching and OT to best support children and their families.

CERTIFIED IN

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy,) 2016

Mental Health First Aid, 2020

SpIRiT Clinical Reasoning Tool Training, 2018

Currently undertaking study in a Masters of Education Primary Teaching

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