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Finding Balance

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Nurturing Children's Growth and Positivity

Finding Balance Occupational Therapy and Play Therapy is a paediatric occupational therapy service which works closely, and respectfully with children and their families.

Children can attend occupational therapy sessions and our well appointed resourced clinic in Nedlands, WA, their school, or if need be, in their own home. Play Therapy services can be accessed through both our Nedlands and Helena Valley clinics. Below is a list of services we offer here at finding balance.

Nina Fitch

Ba Sc (Occupational Therapy).,
Post Grad Cert (Occupational Therapy).,

Post Grad Dip (Early Childhood Education).,
Advanced Clinical Training in Play Therapy (Play Therapy Australia).

Nina Fitch is a graduate of Curtin University in Occupational Therapy and has a post graduate qualification in Early Childhood Education from Edith Cowan University.
Her additional training as a Mental Health Occupational Therapist has enabled her to work with children and families experiencing a wide range of social, emotional and mental health issues.

Nina is a Child Centred Play Therapist, and currently resides as a committee member for the Australian Play Therapy Association (APTA).

Nina has 15 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. She has worked in a range of clinical settings such as hospitals, mental health services, schools and special early intervention services.
Nina currently focuses on addressing developmental concerns with children and adolescents ranging in age from 2 through to 18 years.

Nina is a mother of three and currently is the Director and Senior Occupational Therapist at her private practice, Finding Balance Therapy and Play Therapy in Nedlands, Western Australia.
As an Occupational Therapist and Early Childhood Educator, she highly values play as the primary way children learn about their world, develop new physical, social and emotional skills, understand how things work, and express themselves.
Nina has always had a passionate and personal interest in children’s mental health, and in 2014 completed advanced clinical training in Child Centred Play Therapy (CCPT) with Play Therapy Australia, Australia’s leading professional training organization in CCPT.

Nina is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed professional who develops and values positive, nurturing and respectful relationships with children and their families. As a Senior Occupational Therapist, Early Childhood Educator and a Play Therapist, she provides a unique combination of skill sets, equipping her to work with children and families with a multidimensional approach, that addresses a wide range of developmental and mental/emotional health issues that children, adolescents and families experience.

Nina is a full member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA), the Western Australian Association of Occupational Therapy (WAAOT), Australian Play Therapy Association (APTA), and a member of the Association for Play Therapy (United States of America).

Sabrina Smart

Senior Occupational Therapist

Sabrina graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has 20 years’ experience working with children with developmental concerns, aged 2 to 14 years, and their families. She has a keen interest in sensory processing and self-regulation. In addition, she has 11 years’ experience as an Integrated Learning Therapist, which focuses on the neurodevelopmental approach to treating children with developmental delay. She is a keen advocate on correct and proper developmental stimulation to encourage a child’s development to their full potential. She believes education of parents and teachers is key to this.

Sabrina’s additional training as a kid’s yoga instructor, her passion for wholesome nutrition to feed the body and brain with certificates in Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition, and a Diploma in Naturopathy, has enabled her to work holistically with children and their families, helping each child grow and develop to their full academic, social and emotional potential.

Sabrina has also had the opportunity to assist with the initial set up of essential Occupational Therapy services for premature born babies within the NICU ward at the Morningside Clinic, South Africa. This along with running workshops at the clinic for parents – to – be, on baby development and age appropriate stimulation, allowed her to continue to pursue her passion to educate parents on developmentally appropriate stimulation for their babies and toddlers to maximise learning potential in their children.

Sabrina always strives to introduce new principles of treatment into her practice for the full benefit of the child. She incorporates neurodevelopmental approaches such as sensory integration and Integrated Learning Therapy; and programs such as Therapeutic Listening Programme, and the Astronaut Training Programme: training the vestibular, visual and auditory triad. She understands the value of being knowledgeable on various treatments in order to provide a unique treatment regime that is best suited to each individual child, allowing for fluidity and flexibility of the treatments. This also allows for each child to be viewed and treated holistically. Sabrina is passionate and committed to providing the best service for each child and their family in a positive, supportive and nurturing environment.

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