Deborah Thomas BScOT is an Occupational Therapist and graduated from Curtin University in 1992.
Deborah has more than 25 years experience working with children, adolescents, families, teachers, and the wider community. She has worked both in the private and public sectors in Australia and the United States, in clinical practice and project management. She has presented at conferences and workshops for teachers, fellow allied health professionals and parents on a range of topics, including Sensory Processing, Core and Postural Skills, Neurorehabilitation for children with Cerebral Palsy, Fine Motor Development, Yoga for Tiny Tots, Visual Perception and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Committed and passionate about OT she has also been a tutor at the School of Occupational Therapy at Edith Cowen University Joondalup campus.
Deborah is a member of The Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology (AAFN), a member of the Australian Pain Society (APS) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She will be completing a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training in March 2018, and will become an accredited Cogmed Working Memory Training coach in 2018.
Deborah has a particular interest in the neuroscience and neurobiology of sensory processing disorders, anxiety and learning difficulties, and holds a strong belief in the brain-body connection and in neuroplasticity. She is committed to providing the most contemporary, evidence-based interventions for patients and their families.