Independent health professional providing services to patients from Paeds in a Pod rooms.
Kate Schatz is an Occupational Therapist who has spent more than 10 years supporting children to thrive in their natural environment, be that at home, school, childcare or in the community.
She enjoys building productive relationships with children and families, and gives every child the confidence they need to participate in activities important to them.
Kate’s approach to therapy is holistic and highly adaptable. She works with the child and their support system to develop practical and functional intervention plans, and she provides parents with evidence-based strategies to improve their child’s skills.
She has considerable experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental delays, including toilet training, feeding and mealtime challenges in the early years, as well as social and behavioural difficulties within school and play. She is also able to administer assessment to support the diagnosis of ASD.
Kate completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) at the University of Queensland in 2012 and has completed further studies in behaviour analysis.
Much of her career has been spent at the AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism. Here she initially worked as an Occupational Therapist providing direct intervention and progressed into the role of Manager, Clinical Services. She also has experience in community therapy and private practice, delivering therapy to children from birth into their teenage years in clinic and community settings.
Away from work, Kate’s two young daughters keep her very busy, including enjoying parks and playgrounds across Brisbane on weekends.