Down South Therapy at Living Waters Lutheran College

We’re pleased to be able to offer speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and psychology for students at Living Waters Lutheran College from 2022.

A dedicated team of therapists can be accessed through the school who can discuss your child’s needs and confirm an initial appointment. Parents/carers are encouraged to attend with their child, if possible.

Please phone Sarah (admin) on 0404 698 218 or email to book or to find out about funding options (private and government rebates may be accessed) and fee schedule.

Treatment services are offered in the following areas:

Speech Pathology

  • Articulation
  • Stuttering
  • Literacy development
  • Social Skills
  • Receptive language (comprehension and following instructions)
  • Phonological awareness (building blocks for literacy)
  • Receptive language – comprehension
  • Expressive language – vocabulary, grammar, retell
  • AAC – use of communication books and devices


  • Strength and coordination
  • Posture and balance
  • Sport and play skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Rehabilitation from injuries
  • Toe walking

Occupational Therapy

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Writing skills
  • Social skills
  • Attention and concentration
  • Social emotional skills
  • Problem solving and organisational skills
  • Independence – in all areas of school and home performance


  • Managing and regulating anxieties, avoidance, anger, frustrations
  • and challenging behaviours
  • School performance, including school refusal
  • Social skills and play skills, including relationships and conflict
  • Social isolation and separation anxiety
  • Life transitions

Laura is an occupational therapist and a past Living Waters alumni, who is passionate about making therapy fun, meaningful and individually tailored to each person. Laura has experience working with children and families with a vast spectrum of goals and backgrounds. Laura is particularly interested in supporting the overall mental health and wellbeing of her clients, as well as empowering them to become independent both in and out of the classroom. Occupational therapy supports development across a variety of areas, including, emotional regulation, fine/gross motor skills, social skills and attention/concentration.

Danielle is a bright and bubbly member of the Down South Therapy Speech Pathology team. She is passionate about supporting clients and families in achieving their goals and improving their overall quality of life. She has experience working across the lifespan from children to adults in a range of clinical settings including community clinics, schools and private practice. Danielle enjoys working with children and adolescence, particularly in the areas of expressive and receptive language, stuttering, literacy, articulation and social communication skills. 

Rebecca is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She is originally from New Zealand and is enjoying exploring the beautiful Western Australian coastlines and bush. Rebecca can help students with mental health concerns, such as worry and anxiety, low mood and depression, trauma, grief and loss, low self-esteem, life transitions and change. She is trained in psychological assessment and treatment and uses evidence-based intervention methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy within her psychology sessions. Rebecca’s approach is warm, creative, and human-centred. During sessions she works to take into account the values, strengths, goals, and lived experiences of each child, young person, family, or adult.