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Sally de Wijn

Director SdW Therapy Services

OccuPLAYtional Therapist

About Sally

Sally graduated from La Trobe University in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy and Psychological Sciences, which fueled her passion for helping children.

She's a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and APHRA.

In 2015, she completed post-graduate studies in Child-Centered Play Therapy with Play Therapy Australia.

Currently, Sally is working on her DIR Floortime Training and pursuing a Masters in Inclusive Education.


Sally's approach involves using play to help children develop essential skills for daily life. She focuses on sensory experiences, play, and letting the child take the lead in therapy sessions. Through play, she helps children and families address developmental gaps and build a strong foundation for future skills.


Sally is an enthusiastic and fun-loving therapist who advocates for letting kids be kids. She often encourages parents to play with their children in various settings as part of her therapy. Sally believes in the power of play and has no plans of growing up anytime soon



Therapy Dog


Professional Fluffball

About Jex

Not far behind Sally, you will find a lovable and adorable fluffball, commonly known as Jex.

Jex is a Bordoodle (border collie X toy poodle) bred especially to become a therapy dog.  Jex has been trained and is certified to work with Sally in sessions. 

Jex brings a certain fluffiness and fun to sessions with clients. 

In his spare time, Jex likes to play with his human brother and sister on the trampoline and with bubbles. 

Jex is also training to become an agility dog

Jex works part-time therefore is not present in all of Sally's sessions.

About Chloe

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Therapy Assistant


Mad Collingwood Supporter

Chloe is in her fourth and final year of studying a Bachelor's Degree of Occupational Therapy.


Chloe works alongside our Occupational Therapists to help children kick their goals through play-based therapy. Chloe loves seeing children make achievements both inside and outside of sessions, and celebrating all achievements big and small.


Chloe follows the clinic's relationship-focused approach to assist children in developing a wide range of developmental skills, to enhance their ability to engage in all aspects of their lives.


Chloe is fun-loving and easygoing. Chloe thinks the best part of her job is playing with her awesome clients and has made it her mission to play with every toy inside the clinic.


Chloe is a Collingwood Supporter and loves attending AFL games (especially throughout 2023). Chloe loves the beach and getting outside and will often take advantage of sunny days in Melton by carrying out sessions in the sunshine and on the playground.

About Steph



Occupational Therapist



Stephanie holds a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy Practice. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a current member of Occupational Therapy Australia.



Stephanie is an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist passionate about supporting children and their families to achieve their individual goals.


She enjoys creating a playful and fun learning environment to support children and their families in developing and honing new skills.



In her spare time, Stephanie loves spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Rosie. She also enjoys gardening, AFL, and Taylor Swift.

About Kimba

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Therapy Assistant


Craft Nerd

Kimba is in her first year studying Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Kimba comes to us with over 20 years of Nursing experience.

Kimba collaborates with our Occupational Therapists to support children in achieving their goals through therapy centred on play. Following the clinic's relationship-focused methodology, Kimba helps children navigate the world at their own pace and ability, empowering them to reach their full potential.

Kimba loves the great outdoors, going on adventurous activities and exploring new places. Kimba loves seeing children reach personal goals and achievements, especially within the wider community as a Leader at the local Scout group.

Kimba is the clinic’s craft nerd, she loves all things creative!! Her favourites include baking, cookie decorating, fancy dress, painting and imaginative play. Kimba is a strong believer that if you’re ever in doubt, just add more glitter!!

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