Our Team

Occupational Therapy

Katrina Langtry

Senior Occupational Therapist

Katrina has over 20 years’ experience in paediatric therapy and a strong focus on providing effective intervention for children. She specialises in therapy for children with a range of diagnoses including Developmental Delay, Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Chromosomal Disorders and Intellectual Impairment.

Having graduated from UQ in 1996 and completing postgraduate studies through Sydney University, Katrina worked in London, UK, and Cairns and Perth – and everywhere in between – in Australia before returning to Brisbane. She has two gorgeous girls aged 9 and 19, and a dog Alfie who is currently a therapy dog in training!

Sarah Matthews

Occupational Therapist

Sarah has been working with children and families since 2010. Prior to Everton Therapy she has worked in Queensland schools, supporting students from pre-prep to high school with various challenges and helping them to access and participate in the curriculum as fully as possible. Her roles as a parent of young children, and a facilitator of a playgroup also shape her evidence-based practice.

 Melissa Tran

Occupational Therapist

Melissa is an experienced Occupational Therapist who has a particular interest in supporting children of all abilities with development of skills for participation in play and early learning, including handwriting and motor development. She visits a number of local schools providing services to students within their educational environments, as well as offers therapy sessions at the clinic.

Fiona Jardine

Occupational Therapist

Fiona joined Everton Therapy in 2014 and has loved working with so many children and their families to achieve their goals. She describes occupational therapy as working to achieve function in what is important in your life. For most children that is working on things they want to achieve at home, school or play. Fiona loves having fun whilst working with kids and always remind them that “practice makes easy.” Playing sport and raising 3 teenagers keeps Fiona busy outside of work.

Bec McGrory

Occupational Therapist

Bec joined the Everton Therapy team in 2019 and is currently in clinic one day a week. Since graduating from the University of Queensland in 2016, she has worked primarily within the school setting and has a keen interest in supporting children to reach their functional, social and school-based goals. Bec has experience working with children and their families on a broad range of goals including fine motor skills, handwriting, sensory processing, self-regulation and independence. She loves working as part of the multidisciplinary team at Everton Therapy, collaborating with the Speech Language Pathologists to best support children and their families.

Kate Nevin

Occupational Therapist

Kate is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who loves having fun while helping kids increase their function and independence! Kate has worked exclusively in paediatrics in Australia and overseas since graduating in 2003, and has experience working with children of all ages, with a wide variety of OT needs/complexity in educational, hospital, home and community settings. Kate has a special interest in helping children to develop play and social skills, functional skills such as toileting, and maximising their potential at school. When not playing at work, Kate is most likely having fun in the yard with her husband and two small children, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Hannah Murphy

Occupational Therapist

 

Speech Pathology

 Michelle Newby

Speech Pathologist

Michelle has extensive experience of working with children with developmental conditions, specialising in children with Autism.

After 20 years of working in the dental industry she trained as a Speech Pathologist in Townsville. Michelle worked in Paediatric Community Health (Queensland Health) in Townsville, ASD Early Intervention Programme (AEIOU) in Brisbane, and private practice. She has two amazing grown up sons aged 24 and 26 living in Townsville, and a dog Spence.

Jessica Steele

Speech Pathologist

Jess is passionate about working with young children and their families delivering fun evidence-based therapy. She has experience working with children of all ages, with a range of delays and diagnoses. Jess comes from a background in private practice and is trained in the implementation of PECS, Hanen, and SOS.

Jess graduated as a Speech Pathologist at James Cook University at Townsville and started working at Everton Therapy part-time in 2017, shortly after moving to Brisbane. She loved it so much she switched to full-time shortly after!

 

Cathy Wilson

Speech Pathologist

Cathy graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2009 and was lucky enough to get a job at Moorhouse School in London – a specialised school for children with Developmental Language Disorder. Having moved to Brisbane with her husband a few years later, she gained a broad experience in a variety of roles at Speech and Language Development Australia. After a little break to have two children, she joined Everton Therapy in 2019. Cathy is trained in delivering the following programmes: Sounds-Write (synthetic phonics), Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk, and PROMPT.

Miranda Griffin

Speech Pathologist

Miranda joined Everton Therapy in early 2019, and enjoys working with children of all ages (and their families!) on their communication goals. Miranda has a special interest in literacy and is trained in delivering the Sounds-Write programme (a synthetic phonics program). She is also currently undertaking further professional development in the literacy field with the LETRS course (Language Essentials for Teaching Reading and Spelling). Miranda is also trained in delivering the Hanen: More Than Words programme and is qualified to administer and score the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scales-2 (ADOS-2) assessment. She lives with her husband, two teenage daughters, and a naughty Irish Terrier dog called James. Miranda loves camping, travelling, entertaining and baking, and has an impressive collection of quirky earrings!

Georgia Rowen

Speech Pathologist

 

Administration

Naomi Watson

Early Childhood Teacher/Office Support

Naomi brings her years of experience as an Early Childhood Teacher to this practice. Naomi is part the administration component of the business but also brings her knowledge of early development and education to support services to families.

Tamara Lansdowne

Office Support

Tamara has years of experience in the healthcare and disability sector and is part of the administration team at Everton Therapy. She will be happy to help you with new and existing bookings, and answer any questions you might have.

Kristy Jones

Office Support