Kate Mahony

Occupational Therapist 

Kids Play Occupational Therapy

Kate Mahony began her career working in child and youth mental health in a rural area. Since then she has spent a large part of her career working in the community supporting children with Autism, Attention difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and physical disabilities. Kate has extensive experience working with schools, teachers, other allied health and hospitals using an integrated approach to maximise a child’s potential. Kate has over 12 years experience working as an Occupational Therapist

Kate has experience in the following areas.

  • Complex difficulties
  • Developing attention and concentration skills
  • Sensory Processing Difficulties
  • Autism / Aspergers Syndrome
  • Developmental Delays
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder or Dyspraxia
  • Self regulation and behaviour
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Behaviour Difficulties
  • Play and social skills
  • Activities of daily living including eating, toileting and dressing
  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting, cutting skills and typing skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Childcare / school participation 

Kate's special areas of interest include

Sensory processing, ensuring strategies and tools used by children are consistent across home and school.

The key approaches Kate uses include

Katy's special areas of interest include

Kate uses a flexible family-centred approach working towards maximising children’s functional skills in play, activities of daily living and learning in all aspects of life.