Counselling Frankston & Mornington Peninsula - Louise Goodwin - Counsellor

Paediatric Occupational Therapy Counselling Frankston & Mornington PeninsulaPaediatric Occupational Therapy in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula

Stephanie Goodwin has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Occupational Therapy Practice (BHlthSc MOTP). She offers a professional service, to children in the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston areas.

Occupational Therapy and working with young children

Stephanie Goodwin works with children aged 2-12 years, to enable them to fully participate in their environment. As a professional therapist, Stephanie specialises in the area of autism spectrum disorder, but her practice also embraces children suffering from sensory processing disorders, learning difficulties, and ADD/ADHD. 

In general, Occupational therapy focuses on engaging your child and enhancing their playing skills, which in turn helps to improve their interactions with family and with their peers.  Pre-school  and primary school aged children often require help to fully develop motor skills such as hand-writing and coordination of balance and ball skills.

Does your child need Occupational Therapy?

Do they have difficulties with any of the following areas:

  • Learning difficulties.
  • Dressing themselves.
  • Following instructions.
  • Avoiding certain sensations, such as touch.
  • Seeking particular touch sensation.
  • Overly aware of their surroundings (troubled by noise).
  • Unaware of their surroundings (ignoring people).
  • Eating only certain very specific foods.
  • Have difficulty with changes in routines.
  • Extreme mood swings or tantrums.

If your child displays any of the above difficulties, then they may benefit from occupational therapy. Intervention plans are tailored to your child's specific requirements.

Involving the family in therapy is an important part of therapy

Stephanie Goodwin believes that to see a positive improvement in your child's behaviour that the family is an essential part of their therapy. So Stephanie considers her therapy to be inclusive of parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers and all individuals who have a significant impact on your child.

Stephanie knows that each child needs a team of loving, caring individuals to help them move forward and to be the best individuals they can be, so positive re-enforcement from their significant support networks is a vital part of your child's therapy.

One of the most important aspects of occupational therapy is helping your child to be more comfortable in their world and to make therapy fun. This is an enormously effective way to engage your child in their own therapy and to see positive long-term results.

It is also just as important to improve your child's relationships with your family, as it is to upgrade their skill set.

Helping your child is all about teamwork and Stephanie Goodwin has the passion and the experience to help make significant improvements in your child's daily life. Her goal is to enhance your child's skills and their daily interactions with their world, so that they feel more comfortable and settled.

Stephanie Goodwin is a professional practitioner, specialising in paediatric occupational therapy in the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston areas. If you would like an appointment with Stephanie Goodwin, call the Louise Goodwin Peninsula Counselling Service on 0402 598 675 or email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..