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Play To Live Occupational Therapy was created by a passionate and driven occupational therapist based in the western suburbs of Melbourne. We currently service clients living in Wyndham and Melton. Check out more about the founder of Play To Live OT below!

Play To Live OT is a community based service, meaning that sessions occur in the home, kinder, or school environment. By offering flexibility in where therapy sessions can occur, including in a child's natural environment, we aim to promote positive relationships, build skills, and support routines. At Play To Live OT we can support with goals related to self-care skills, fine motor development, gross motor skills, sensory and emotional regulation, social interactions, play, and executive functioning.

Play To Live OT offers services to children who have NDIS funding, Medicare funding, or private paying. 

We strive to provide neurodiversity affirming care through honoring all communication styles, providing sensory accommodations, and valuing connection over compliance. This means, we focus on using interests, strengths, and routines in therapy sessions.

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Owner - Occupational Therapist

Rachelle is an experienced registered occupational therapist, graduating with a Master's Degree in 2014. Since graduating Rachelle has worked across different pediatric environments, including community settings and clinic settings. Rachelle has experience working with children of all abilities supporting them to achieve their goals. Rachelle has significant experience in working with Autistic and ADHDer clients, including non-speaking children and children with a PDA profile.

Rachelle has a passion for working within a neurodiversity affirming framework, completing ongoing education to further her knowledge.


She has completed numerous personal development opportunities to expand her knowledge, enabling individualised supports to be provided to each client, including but not limited to AAC, interoception, and executive functioning. She strives to learn from the Neurodivergent Community whenever possible, completing workshops run through Learn Play Thrive, Play Spark, Onwards and Upwards Psychology and Rachel Dorsey SLP. 

Rachelle has completed training in the Zones of Regulation and Dr. Ross Greene, and has attended the Yellow Ladybugs conference in 2022 on ADHD.

Rachelle thoroughly enjoys creating and planning individiualised sessions for each of her clients, often sourcing materials or creating activities based on their interests.

In her spare time, Rachelle enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and sausage dog Harry.

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