Who are we
In the simplest terms, us at Aspire Allied Health are here to help equip people with the skills they need to manage everyday tasks. It is used to address a wide range of issues; from helping children with disabilities to participate in school, to teaching teens with behavioral issues how to manage themselves in social settings.
Aspire specialises in supporting children with learning differences, difficulties, and special needs. We provide in-clinic services and mobile services, including interventions implemented in the home or in school.
We aim to make solid, meaningful connections with children, their families, and their teachers. We provide clients and their families with an effective, holistic approach to rehabilitation care. Following an initial assessment to identify a clients’ needs, Aspire goes on to empower him or her by providing the right techniques and tools to help them reach their goals. We do this through highly effective programs and interventions, which are based on research-driven theory and evidence-based practice.
Who is occupational therapy for?
Developmental challenges are more common than many people think. We assist patients of all ages, from young children to those of advanced age. We treat a wide range of issues related to disabilities and/or chronic health conditions. We also provide services in a variety of settings, including group sessions and individual treatment at our offices or yours.
Some common reasons for treatment include, but are not limited to:
Issues with Self-perception
Lack of Social skills
Managing stress in school or the workplace
Whatever the issue, we will work closely with you to understand your needs and build tailored solutions for you.
Wa-Eeda Ely heads our team and directly employs our therapists and therapy assistants. She is committed to improving our clients’ quality of life by empowering them, promoting their independence and equipping them with the skills they need to thrive in everyday life and reach their fullest potential.
Wa-Eeda is a child-centered and goal-directed pediatric occupational therapist with over 15 years professional experience. She completed her honors degree in Cape Town, South Africa and brings vast and versatile experience to Aspire. She has worked in specialist pediatric settings in the UK and Africa, for both the private and public sectors, and has also provided rural OT services for a large disability charity.
Wa-Eeda settled in Australia in 2004 and has since set up her practice on the Gold Coast. Wa-Eeda is passionate about the work that she does and the clients that she serves. She believes that cooperative efforts lead to collective success, which is why she partners with parents,caregivers, and teachers to provide information that empowers families to maximise their therapy success and ensure sustained progress.