About Us

Our therapists are passionate about exploring the best interventions and developing programs specific for your child.​

Elaine Vandenbos (M.OT; B.Ed)
Director | Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Elaine’s background is in primary school teaching. She has taught in several primary schools in Australia as well as in Canada before completing her Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2012.  After graduating as DUX from Curtin University, Elaine pursued her passion to support children who have trouble in learning, social activity or daily activity. She has completed extra study in the area of sensory integration therapy and applies this knowledge in all her sessions. 

Elaine’s clear understanding of child development, familiarity with the Australian Curriculum and her experience as an education support teacher enables her to support the needs of children who come to the clinic.  

Elaine has experience helping children who struggle with low level anxiety and she is a registered Mental Health Care provider.

Shimone Spyker (B.S. (SP Hons))
Speech Pathologist

Shimone is an enthusiastic speech pathologist who enjoys working with children and families in order to support the development of communication and feeding, which are so central to our lives.

Shimone graduated from Curtin University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) with First Class Honours. She has since worked with children and families with a broad range of difficulties, including speech sound errors, language delay, stuttering, and feeding (eating and drinking) difficulties. She has experience working with children with diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Global Developmental Delay (GDD). Shimone is trained in the Lidcombe Program for stuttering treatment, as well as the It Takes Two to Talk Hanen Program for early language delay. She is passionate about continuing to add to her knowledge and skills with regards to paediatric development and therapy approaches.

FUNdamentals Occupational Therapy is an occupational & speech therapy service located in Byford WA. It supports children aged 3-18.

Mon – Thurs  |  8.00am -5.00pm
Fri – Sat  |  8.00am – 12.00pm
Sunday – Closed

806 South Western Hwy, Byford 6122
M: 0432 845 399
E: elaine {at} fundamentalsot.com.au

FUNdamentals OT offers clinic-based services in a home setting. Therapists are passionate about developing the whole child through intervention and education. Parents and carers are encouraged to attend and participate in sessions.

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