OUR TEAM

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Rich Harries, Psychologist
B.Psych (Hons)

Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) / Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)
Associate Member of the Australia Psychological Society (APS)
Member of the APS’ Autism and PDD Identified Practitioners’ List

 

Rich has been delivering early intervention services since early 2009.  He spent two years at a leading Perth intervention centre, before moving into private practice offering both diagnosis and early intervention.

Rich has delivered early intervention therapy to children aged from 18 months to 6 years, providing a range of interventions in the home and school for children of school age. He works closely with other allied health professionals including speech therapists, occupational therapists, and other psychologists; and other professionals including paediatricians, GP’s, and teachers.  He regularly develops, executes, monitors, and revises individualised learning plans.

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Brooke Chiera, Speech Pathologist

B.Sci (Speech Pathology)

Certified Practicing Member of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia (SPA)

Brooke completed her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology at Curtin University in 2015. She has been part of our team since 2016. 

Throughout her clinical placements whilst studying and her years of working with Rockingham Autism Services, Brooke has acquired vast experience and knowledge in working with children with a range of disabilities. Brooke's role involves being part of the diagnostic team, case managing, and providing high quality intervention. She is passionate about continuing to further her knowledge in the field of communication in disability, with plans to expand skills in alternative and augmentative (AAC) communication.  

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Danielle Sims, Speech Pathologist

B.Sci (Speech Pathology)

Certified Practicing Member of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia (SPA)

 

Danielle graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology in 2017. Danielle has passionately supported children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder for 5 years. Prior to joining us, Danielle worked as a therapy assistant at one of Perth’s leading intervention providers, specialising in the treatment of individuals with a range of disabilities including autism.

 

Danielle is proficient at providing individualised, family centred care within home, clinic and school settings. She dedicates herself to providing families with the highest quality of care. She is excited to contribute her prior knowledge and skills to our team, and is will undertake diagnostic training in the near future.

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Heloise Brits, Occupational Therapist

B.Sci (Occupational Therapy)

Registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, & Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)

Heloise graduated with Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) at Curtin University in 2016. She started with Rockingham Autism Services in May 2017. She has experience working with children and adults with a range of developmental, neurological and degenerative conditions; including individuals with autism spectrum disorder. 

 

Heloise has a strong interest in activities of daily living, including toileting issues and eating problems; and fine motor skills.

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Madeleine Turnbull, Occupational Therapist

B.Sci (Occupational Therapy) (Hons)

Registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, & Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) 

Madeleine completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Occupational Therapy at Curtin University, in 2019. 

 

Before joining our team, Madeleine had 5 years experience working with children with autism in a support worker role. She also had 2 years experience working as therapy assistant at one of Perth’s leading intervention providers. 

 

Madeleine is passionate about supporting children and their families by providing evidence-based and family-centred intervention. Madeleine has a particular interest in the areas of motor development, daily living skills and emotional regulation. 

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Shelley Booth, Occupational Therapist

B.Sci (Occupational Therapy) (Hons)

Registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, & Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)

Shelley completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Curtin University in 2019, and joined our team in 2020.

 

Shelley has experience working with children with autism in a support worker role. She also has experience working with children with developmental delays and cerebral palsy. 

 

Shelley is passionate about providing family centred practice to support children and their families to achieve their goals. Shelley has a particular interest in the areas of gross motor skills, social skills and emotional regulation. 

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Heidi Quilty, Practice Manager



Heidi has been active in the day to day management of Rockingham Autism Services since its inception. She can provide you with information regarding various services offered and will be able to assist you accessing a team member who can best meet your needs.