Name: Bre Surawski
About Me: I live a really family oriented lifestyle that includes caring for, and learning from my younger brother who has Down Syndrome. Living in a home with a child who has special needs, has taught me so much about the importance of family and family centred care. I attribute a huge part of my choice in career to living with my brother. I graduated from the Australian Catholic University in the first ever cohort to graduate with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Outside of this I love spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach or waterfalls and drinking coffee!
Additional Training: I have attended a Sensory Processing professional development that provided knowledge and strategies for children’s sensory needs with a focus on inclusive and fun means for children to be able to participate in their everyday activities. I have completed the Greenspan DIR Floortime online training which discussed the importance of communication and interaction based approach for development in children with developmental delays. Additionally, I have completed training in child safety, first aid and programming and practice for school aged children.
Why I love my job: I am incredibly lucky to work in an environment where a family spirit is embedded into the culture. I love being able to work with families and fellow therapists everyday to support our families take steps towards achieving their goals.
Favourite toy to use in therapy: Stacking cups, Fit Balls, Step Ladders & Playdoh