Kylie Marquenie

Managing Director / Occupational Therapist

AccOT, MOccThySt, BAppSc(BioChem)

Kylie MarquenieKylie is an energetic, motivated and approachable therapist with a passion for working with children with special needs. Kylie has worked in several paediatric settings, conducting therapy primarily with children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) , Sensory-Motor Disorder/Difficulties and Global Developmental Delay.

Kylie has been running her own successful and highly regarded Paediatric Occupational Therapy practice in Brisbane since 2010. During that time she managed and treated her own case load, in addition to managing, supervising and mentoring her own staff.

Kylie has also practiced as a therapist at the following well known organisations:

  • Kids World Paediatric Occupational Therapy (Sydney) - this is a DIR/Floortime practice, where Kylie was formally trained by and practiced under the direct supervision of DIR Certificate Graduate Georgina Ahrens
  • AEIOU Foundation for children with Autism (Brisbane)
  • Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) (Sydney)
  • The Glenleighden School for children with language and related disorders (Brisbane)
  • Hopalong Occupational Therapy for Children (Sydney)
  • Lifestart Early Childhood and School Aged Services (Sydney)

Kylie has a strong academic background. Her primary qualification is a Masters of Occupational Therapy Studies from the University of Queensland, graduating in 2006. Whilst at university, she co-authored a research paper with Professor Sylvia Rogers (PhD), Head of Occupational Therapy Division at the University of Queensland. After university, Kylie has attended a large number of courses and conferences relating to DIR/Floortime, sensory processing and regulation, food sensitivities and challenges, performing activities of daily living (e.g., toileting, following routines), handwriting, and communication.

Kylie returned from maternity leave in February 2018, after spending extended maternity leave with her 4 year old boy and twin 2 year old boys.

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