Occupational Therapy Services
MINDFUL OT SERVICES
Mindful OT provide services to clients in the community. "Mobile therapy” means we can provide services from the client's home, school, day-care, park, or in the community. Mindful OT have worked with children and adolescents of all levels of ability, including working with those with disabilities and trauma histories. Our approach is individualised to each clients specific strengths and needs, enabling them to feel empowered and reach their goals.
Occupational Therapy can help with:
Daily living activities
Fine motor difficulties
Gross motor difficulties
Handwriting assessments and treatment
Sensory Processing Difficulties
Attention and concentration
Emotion regulation and relaxation
Behaviour management strategies
Leah Gencheff is a registered Occupational Therapist. Originally from the United States, Leah obtained her Master’s Degree from the University of Queensland in Occupational Therapy in 2011. She had planned to return to the USA once she finished her degree, but she fell in love with the beach, lifestyle, and found a home in the community of Newcastle. She has a friendly and easy going personality.
Leah is an experienced paediatric OT who has worked children and adolescents of all levels of ability, including those with coordination difficulties; developmental delay; organisational and attention difficulties; mental health issues; and children on the autistic spectrum. Leah specialises in play-based therapy and promoting functional skills and independence in learning, play-leisure, and daily living. Leah also enjoys working with teens and adults to promote functional skills and goal-based practice in their specific environment in which they may be struggling with. She is passionate about providing therapy that is holistic, strengths-based, collaborative, and meaningful to the client and their family.
Leah is a certified yoga instructor (children, prenatal, trauma-informed, adults) and has a passion for enhancing one’s body awareness (proprioception) , self-esteem, coordination, and concentration in physical activities whilst providing skills that assist with relaxation and calmness. When people learn techniques for self-care, relaxation and inner fulfilment, they can navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease.
Leah is also a mother of three young children and is learning that having both the role of mother and Occupational Therapist allows her unique perspective on each. Being a mum has enabled Leah to fully appreciate the importance of adopting a family-centred approach, as she works with families to help further their children’s development.