The Earlysteps Team

Staff at Earlysteps

 

Clinicians at Earlysteps provide all clients with varied and in depth experience in their relevant fields. They have national registration and are regularly engaging in professional development. All staff at Earlysteps are also required to have working with children checks.

Brett Waddell
Podiatrist and Occupational Therapist

Brett is the director of Earlysteps which he commenced in 2007 following many years in the private sector.

 

He completed a ‘Bachelor of Podiatry’ and a ‘Master of Occupational Therapy Practice’ at Latrobe University, in Melbourne Australia.

 

Brett has a passion for working with children and their families to help overcome the functional difficulties they experience, as well as foot and lower limb conditions that they may present with.

 

In addition to his work at Earlysteps, he has experience working in early intervention, at the 'Cerebral Palsy Education Centre' (CPEC) and in educational settings.

 

Brett has contributed to various publications ('Helping children put their best foot forward', 'Teaching your child to get dressed', 'Feet First') and presented at the Australasian Podiatry Conference in 2009. He is regularly involved in the Australian Podiatry Association (Victoria) Paediatric Special Interest Group.

 

Given his varied background, Brett provides a unique view to children and their functional performance. Brett has three young children eight years and under.

Aimie Waddell
Occupational Therapist

Aimie completed a 'Bachelor of Occupational Therapy' at LaTrobe University and prior to this studied in graphic-design. She works part time as an Occupational Therapist at Earlysteps.

 

Aimie has previous experience working in autism specific early intervention, in special education settings, mainstream schools and in clinic and community based private-practice.

 

She has completed training in areas of Sensory processing, including the Alert Program, Play based therapy, DIR Floortime and Parental Education. 

 

Aimie is aware of the challenges families can face in raising children and utilises this knowledge in her clinical practice. She is the mother of two young boys and a girl. 

Nicole Griffin
Clinical Support Officer

Nicole has completed a Certificate of Education Support and a Certificate IV in Disability. She is a mother of three and has personal and professional experience in working with children with various needs. 

Nicole has completed professional development in areas of supporting Children with Autism and can offer understanding and support to families. 

New to the Earlysteps Team in 2019, Nicole has met most families at our clinic and we look forward to expanding the possibilities of the support she can help us to offer. 

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