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Our Team

Deb is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist who obtained her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland in 1992. With 32 years of experience in her field, Deb is known for her passion for helping people, especially children, to exceed their expectations and achieve their full potential. She finds great satisfaction in witnessing families grow and improve their lives, making a positive impact on the broader community through support and education.
Deb's interest in the intricacies of how the brain and body collaborate has been a driving force throughout her career. She discovered her love for working with children during her five-year stint in the USA school systems in the 1990s. Her expertise encompasses various areas, including sensory processing, self-regulation, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and motor planning issues. Deb has a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the needs of children and families dealing with these issues

Deb's approach to her work can be described as fun, energetic, empathetic, and both calm and firm when needed, always focused on achieving positive results for her clients. Her commitment to her clients' well-being is evident in her dedication to continuous learning and personal growth.

 Outside of her professional life, Deb enjoys a range of adventurous activities, including swimming, adventuring, and even skydiving. Her love for water-related experiences is evident, and she has explored many parts of the world through snorkeling. Additionally, she has traveled extensively, further expanding her horizons. Deb's adventurous spirit and love for life shine through in her hobbies and interests. She's also a dog lover and spends time with her canine companions, Baby Bear and Honey.
Deb is a dedicated and experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about helping children and their families overcome challenges related to sensory processing, self-regulation, ASD, ADHD, and motor planning issues. Her personal experience and empathetic, results-oriented approach set her apart in her field, and her adventurous spirit and love for life make her a well-rounded and compassionate professional

Deb Bone

Lead Occupational Therapist

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Maddie is a highly qualified and experienced occupational therapist who graduated with First Class Honours in 2018. She has five years of experience in her field and is passionate about working with children and families. Her approach is characterized by a gentle, calm, and energetic demeanor, and she believes in meeting people where they are at to create meaningful change in a fun and engaging manner.

Maddie's expertise covers a wide range of areas, including:
Paediatric ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)  
Anxiety and Mental Health
Learning Disabilities
Eating Disorders
Acquired Brain Injury
Neurological Impairments
Mental Health

She is dedicated to helping individuals live more meaningful lives and chose occupational therapy because it offers a diverse set of tools and approaches to achieve this goal.

Outside of her professional life, Maddie enjoys crocheting, spending time with her cats, and cooking. She has a background in competitive ballroom dancing but now leads a quieter life, focusing on her family and her OT clients.

Madeliene Connor

Occupational Therapist

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Tania is excited to be part of the DB Therapy family as she has a particular interest and passion in working with children and their families. She was first introduced to the world of Occupational Therapy when her nephew was diagnosed with ASD some 17 years ago and after having observed him participate in therapy with Deb Bone, Tania was inspired to become an Occupational Therapist.

Tania completed her Occupational Therapy degree, as a mature aged student, at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2012. Upon completion of her degree, she moved to Melbourne to work at Monash Community Health, working with elderly clients and their families. She then returned to the Sunshine Coast and worked for Queensland Health, again working with elderly clients and their families. Tania has always had a desire to be able to work with children and their families to assist them in reaching their goals.

Tania loves learning new skills and in preparation for working with children, she has completed paediatric professional development courses to upskill herself in this area. She is looking forward to further developing her paediatric Occupational Therapy skills under Deb’s guidance to deliver a great quality service.

Outside of work, Tania enjoys spending time with her family including her 11 grandchildren. She also enjoys gardening, cooking and playing with her dog, Roxy.

Tania Lavelle

Occupational Therapist

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Dayna has Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) and extensive experience as an Advanced Care Paramedic, she brings a unique and diverse skill set to the field of healthcare. Her journey from acute health to occupational therapy reflects your passion for a holistic approach to treatment and her commitment to inclusivity in healthcare.
Her experiences in both occupational therapy and paramedicine have allowed her to work with a wide range of patients, emphasizing her adaptability and versatility. Working with pediatrics and young people during her university placements has undoubtedly honed her skills in this area. Her work in the primary school, alternative high school, and the Queensland Children's Hospital has given her a rich background in understanding and enhancing the developmental skills and overall well-being of young patients.
Her paramedic background of 15 years is equally impressive, highlighting her ability to rapidly build rapport with patients of diverse backgrounds and treat various medical conditions. Being an active member of multidisciplinary teams and advocating for her patients' best interests shows her dedication to patient care.

Her flexible and adaptable approach to building rapport with clients is a valuable asset, as it recognizes the individuality of each person's needs and preferences.

Her love for travel and exploration, both within Australia and overseas shows an adventurous spirit. The upcoming adventure of exploring the dinosaur trail in outback Queensland and an aspiration to do the Inca trail one day illustrate her passion for discovery and new experiences.

Dayna's combination of education, experience, and personal interests makes her a well-rounded healthcare professional with a dedication to holistic and inclusive care. Her unique journey and skill set position her to make a positive impact in the field of healthcare.

Dayna Clough

Occupational Therapist

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Helen Henry

Practice Manager

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"The original emotional support dog and the best, calmest, most beautiful and loyal dog a human could ever have hoped for." DB


Therapy Dog

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Baby Bear takes her role as emotional support dog seriously and often welcomes patients at the door. She is super friendly, smiles a lot, accepts treats and pats with enthusiasm and can often be found snoozing on a bean bag or sitting on someone.

Baby Bear

Therapy Dog

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Frequently found running up and down the hall, chasing Baby Bear and distracting the staff with his cuteness! The newest (and cutest!) additional to the DB Therapy team is bringing joy to the clinic and everyone who visits. Helping kids regulate their emotions and learn how to use "gentle hands", "listen to his voice and look at his body language". He's a cheeky boy and loves to snooze on the crash bags!

Honey Bear

Emotional Support Puppy

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