Director | Occupational Therapist
Hayley is a senior Occupational Therapist with over 10 years experience in private practice specializing in the assessment and intervention for school-aged children who aren’t currently performing at their optimum in the classroom.
Hayley was born and raised in Perth and graduated from Curtin University with a Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2008. Hayley first realised her passion of working in this area of Occupational therapy when on her final placement abroad in South Africa. It was there she saw the positive effect that a therapist can have on a child even with the most limited resources and equipment available to them.
Hayley thouroughly enjoys the diversity and challenge of specializing in this field and finds great satisfaction in achieving successful outcomes for the schools, teachers, parents and most importantly the children she works with.
"I believe all children have a significant purpose in life. It is my role to ensure nothing is holding them back from fulfilling it" - Hayley Huxtable
As the name states, the goal at iThirve West Leederville is for all its clients to prosper, grow and flourish to the best of their ability or ‘to thrive’. Hayley aims to unlock the inhibiting factors holding a child back in their academic environment. She sets out to identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses and to provide a specialized technique of intervention that is tailored to each child that will allow them to thrive. Furthermore, her in-depth assessment process assesses the ‘whole’ child and is designed to identify the children that may require other intervention such as Speech Pathology, Child Psychology, Developmental Optometry, Naturopathy or Dietary Intervention. Hayley has built strong working relationships with all the relevant professionals in the child development field.
Hayley possesses a natural ability to engage and build rapport with children and adolescents to help them reach their full potential in schooling and in life. This skill is imperative to achieving successful therapy outcomes. Furthermore, Hayley prioritises time with the parents and other caregivers/educators to ensure they understand and are satisfied with the therapy process from start to finish.
Hayley is devoted to professional development in this ever-changing field to uphold her commitment to provide evidence based therapy. Hayley maintains current registrations with:
AHPRA (Australian Health Practioner Regulation Agency),
Western Australian Occupational Therapy Association (WAOTA)
Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA)
Developmental Occupational Therapists of WA (DOT(WA))
Current Working with Children Check (WWC)