More support for children

HOMECOMING: Annabel Guthrie has returned to the community she grew up in as part of her role with SEED Paediatric Services in Stawell. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

HOMECOMING: Annabel Guthrie has returned to the community she grew up in as part of her role with SEED Paediatric Services in Stawell. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Annabel Guthrie is excited to return to a community she loves to offer services to children and families from surrounding areas who currently have limited access to treatment.

It is a very special thing to grow up in a community where you had your fondest memories as a child and then return to give back to that very community you thrived in.

SEED Paediatric Services is boutique, paediatric occupational therapy service for children and families experiencing challenges associated with autism or ADHD – also known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – as well as learning difficulties, sensory processing challenges and social emotional differences.

We support children to develop the skills so that they are able to participate in day-to-day tasks and lead a meaningful life.

The thrill of watching a child’s delight in their ability to ride their bike for the first time is incredibly rewarding.

Bringing world-class occupational therapy services to children and their families living in regional and rural areas is at the core of what SEED does, with a clinic established in Orange, New South Wales.

Regional and rural areas are an essential part of who SEED is.

We aim to become a key advocate of your child and family, working together to achieve the best results.

Children requiring occupational therapy services are on the rise.

Yet increasingly our children living in regional and rural areas have poorer access to services compared with those living in metropolitan areas.

We have created a ‘sensory gym’ that is inviting and fun for children.

This utilises cutting edge equipment and enables best practice.

Annabel regularly consults with leading international clinicians in our industry deepening her understanding of the complexity that is child development.

Annabel is also connected to a group of paediatric occupational therapists in Orange NSW who share this journey with her.

Annabel brings this knowledge to each treatment session, consultation with educators in the school environment and ongoing educational workshops.

When Annabel is not practising in the gym, she is hiking mountains and renovating a cottage on her family property with her new fiancé, Joe Melino.

Annabel is a full of energy and is passionate about living a healthy life.

- CONTRIBUTED

The thrill of watching a child’s delight in their ability to ride their bike for the first time is incredibly rewarding.

Annabel Guthrie
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