Josey Sharpe BSc (OT)

I am the owner of Josey Sharpe Occupational Therapy and I am dedicated to supporting every family I work with, to help their child reach their full potential so that they can actively participate in everyday activities.

I am a mum of 4 kids and I live in the Blue Mountains. I grew up in South Africa and moved to Australia about 10 years ago. I graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2004. I was lucky to be educated and mentored at the undergraduate level in sensory processing. It was here that my passion for this area of occupational therapy was ignited.

Since moving to Australia, I have worked in both community and private paediatric settings. I have completed numerous continuing education courses including:

  • “Getting Kids In Sync” by Genevieve Jereb
  • “New Treatment Perspectives” by Colleen Hacker
  • “Building Blocks for Sensory Integration Course” by Sheila Frick
  • “The Alert Program for Self Regulation” by Carla Cay Williams
  • “The Astronaut Training Protocol” by Sheila Frick
  • “Sensory Defensiveness” (Therapressure© Brushing Protocol) by Patricia and Julia Wilbarger
  • Therapeutic Listening© by Sheila Frick
  • Advanced Therapeutic Listening© with Sheila Frick
  • Handwriting Without Tears®
  • A number of courses on DIR® Floortime™
  • “Cool Kids for Autism” – Macquarie University
  • “Anxiety in the Special Needs Population” with Kasha Bedford and Jane Wearn
  • “Social Thinking” by Michelle Garcia-Winner
  • 5 Day Treatment Intensive – Sheila Frick

I have also been involved in regular training with the Gabrielle Centre for Children and The Sensory Gym. These mentoring sessions have involved Skype sessions and face to face time with Tracy Stackhouse and are invaluable learning opportunities.

I have been privileged to learn, work and be mentored at two amazing summer camps: Avanti (in Hudson, Wisconsin USA) and Jabiru (Yarramundi, NSW). Both are camps for children with sensory processing disorders. Since 2013, I have been organizing and leading social skills groups and school readiness groups. I enjoy working in schools and preschools. I enjoy working in partnership with the educators of your children, and developing new ideas and strategies to support your child in their formal learning environment. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

I am continually amazed at the changes children make through the therapeutic process, and it is this that drives me as a therapist. I really do love being an OT! I love that I get to go to work and play all day and jump and swing and crash and have fun.

Josey

Jackie Moretti BAppSc (OT)

I graduated from University of Sydney in 1998 with a B App Sc (Occupational Therapy). Occupational Therapy is an amazing career and I have had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of age groups and client groups in my working career.

I have worked as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist for the last 4 years and thoroughly enjoy working with children and their families. Children have such potential. To be able to assist and watch children grow, develop and meet their goals is such a pleasure. I have worked in a number of roles in Paediatric Occupational Therapy including both in private practice and working with a not for profit organisation.

I am a mum to 3 beautiful children (one almost teenager and 2 younger school aged children). I have lived all my life in Western Sydney and enjoy the diversity our area now brings.

During the last few years, I have participated in many training courses, to ensure I am able to provide best practice therapy. Some of these courses include:

  • “Traffic Jam in my brain” – Genevieve Jereb
  • Sensory Defensiveness (Therapressure Brushing Protocol) by Patricia and Julia Wilbarger
  • The Alert Program for Regulation – Carla Cay William
  • M.O.R.E (Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions) by Patricia Oetter and Eileen Richter
  • Sensory Profile 2 update by Winnie Dunn

I love working both within the clinic setting as well as in schools and preschools. The opportunity to work alongside and support educators with children is of great importance to my role and this is an important partnership I strive to foster and maintain.

Jackie