Malone OT Team
Director & Senior Occupational Therapist
Janiata has more than 20 years experience as an Occupational Therapist. She has worked with Disability Services Queensland on the Family and Early Childhood team; with Education Queensland in mainstream, special school and early intervention settings; with Queensland Health as a senior Paediatric therapist and in private practice.
Her paediatric experience has been with children aged between 1 and 16 years with a range of physical, intellectual, neurological, psychological and behavioural difficulties, with a special interest and focus on early intervention with children who are on the Autism Spectrum.
Janiata is also a mother of two and her eldest child has Autism, she is passionate about helping children and families to grow, develop and meet their goals.
Liz completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Honours at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
During her studies Liz completed her 10 week clinical placement at MaloneOT and then continued to work with Malone OT, first as a therapy assistant and then as aregistered occupational therapist.
Liz has experience working with pre-school and school aged children with Autism SpectrumDisorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, globaldevelopmental delays and intellectual impairments.
Liz is passionate about building meaningful connections with her clients and their families.She creates a fun and nurturing environment where children can thrive. Liz takes pride inthinking of creative ways to spike a child’s interests to make therapy fun!
Ash completed her studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast graduating with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Honours.
Throughout her studies Ash developed a passion for working alongside children and was determined to fill a role within the Paediatric setting. She has experience working with children with a range of physical, intellectual, psychological and behavioural difficulties and disabilities including but not limited to Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s and Dyslexia.
Ash enjoys creating fun, meaningful relationships with children to help them become the best versions of themselves. Ash is a vibrant and energetic therapist who always brings a smile to the faces of those around her.
Zoe completed her studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast, graduating with a degree in Occupational Therapy with Honours. She completed her final clinical placement at Malone OT under the guidance of Janiata Malone. After finishing her placement Zoe worked for Malone OT as a therapy assistant until she finished her degree before starting work as a registered occupational therapist and has been here ever since.
Zoe has always had an interest in the Paediatric setting and is passionate about helping children develop their potential and confidence in everyday activities. Zoe is a warm-hearted, insightful and cheerful therapist who enjoys connecting with her clients through imaginative pretend play.
She has experience working with children of all ages and abilities and aims to make therapy sessions fun and engaging while working towards the goals of the child and
Kenei has professional experience in the world of neurodiversity through executive function
and ADHD coaching with adults.
She did her training with the ADDCA academy and is now finalising her certificate IV in Allied Health. She has a strong interest in neurodiversity and has
a lot of life experience in ASD, ADHD and Anxiety.
Happy living locally in Gympie for the last 15 years.
Brodin comes to Malone OT with experience working with children of all ages and abilities.
With a background in Early Childhood Education and Riding for the Disabled coaching, Brodin particularly enjoys sessions with the younger ages.
Brodin is kept very busy in her spare time juggling her young family and completing her certificate IV in Allied health, and is excited to share her enthusiastic and bubbly way with children with our families.
Merry has over 15 years of experience within the allied health industry.
She has in recent years become interested in, studied and gained a lot of life experience in assisting children with different abilities, with a special interest in the autism and ADHD world.
Merry is currently studying a certificate IV in Allied Health.
Tiff has a background in allied health and has been a therapy assistant with Malone OT since 2020. She has completed her Certificate III as an allied health assistant.
Tiff's calm, friendly and positive approach makes her a favourite with all the kids from toddlers to teens.
Tiff is a Gympie local and is married with a gorgeous baby boy and two fur babies.
Administration & Therapy Assistant
Chevy is Malone OT’s administrative support as well as being our main group OT assistant. She is usually the first point of contact when you call us. Chevy has a background in support work, creative industries, administration and has a passion for helping others.
As well as keeping the team organised, booking our new appointments, you will find Chevy assisting in running groups. She aims to make sessions fun and enjoyable, while working on challenging areas to reach specific goals.
Chevy has experience with working with pre-teens and teenage children with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, developmental delays and aims to create a safe space for your child to relax and develop while enjoying themselves.
Equine Therapy Assistant
Lucy provides Malone OT’s Equine Therapy sessions along with her daughter Sophia and horses Charlie, Star, Belle, Pilgrim and Carlton.
Each rider is supported by an individual program that helps them achieve their goals and increases their confidence in a fun and sincere environment, overseen by Malone occupational therapists.
Lucy has been riding for over 45 years, loves connecting with people of all ages & abilities and believes she has the best job in the world!
Lucy has been a Pony Club Secretary for a number of years and has Nationally recognised coaching qualifications.
Equine Therapy Assistant
Sophia supports Lucy in our group Equine Therapy sessions.
Sophia has been riding since she was 2
years old and has successfully competed with her horses at pony club in various disciplines.
She brings with her a wonderful connection to the younger riders, and enjoys watching them grow in
confidence and knowledge.
Sophia is studying PCQ Preliminary Coaching level this year.
Honey is our therapy dog. She loves swimming, chasing a stick or ball, following the kids around in the gross motor area and cleaning up any leftovers at lunch time.
You will find Honey by Janiata's side, soaking up any pats she can get.