Kathy Walmsley, MA, OTR/L

Kathy Walmsley is the Director and Senior Occupational Therapist with Sensory Connections OTS in Perth, Australia. She is also Co-Director of the Learning Tree Therapy Centre, a multidisciplinary practice also based in Perth. Kathy was awarded a Bachelor of Applied Science in occupational therapy 1983. She completed a graduate certificate in community counseling in 1993 and has worked in a wide variety of different clinical areas over her nearly 30 years of clinical practice, participated in extensive trainings in the field of paediatric occupational therapy. Over the past fifteen years her specialization has been with working with children with autistic spectrum disorders and sensory regulatory processing disorders and their families. Kathy completed her DIR model certificate training in 2006, is international faculty of the DIR model training institute, and is currently a student in the ICDL PhD Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Disorders program. She has co-presented introductory level DIR model trainings both in Australia and internationally since 1997. Kathy was the recipient of a Telstra Women in Business Award for Innovation in 1998