Emily Turner

a woman stands outside and smiles at the camera

Occupational Therapist

Townsville

  • Aids and equipment assessments
  • Fine motor skills development
  • Functional capacity assessments and reports
  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

Townsville-based Therapy Pro occupational therapist Emily Turner is known as ‘the Lego Lady’.

Yes, she does have a rather large collection of coloured plastic bricks. Yes, she is qualified in play-based ‘Lego therapy’ among other practices. But it’s a fitting title for more than that.

The word ‘lego’ comes from the Danish phrase ‘leg godt’ meaning ‘play well’ and Emily is dedicated to helping child and adult clients with disability play well, work well, and live well, achieving greater independence in goals that matter, safely.

Emily has worked as a qualified occupational therapist (OT) since 2016.

As an occupational therapist with Therapy Pro, Emily is a ‘daily life specialist’, working with clients of all ages to improve daily living functions— at home or within the community, at school or at work.

She’s worked mostly in New Zealand, particularly with clients aged under 21, supporting access to, and participation in, education programs.

“This role was varied and sometimes very complex, dealing with challenges ranging from social skills to fine motor skills, mobility to sensory difficulties,” she says.

Emily has developed high level skills in assistive technologies (AT) as well as the preparation of very detailed, often complex, environmental assessments with practical modification recommendations.

Emily Turner gained her occupational therapy qualifications from the Glasgow Caledonian University, graduating in 2015.

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