Collaborative Partnerships OT is a paediatric Occupational Therapy service directed by Samuel Gourley (BOccThy), a registered Occupational Therapist with a special interest in paediatric early intervention.
Our focus is supporting children to be able to engage in all the fun and learning that childhood has to offer.
Our clinic is conveniently located in Buderim, the heart of the Sunshine Coast.
We support children from infancy to teenage years with a range of developmental needs. Many of our clients without any particular diagnosis or disorder, but simply need a little help in their development.
We commonly provide early intervention for children with:
Attention Disorders or Concentration Problems
Sensory Processing Issues
Interventions provided are personalised to support each child and their families individually.
Occupational Therapy is an allied health profession centred on 'occupation'.
An occupation is any activity that occupies time in a persons life. At various times in a persons life they will need support with managing their occupations.
Paediatric Occupational Therapy centres on enbling children to engage with the meaningful occupations, activitys and routines of their daily life. This may include both home and school based occupations, play, self-care and daily living skills.
Collaborative Partnerships is committed to making therapy options as accessable as possible and has a number of different funding options that parents can access depending on their families financial needs.
Collaborative Partnerships Pty Ltd is a company founded by Sam Gourley (BOccThy) to provide therapeutic Occupational Therapy services to children on the Sunshine Coast, and also to meet the professional development needs of teachers, daycare educators, child health workers and others who have an interest in children with disabilities. Collaborative Partnerships also specialise in projects that support children with disabilities in the Sunshine Coast region.
Samuel Gourley has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Sam has been local to the region since moving up from Tasmania in 2008, and has a passion for paediatric Occupational Therapy and maintains full registration with AHPRA. In 2014, Sam was nominated for the prestigious Epilepsy Queensland Health Services Award for outstanding service to people with Epilepsy. Sam has extensive experience in supporting children with ASD and complex behavioural needs. Sam has also trained and educated hundreds of Queensland teachers, daycare/early learning educators and child health workers on how to best support children with disabilities in education settings, and is regularly contacted by local schools to provide professional development services to educators.
Sam is himself a father of four children, and he and his wife also live on the Sunshine Coast.