All Children, All Abilities, All Possibilities

Our Stories - People of Koorana

Kiya Alimoradian

Monday, July 23, 2018

I love working with children - It still surprises me sometimes how much I really love it.


About me …


I guess you could say, my career in Speech Pathology evolved from a bad mark in chemistry and a...

Hannah Gilford

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

I am often asked, “how do you engage a toddler or child during physiotherapy?”.


The answer is quite simple. If you make an activity fun and work with a child’s strengths and interests, you will...

Lee Taylor

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

‘When my child was diagnosed with a mild learning disability, our world became something entirely new. Visits with Learning Links, Doctors and Specialists became a normal part of our life and opened...

Pippa McMaugh

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

‘Growing up, my family were involved with many disability services to assist my older brother. Seeing how those services made such a remarkable difference in my brother’s life, has played a strong...

Margaret O'Dea

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

‘Some families really struggle, and not through any fault of their own. They need direction with education and require information to assist them to make decisions regarding issues that affect them....

Jacob Nelson

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

‘I think a great portion of society still judge on what is seen externally. Growing up with a brother who has an intellectual disability, I know how important it is for us to develop more...

Binayak Dongol

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Before coming to Koorana, I worked as a disability support worker for Life Without Barriers, and once registered as a Physiotherapist, explored the Aged Care sector. My interest in Physiotherapy...

Jessica Lee

Monday, October 16, 2017

''When I was younger I spent quite a bit of time in hospital. I missed a lot of school and this restricted many aspects of my life. What I love about Occupational Therapy is that I am helping...

Yvette Mavrothalassitis

Monday, October 16, 2017

“My son Johnny has autism. He came to Koorana in 2007 and started in home based care. He then went onto Prep and then Preschool. I now work at Koorana as the Corporate Services Administrator. Deep...

Donna Biordi

Monday, October 16, 2017

''I love children’s happy and joyful disposition and firmly believe in their right to be a child and to be able to enjoy spirited, passionate play.


I’ve worked at Koorana for almost 18 years. And,...

Caitlin High

Monday, October 16, 2017

''I grew up in a big family, lots of siblings and cousins. I have always enjoyed being around children. In my third year University placement I was placed into a preschool that had several children...