Who We Are

Develop Therapy Services was established in 2011 by Alison Copley and Sonya Murchland to create a responsive family-centered, relationship-based therapy practice.

Our Directors:

Alison and Sonya are registered Occupational Therapists with extensive experience working with children and adults in inpatient and out-patient hospital services, child development clinics, and disability agencies in both Adelaide and regional locations.

Our Staff:

Develop Therapy Services has a broad range of professional and support staff that have grown to over 50.

Our clinical staff consist of therapists and therapy assistants with all Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Podiatrists being registered professionals with AHPRA. Speech Pathologists are eligible for practice through Speech Pathology Australia.

Our support staff include administrative office staff, a librarian and resource assistants, and a research officer. Our therapy assistants and practice assistants are supervised as appropriate.

ALL Staff at Develop have:
  • DHS Clearances for Working with Children
  • Reporting Abuse and Neglect / Child Safe Training

ALL Therapy Staff also have:

  • NDIS Disability Clearances
  • Working with Vulnerable People Clearances

Some staff also have:

  • Aged Care Worker Clearances

Our staff have experience working with people who have diagnosed disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Downs and other Chromosomal Syndromes, Dyspraxia, Acquired Brain Injuries, and Language Disorders.

As a practice we have staff experienced in working:

  • within a trauma informed approach
  • with individuals within culturally diverse communities, and in using translators in service provision
  • respectfully when working within the ATSI Community

Our staff work collaboratively to support positive outcomes for each individual. We are happy to work with staff from other organisations.

 Develop Therapy Services History













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