PLC Lighthouse is pleased to be partnering with a number of local providers and allied health professionals to deliver a suite of services that will support the health and wellbeing of the PLC community.

We believe that an alliance with these professionals complements a holistic approach to wellbeing and will deliver a best practice model of collaboration between the allied health professionals, PLC Staff and parents.

Read more about what services are available and how you can book appointments for your child below.

Please note PLC Lighthouse allied health professionals are available for current PLC students only.

  • Physiotherapy

    Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy is excited to be partnering with PLC Lighthouse in 2018, with Jo Norcott (nee McCallum) appointed as the Lead Physiotherapist for the School.

    Jo has worked as a private practitioner since 1993. Her service to the sports of gymnastics, diving and synchronised swimming, both in WA and nationally (including working with numerous Olympians) stands her apart as an incredible Physiotherapist and one with immense experience in treating school-aged girls. 

    Brett Slocombe, practice Principal at Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy is well known to the local community as a three-time Olympic team physiotherapist to the Australian swimming and kayak teams. Brett will be supporting Jo in her role as the School’s Lead Physiotherapist and, along with other staff at Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy, will ensure continuous Physiotherapy service from the PLC Lighthouse during school terms.

    Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy specialise in the management of musculoskeletal injuries and pain. They perform screening tests to assist in implementing exercise programmes to help prevent injuries and improve performance in all aspects of school life.

    As School Physiotherapist, Jo will work closely with PLC Physical Education staff, coaches and performing arts teachers, as well as other PLC Lighthouse providers, to provide a holistic approach to each student’s wellbeing.

    Physiotherapy services will start three days per week on Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon.

    Booking appointments

    Parents will be able to book appointments through Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy once the PLC Lighthouse opens. 

    This service has a fee for service model at a subsidised rate for PLC.

    Visit Cottesloe Sports Physiotherapy's website.

    Below: Jo with a member of the Australian Gymnastics team during competition in Japan.

  • Occupational Therapy

    Dove Occupational Therapy

    Dove Occupational Therapy is a paediatric occupational therapy practice based in Nedlands specialising in the assessment, intervention and evaluation of children and adolescents aged three to 18 years. Its specialists help develop motor, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial skills in a fun and engaging therapeutic environment. 

    Dove Occupational therapists work to identify each child’s strengths and areas for development. They strive to empower each child to develop the skills important for their engagement and performance in everyday activities including schooling, play, sports, dressing and feeding.

    The Dove Occupational Therapy team provides assessment and intervention in the following areas:

    • Fine motor skills
    • Gross motor skills
    • Handwriting (including diagnosis of motor dysgraphia)
    • Motor planning skills (including assessment for Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    • Attention, concentration and organisation
    • Visual perceptual skills
    • Sensory regulation
    • Self-esteem and confidence

    A client/family-centered approach incorporates close liaison with parents, teachers and other allied health professionals.

    The team at Dove Occupational Therapy that will be working with PLC students are  occupational therapists: Chris Dove, Melissa Dove, Elise Barrymore and Cassie Dunn, who each have a passion for assisting every child and adolescent to thrive. 

    The Dove Occupational Therapy team will be available to see PLC School students on-site either within the PLC Lighthouse or within the Junior School.

    Booking appointments

    • PLC Junior School parents - contact Junior School LEC Co-ordinator, Sue Seeber, on 9424 6446, or
    • PLC Senior School students/parents - contact Senior School LEC Co-ordinator, Michelle Higgins, on 9424 6582 or Michelle will assist you with the referral and co-ordinate an appointment.

    This service has a fee for service model at a subsidied rate for PLC.

  • Speech Pathology

    Leanne Allan is a speech pathologist specialising in speech, language and literacy development in three to 15-year-olds. 

    Leanne has extensive public and private sector experience, primarily in school settings, but also in the university sector and other educational bodies. Her professional experience includes clinical work, teaching and consultancy. 

    Leanne has a strong commitment to encouraging a collaborative relationship with parents and teachers to maximise children’s learning and development. She also believes in tailoring current, evidence-based practice to each child so that the therapy experience is highly targeted and individualised.

    Therapy can be provided for difficulties in relation to:

    • Verbal skills (vocabulary, grammar, content).
    • Comprehension and auditory processing skills.
    • Conversational skills and social communication.
    • Pre-literacy skills (ie phonological awareness and early phonics skills).
    • Reading, spelling and written language.

    Services provided by Leanne Allan at PLC include:

    • Case conference and teacher/parent meetings.
    • Kindergarten screening on request (sponsored by PLC).
    • Therapy service available during school holidays and after school hours.

    Booking appointments

    • PLC Junior School parents: contact LEC Co-ordinator, Sue Seeber, on 9424 6446, or
    • PLC Senior School parents/students: contact Senior School LEC Co-ordinator, Michelle Higgins, on 9424 6582 or Michelle will assist you with the referral and co-ordinate an appointment.

    This service has a fee for service model at a subsidised rate for PLC.

  • Psychology Team

    The PLC Psychology team is responsible for the counselling support of students, providing early intervention to reduce mental health concerns and support student learning.

    This, generally, is a short term service and the team works closely with parents, external professionals and school staff when appropriate. The Psychology team also deliver tailored group programmes for targeted interventions that students may opt into for specialised support and skill building.

    The Psychology team operate in accordance with the Australian Psychological Society’s (APS) Code of Ethics, which has been adopted by AHPRA as the ethical standard legally required for psychologists.

    The Senior School has two full time Psychologists, Mrs Daleen Engelbrecht who works with students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and Miss Jessica Lethbridge who works with students in Year 10, 11 and 12.

    Both of these Psychologists are based within the Lighthouse.

    If students in the Senior School would like to see one of these Psychologists, or, if a parent would like to refer their daughter, they can do so by emailing them directly.

    Junior School students are supported by Mrs Danay Savva, who works part time and is based in the Junior School. If a parent would like to refer their daughter, please contact Danay via email.

    There is no fee for this service.

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