Meet the team

Chris Dove

Chris Dove graduated from Scotch College in 1994 and UWA in 1997, with majors in Anatomy and Human Biology and Anthropology. He entered Curtin University in 1999 as an undergraduate of Occupational Therapy. Since graduating with honours in 2002 he has worked in Perth as a private occupational therapist specialising in paediatrics.

Chris Dove has had 15 years experience in private paediatric practice. He works at a number of schools, has implemented a pilot visual processing program with the Aboriginal community at Punmu, in the north of Western Australia, and is involved in contractual work with the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia.

Chris is a member of  OT Registration Board, a member of  OT Australia WA and has fulfilled working with children, and national police clearance requirements.

Originally in Subiaco and now located in Nedlands, the practice focuses on the positive development of children in learning, movement and psychosocial domains. Incorporating the individual strengths of children is fundamental to intervention and the enjoyment of learning.


Mobile: 0430 474 770

Melissa Dove

Melissa Dove graduated from Curtin University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Since this time she has worked predominantly in Paediatrics with five years experience in the Child Development Service (WA Health Department) and five years in private practice. This has provided her with a vast range of experience working with children and their families.

Melissa travelled to Key Largo, Florida, U.S.A in 2008 to participate in a specialised paediatric program. She strongly believes in evidence based practices and a commitment to professional development.
Melissa took a pause professionally to raise her family, three young boys, however she has resumed working part time. Passionate about working with children and early intervention Melissa is excited to be offering specific programs for 3, 4 and 5 year olds.

Melissa is a member of the Western Australia OT Association, Developmental Occupational Therapy WA interest group and has fulfilled working with children and national police clearance requirements. Melissa is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.


Mobile: 0403 272 158

Jessica Bone