Cloud Nine Therapy Services is a newly launched child-centered occupational therapy practice located in Blacktown. As a start-up, we are quickly building our client base and planning for the future. Our lead practitioner, Amisha Gandhi developed Cloud Nine from the ground up. With an innovative and cutting-edge approach to Paediatric occupational therapy, Amisha has found a way to make our various therapy programs fun and enjoyable for children. After all, they’re kids – they want to have fun! Amisha herself has over 11 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and a Paediatric Physiotherapist. Throughout her career, Amisha has endlessly worked to develop a deep understanding and an extensive expertise in the area of Paediatric Occupational Therapy. In addition, her passion for working with children compelled her to launch her own practice.
Amisha is a highly motivated professional. Throughout her career, she has developed an extensive portfolio of experience as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist in both the private and government sectors. Her career runs deep and has included spending time with elderly and school-aged children with complex disabilities and dire needs. In addition, her work ethic, professionalism, and goal-oriented approach to nearly every aspect in her life has contributed greatly to the overall mindset at Cloud Nine. We practice to improve lives; we want to see real results.
Amisha’s story began after she received her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, in 2001. From there, she worked as a Paediatric Physiotherapist for three different practices between 2001 and 2004 in India. In 2004, she attended Latrobe University and recieved her Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Immediately after, she enrolled in graduate school at the University of Sydney. She received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2006 and went on to practice Occupational Therapy.
For nearly ten years, Amisha worked as an Occupational Therapist with several different private practices and public organizations. Immediately, Amisha realized just how much she enjoyed serving the public and especially working with the kids. After receiving her Graduate certificate in Play Therapy from Deakin University in 2017, Amisha knew she wanted to open her own practice that integrated play therapy with Paediatric occupational therapy for children in her local community.
Throughout her decade-long career as an Occupational Therapist, Amisha is committed to continuing professional development. Amisha has had the opportunity to be mentored by leading clinician in the field of paediatric occupational therapy, Dr Lucy Jane Miller. She has extensive knowledge and training in Sensory Processing Disorder treatment and evaluation through participation in the Level 1 Mentorship program with the STAR Center, Colorado, United States. Amisha has also received training in astronaut protocols, the alert program, and Willbarger’s Brushing protocol and Handwriting Without Tears. Amisha is also trained in the DIR/Floortime™ Model developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D. Amisha has extensive training and certification in several auditory interventions including The listening program and and Integrated Listening System (ILS).
Cloud Nine Therapy Services provides the highest-quality assessment and intervention for children with autism, attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, feeding disorders, Sensory processing challenges and other behavioral and developmental disabilities. We aim to improve the lives of children and families through interactive, educational, and enjoyable occupational therapy strategies. In addition, we aim to provide parents and caregivers with relevant peer-reviewed research, educational resources targeting each child’s specific needs, and rigorous emotional support through fostering genuine and long-lasting relationships between our practitioners and their clients.
Each of the practitioners at Cloud Nine Therapy Services envisions a world where children with various challenges had the resources and therapies they require to ensure they can fully realize a complete and fulfilling life in all capacities. We deeply believe that through our interactive approach to Paediatric occupational therapy, we will someday achieve this for sure.
We provide top quality assessment, review, and intervention for children, as well as their families. We understand that there is no one-size-fits all approach when it comes to best treatment model, which is why we approach each and every individual as unique. Reviewing strengths, sensory challenges, and past medical histories, we allocate our expertise and research to improve their quality of life.
In addition to our mission and vision, Cloud Nine practitioners are active advocates and frequently engage our local communities to ensure everything that can possibly be done, is being done to ensure that children in our local communities are receiving the very best care within the field of medicine.