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Hannah Swifte
Principal Occupational Therapist; Owner


Hannah graduated her occupational therapy bachelor degree in 2013. She has always had a passion for working with children and has developed a very special interest in the area of childhood behaviour and sensory processing. In 2015, Hannah founded Learn & Grow OT due to love for working in paediatrics, but also to fill the forever growing need for private paediatric occupational therapy in Mackay.

Hannah has 2 young children of her own who support her ever aching love for helping kids reach their goals in a fun and exciting way. 

Lauren Peady
Senior Occupational Therapist



Lauren is a passionate, energetic, and motivated woman who joined LGOT in 2017. Lauren graduated with her bachelor of occupational therapy in 2013; where, through her placements, first fell in love with the wonderful world of childhood development. Her experience grew from there as she became a mum and has now 3 beautiful boys to keep her passion for childhood development growing.


Lauren thrives off of educating and working with families, teachers and significant others to assist children in all areas of life! 

Amber Brown
Occupational Therapist


Amber is a Mackay local who became a part of our team in early 2020. She graduated her bachelor of occupational therapy (Honours) in 2019 where we were lucky enough to have her jump straight on board for her post-graduate year to offer her enthusiastic attitude to our LGOT family. 

As a very family-oriented person, Amber shares our passion for working with kids and their families to reach their goals. 


Georgia is another Mackay local who joined the LGOT team in early 2021. Georgia graduated her bachelor of occupational therapy alongside Amber in 2019 where she spent her post-graduate year working in adults mental health. An increased interest in developing her skills in the paediatric world of OT drove Georgia to join our team where she is now a great asset for our service as she brings along a bubbly personality and a driving passion for supporting children reach their true potential in everyday life.  


Janine is our amazing new therapy assistant who graduated in 2022. We had the pleasure to accommodate Janine for her placement during her study and loved her fun, bubbly energy so much, we had to have her as part of our team at LGOT. 

Janine has had great experience in working with children where she has experience in working in childcare as well as dance teaching. To top it off, Janine shares our LGOT passion in supporting children to reach their potential in fun and exciting ways! 

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Sarah recently joined LGOT and has been a great asset to our team. She is our front line person who you will usually be in contact with first and takes on all behind the scene tasks to help our service operate at its best! 

Sarah is a wonderful fit to our team as she brings with her passion for supporting children and, having a gorgeous baby boy of her own, she understands the whirlwind of parenthood. Sarah is very approachable and takes good care of us all! 

Georgia Camilleri
Occupational Therapist

Sarah Marsh

Janine Schatkowski
Allied Health Assistant

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