Lil Peeps was founded by Berry Johnston, owner and Principal Occupational Therapist. Lil Peeps is a private paediatric Occupational Therapy service, offering a range of assessment, intervention and consultation services to schools and families in the Perth metro area. Telehealth services are also available to regional and remote communities.
Berry graduated from Curtin University in 2002, with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and is a member of the Developmental Occupational Therapy Association, OT representative on the Professional Advisory Board (ADHD WA), and Deputy Chair of the Kids Support Committee for Variety WA, Professional Member of Early Childhood Intervention Australia, and associate member of the Australian Institute of Management. Berry has vast experience in the paediatric setting including working with both families and schools, including children with a diagnosis and those with general developmental needs. These roles have been as a therapist, clinical specialist, manager and project manager. A great deal of Berry's current practice at Lil Peeps includes providing a consultancy service to schools, in the form of professional training and support, screening and assessment services and program design.
Lil Peeps currently has relationships with a number of CEWA schools, where kindy or pre-primary screening services are offered on-site at the school, as well as follow up intervention. This model is very effective in providing efficient access to early intervention and we collaborate closely with other service providers supporting the school.
Berry is also completing her PhD through Curtin University looking at the efficacy of a prewriting program
Occupational Therapists working for Lil Peeps are required to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registry, Medicare provider number, COVID vaccination and have a WA Working with Children Check. They also have professional indemnity and public liability insurance in place.
Lil Peeps can also provide therapy assistant services. All occupational therapy assistants are currently studying Occupational Therapy and have a COVID vaccination, WA Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check. These assistants implement plans under the supervision and direction of an occupational therapist.