Sharpy - OTFC
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Sharpy

Degrees: Bachelor Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Brief Work history: OTFC, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Interests (outside of work): Sport, music, swimming with whales and being with friends

Favourite childhood memory: Playing footy with dad

Favourite childhood game: Monopoly

Favourite movie: Star Wars or Batman

If you weren’t an OT/ what would you do? Rock star or Footy player

 

Michael Sharp (better known as Sharpy) graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of South Australia in 2013. He has been a member of the OTFC team since 2015. He previously worked for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Whyalla and was also flown up to Coober Pedy for work with the RFDS. While working in Mental Health, Sharpy developed a particular interest in sensory based work, ASD and young people with behavioural and emotional difficulties. He enjoys working with young people from a sensory perspective and has a special interest in attachment work with children and their families. Sharpy has helped run camps, coach school soccer teams and loves playing with his little cousins. He has always loved working with children, teenagers and families and has a strong passion for helping young people reach their potential. Since starting at OTFC he has worked with many children and families both one on one and in group settings.  His working days are Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. As the tallest member of the OTFC family, he seamlessly is able to get down to any child’s height and interact with them on their level. He is funny and kind and his gentle nature makes his kids feel safe so they can be the best they can be. Look out for Sharpy’s group that he will be running in 2017 “Adding another piece to the puzzle” where this time the focus in on helping parents be the best they can be for their child.