At WonderKids we have several Occupational Therapy qualified professionals, all based in Malta. This specialisation is led by Ema Bartolo, BSc. (hons)
Occupational Therapy and
MSc. Sensory Integration
WonderKids focuses on empowering and coaching families to cater for their child’s needs into the home and community setting.
Would your child benefit from WonderKids Services?
Your child would benefit from visiting WonderKids if they are experiencing challenges in their daily life. Our team of paediatric professionals can help by evaluating the underlying reasons behind the challenges that your child is encountering. The comprehensive assessment will determine your child’s developmental level and how these impact on the school and home environment. This will determine further recommendations for treatment.
- Does your child experience a delay in reaching developmental milestones such as language, motor or social/emotional skills?
- Does your child struggle to participate in everyday tasks?
- Does your child experience difficulties with learning and academic achievement?
- Does your child struggle with learning new motor tasks such as writing, feeding, dressing or play skills?
- Do you observe your child to be easily distracted and struggle with paying attention?
- Does your child experience difficulties with behavior and social interaction?
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Why choose us?
We support families and teachers through workshops, social media, online resources and consultative meetings to learn how to better understand the child’s needs.
Meet Our Professionals
Ema Bartolo/Occupational Therapist
Ema is a state registered Occupational therapist who has been working in paediatric field for the past 11 years. She obtained her Occupational Therapy degree with the University of Malta and has a Master Degree in Sensory Integration with the University of Ulster. Ema has gained her clinical expertise by working in various paediatric sectors such as schools, outpatient clinics, neonatal intensive care, inpatient care and private clinics. She focuses her practice as a Sensory Integration Specialist for children with neurodevelopmental and sensory integration difficulties. She is currently leading the Occupational Therapy team at WonderKids.
Maria balzan/Occupational Therapist
Maria is a state registered Occupational therapist who has recently graduated with a BSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of Malta. She was inspired to choose this career by her sister who has Autism and Global Developmental Delay. Maria had the opportunity to work within several areas included the CDAU as well as the disability sector in Wales. Currently, she works with persons with different abilities from young ages to older adults, including those with difficult and challenging behavoiur. Her interest is mostly working with young children. Maria is currently continuing her professional knowledge and reading for an MSc in Sensory Integration with Ulster University.
Rosalie Agius /Speech and Language Pathologist
Rosalie graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Communication Therapy in 2017. Her undergraduate thesis focused on language and communication skills in children with Autism and Language Delay. As a student and newly graduate, she has worked for many years in the paediatric sector and this encouraged her to develop a special interest in working with children. Currently, Rosalie works within the education department where she offers her service in schools. She was also involved in sessions which provided training to parents, learning support educators and teachers with regards early communication skills and strategies which can be used to enhance these skills. She is passionate about helping children acquire their speech, language and social communication skills. Through her work experience, Rosalie has gained skills and techniques which are essential when working with children. She believes in adopting a holistic approach by involving the client, the parents and other professionals in her interventions.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Sensory Specialist
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What Parents Say
My child loved going to therapy at WonderKids, he felt understood and worked very hard during the sessions. He was always talking about the fun time that he has with his therapist and that has drastically contributed to his progress. I really could not ask for more as a parent and am very proud of what Tom has achieved.
The therapists at WonderKids take good care of our wellbeing as parents and I have always felt cared and supported. WonderKids feels like a safe haven both for me as a parent as well as for my child.
We have been going to various practitioners to understand our daughter’s behaviors. We were getting tired and overwhelmed with all the back and forth appointments and we felt we were not making any real progress. At WonderKids our Occupational Therapist gave us the necessary time to help us understand our daughter’s development and therapeutic trajectory. We were involved in the whole process and that was very reassuring. We can’t thank you enough.
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