- About Us -

Look Hear Australia is an online toolkit designed to assist families and professionals of children with individual, additional and complex needs. Look Hear Australia stands for Library of Online Knowledge for Health and Education Profressionals (Australia).

about us

The goal of Look Hear Australia is to gather resources, websites and information in a one place as which professionals and parents can access when working with children with complex or additional needs.

The internet is a BIG place! The aim of Look Hear Australia is to bring together some of the wonderful resources that are already available to parents, professionals and families!

 

The additional aim of Look Hear Australia is to show how easy it is to modify your workplace, classroom or home for children and adults with additional needs.

Who are the people behind Look Hear Australia you ask?

That would be Tara & Tim Rossow, an Occupational Therapist-Clinical Psychologist couple who found themselves thinking “wouldn’t it be great if everything was in one place”.  After much deliberation, the idea of Look Hear was born.

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Tara Rossow (nee Whiteford) - Founder/Owner

Registered Occupational Therapist

Tara is an experienced Occupational Therapist who has worked in Paediatrics since her graduation from James Cook University in 2012. She has considerable experience working with children who present with diverse physical, developmental, mental health and complex needs and abilities. 

Tara is passionate about helping children and families to achieve their individuals goals, and aims to do this by empowering families. Her therapy motto is "It's not hard to make it easy" and Tara strives support families to develop their own skills set that enables to meet their individual child's and family needs. 

Tara previously worked  at a Specialist School in Oxfordshire, as well as within the NHS in the United Kingdom.

Since their return to Australia in 2024, she is working part time supporting families using the NDIS in the community and in schools in North Queensland.

She continues to build Look Hear in her spare time. 

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Dr Tim Rossow - Founder/Owner

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Tim is a registered Clinical Psychologist (Australia) and Clinical and Counselling Psychologist (United Kingdom) and has worked across a variety of roles since graduating in 2011. He began to focus on working with children, particularly with neurodevelopmental disorders, and their families in 2013. Tim has significant experience working with and assessing children with developmental, learning and mental health needs.

Tim is passionate about understanding behaviour, and helping families, teams and schools to manage different behaviours of children and young people with various needs and abilities. 

Tim completed his Doctoral studies at Reading University, looking at sensory processing and mental health difficulties within Autism Spectrum Disorder/s. He continues to be involved in research both in the UK and internationally, focusing on sensory processing and mental health challenges.  

Since returning to Australia in 2024, Tim currently working in the Education Space, supporting families, educators and Psychologists in school. He works across the Northern Queensland regions, including remote communities.

OUR MEMBERSHIPS

OUR TRAINING

Tara is trained in:

  • Advanced Mentored Clinician - STAR Centre 
  • Trauma and Attachment 
  • Childhood Development 
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Intensive Interaction 
  • Nature and Occupational Therapy 

Tim is trained in:

  • Zones of Regulation 
  • Sensory Processing 
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy 
  • Learning Disabilities 
  • Positive Behaviour Support 

VIDEOS

https://www.macintyrecharity.org/news-blogs/building-relationships/
https://www.facebook.com/MacIntyreCharity1/videos/2258437381034321/