- About Us -
Look Hear Australia is a library of Allied Health resources 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).
The goal of Look Hear Australia is to gather resources, websites and information in "one place" 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. We have also developed a number of resources that are available for purchase in our shop.
Who are the people behind Look Hear Australia you ask?
That would be Tara & Tim Rossow, an Occupational Therapist-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.
Tara is a specialist 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 is currently working at a private Mental Health Hospital for children and young people with acute mental health disorders.
Tim is a highly specialist Clinical and Counselling Psychologist 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 has recently commenced his Doctoral studies at Reading University, looking at sensory processing and mental health difficulties in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder/s.
Tara was on the National Paediatric Taskforce that was a part of developing this Guide to Good Practice.