About Us

Our Team


Hayley Hughes

Director and Senior Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies


Hayley is a certified Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Australia (AHPRA). Hayley established Tools 4 Life, as she is passionate about empowering children and teens with practical and effective strategies to promote independence and engagement in their everyday activities.


Hayley has acquired advanced knowledge and skills for working with children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


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Erin Keegan 









Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Erin obtained a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) from Griffith University. She has a strong interest and passion for supporting children, adolescents and young adults achieve their goals through implementing individualised, family-centred and holistic intervention plans. Erin has experience working with clients who have experienced behavioral and social challenges, sensory processing difficulties and developmental delays.

Erin works with clients in a client-centred, evidence-based, theory-driven and occupation-centred manner. 

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Liz May

Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Liz graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Griffith University. 

Liz realised her desire to work as an Occupational Therapist and support children, adolescents and young adults when she completed her 4th year clinical placement at Tools 4 Life.

Liz is passionate about working collaboratively with clients and their families. Liz understands that each client is unique, and will tailor her therapy approach to best suit each individual’s needs.


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Meredith Kermond

Occupational Therapy Assistant 

Doctor of Philosophy (Science)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)


Meredith has a PhD in Science and a Bachelor of Education. She has a decade of experience working as a primary school Teacher. During her teaching career, Meredith developed a passion for working with children with learning difficulties.


Meredith pursued her passion and is now an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Tools 4 Life. Her role involves working with the therapy team to develop and run the group programs at Tools 4 Life. Meredith can also work with your child's Occupational Therapist to provide additional therapy services. 

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