“Spread kindness around like confetti.”
-Kid President

Your Team

Sam Pollock

Sam Pollock

Inclusion & Education Consultant

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Certificate IV Therapy Assistance (Speech)
  • Working with Vulnerable People (ACT)
  • Working With Children Check (NSW)

Background

Sam has an extensive experience delivering inclusive intervention and education services within the Early Childhood, Education and Disability sectors.

Sam is passionate about and an advocate for inclusion within the Education and Disability sectors; with a special interest in working with children with a variety of learning difficulties.

Sam has extensive experience implementing a strength-based approach when working with educators, children and families to build their capacity, access and integrate therapeutic supports in mainstream education and community settings and overcome daily challenges.

Mel Craswell

Melissa Adams

Administration, Social Skill Consultant and Mentor

Qualifications

  • Professional Photographer
  • Lived Experience – parent of a child with additional needs.
  • Working with Vulnerable People (ACT)
  • Working With Children Check (NSW)

Background

Mel was born in Canberra and now has two young children who keep her active. Mel was a press photographer for 16 years and this gave her the opportunity to meet and work locally with many Canberrans. Mel is actively engaged as a member of her local community and enjoys interacting with children and families. Mel has experience providing high quality, family centred administrative support and will work with you to accommodate your needs and fulfil your requests. In 2013, Mel’s daughter was diagnosed with Potocki Lupski Syndrome. This has given Mel a greater understanding of the importance of Inclusion within the community. Mel’s personal experience and exposure to a range of intervention services within the sector provided her with insight for the need for social support in the community. Her passion for social inclusion, empathy, and life experiences allow her to support clients to develop social skills, build their self-esteem and self-confidence to develop friendships and peer relationships in their mainstream environments.

Ken Kroeger

Ken Kroeger

Assistive Technology Consultant

Qualifications

  • Computer Systems Design, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Entrepreneur, Business Development
  • Working With Vulnerable People (ACT)
  • Working with Children Check (NSW)

Background

Ken has spent over thirty years working across diverse technical and leadership roles within the technology sector. At Catalyst Interactive, an international training company, Ken’s participation in the design, development and deployment of training programs for industrial operations, transport systems, government, defence, law enforcement and tertiary and vocational training sectors provides him a high level of expertise in both hardware and software technologies and their application, use and benefits for learning.

This background, combined with having managed major projects allows Ken to work effectively with you, your child, their teachers, and other specialists to implement assistive technologies that promote access and support independence within your child’s mainstream environment – including their reading and writing development, task scheduling, time management and digital communication capability.

SPSIS Therapy Dog Rosie

Rosie

Therapy Dog-in-Training

Qualifications

  • Puppy School Graduate
  • Dog Training in Progress

Background

Rosie joined our team in January 2021. She is a golden retriever x cocker spaniel. She loves running through the grass, and playing games. Rosie’s confidence and curiosity continues to grow every day and loves the opportunity to meet new people and other family pets. Rosie has a gentle temperament and is house trained (almost!). Rosie loves peanut butter and playing fetch. Rosie is excited to start her therapy dog training and to meet our wonderful families.