Casey Dell'Orso

– Syna Lim –


Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Flinders University)

Syna is a qualified Speech Pathologist who has experience working with children and adults with a range of conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome. Syna’s interest in feeding therapy began when her nephew exhibited feeding difficulties and food intolerances from a young age, with difficulty progressing from formula to solid foods. She understands the stress parents often experience during mealtimes on a daily basis, particularly when their child struggles with expanding on the quantity and range of foods accepted.

Additionally, Syna has previously supported individuals with Complex Communication Needs using Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems. She is passionate about creating positive opportunities for communication and social participation during mealtimes. Syna recognises the biopsychosocial factors that can impact mealtimes, and aims to provide functional, meaningful and tailored support in consideration of the family’s goals and circumstances.

– Lynn Boyd –

Bachelor of Education

When not dodging hippos and elephants in Africa as a safari guide and lodge manager, Lynn has been a classroom teacher with a focus on working with children with special needs. Now, happily settled in the Adelaide Hills she enjoys pottering around in her garden with Charlie the Border Collie and his flock of Silkie chooks.  

Lynn completed her Bachelor of Education in 1990 and is currently completing her Certificate 3 Allied Health Assistant course. Lynn works at both our Littlehampton and Kensington Centres. At Lively Eaters Lynn enjoys watching the children grow in confidence as they become part of the ‘Lively Family’. 

Casey Dell'Orso

– Casey Dell’Orso –

Certificate III in Business Administration
Certificate IV in Disability
Certificate III in Education Support

Casey joins the Lively Eaters team with a background in disability support services. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan living with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities, mental health conditions and behavioural support needs.

She has particularly enjoyed working with children in home, school and facility settings with skill development, goal setting and emotional regulation.

Having experience working closely with health professionals to advocate for client needs, she recognises the impact a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to therapy and care can have on a person’s life.

Casey is excited for a new professional endeavour and hopes to bring her passionate and caring nature to the dedicated Lively Eaters team.

Will Liebing

– Jemima Daish –

Master of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Psychological Science

Jem is a registered Occupational Therapist with a passion for working with children and their families. With an undergraduate degree in psychological science, she has a particular interest in mental health and family dynamics. Jem aims to take a holistic and family-centred approach to feeding therapy, looking at feeding in the context of the child, their family and the home/school environment. 

As an occupational therapist, her key work centres around helping individuals re-engage in activities that bring meaning to their life. Participating in feeding and mealtimes are incredibly meaningful occupations. Jem works with the child and their family to seek creative and evidence-based solutions to assist each child to engage.

Will Liebing

– Will Liebing –

Master of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Health Services Management
Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Will is a registered Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with children and their families to achieve best outcomes. He worked in residential aged care for 4 years before a car accident involving a close friend inspired him to pursue a career as an occupational therapist. His main areas of interest include mental health, sensory processing and autism spectrum disorder.

Will believes in taking a strengths based approach when working with clients, and delivers therapy from a person-centred model. He has supported clients across a range of settings including paediatrics, aged care and mental health. 

Outside of work Will enjoys long-distance running and playing basketball. 

Abby Taylor

– Abby Taylor –

Bachelor of Midwifery
Master of Speech Pathology
Member of Speech Pathology Australia

Abby is a qualified Speech Pathologist who initially trained as a Registered Midwife. Her interest in paediatric feeding and swallowing stems from her time spent in the special care babies’ unit. During this period, she educated families around breast and bottle-feeding. Her interested continued to develop in this area and she decided to further her studies by completing a Masters in Speech Pathology. A placement in paediatric feeding (inpatient and outpatient) confirmed her desire to specialise in this area.

Since graduating, Abby has worked in children’s centres, preschools and primary schools with children presenting with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, developmental delays and Sensory Processing Disorder.

As a mother of two young boys, both of whom experienced difficulties with feeding in infancy and beyond, she fully understands the stress such issues can place on a family. She believes building meaningful and trusting relationships with a team of professionals is central to achieving positive outcomes.

Donna Hanna

– Donna Hanna –

Bachelor of Social Work

Donna joins Lively Eaters with over ten years in Customer Service and a Bachelor of Social Work. She has experience working with children under the Guardianship of the Minister and high school students. Donna enjoys welcoming clients and seeing positive outcomes for families. She feels fortunate to be part of a team that cares for children and families.

Libby Dunkley
– Libby Dunkley –

Cert 3 in Allied Health Assistant

Libby is a qualified Allied Health Assistant (cert 3 in Allied Health Assistant). She enjoys working
alongside the therapists to keep sessions running smoothly and efficiently to give the clients the best
outcomes.  Libby has worked in hospitality for several years including as a food service assistant at
Flinders Private Hospital covering diverse roles. She has a love for working with children and seeing
them develop into their own little personalities.

Gemma Morath – Dietitian
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Flinders University)
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)

Gemma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, who’s career transition into this health profession was motivated through her own family experience. Gemma’s three daughters have all experienced food allergy in their early years, and as a result Gemma has seen first hand the benefits that nutrition support from a Dietitian has provided.

Gemma has a keen interest in food allergy and intolerance, and feeding and mealtime difficulties. She has a passion for building positive relationships with food early in childhood, and believes in an evidenced based and multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best possible outcomes for the child and their family.

Gemma has experienced an extreme picky eater in her household, and she understands how stressful, emotional and disruptive mealtimes can be for the whole family.

– Dr Dildeepa Naveen –

Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, India
Diploma in Othorhinolaryngology, India
Diploma in Child Health – Australia 2005
Fellowship (Paediatrics) Royal Australasian
College of Physicians – 2005

Dildeepa is passionate about caring for children and their families. As a parent, she understand the stress and anxiety associated with concerns about a child’s health, development or wellbeing. Dildeepa works collaboratively with families by respecting families’ choices and their decision‐making recognising them as equal partners in supporting the child’s learning and development.

Dildeepa has worked within the Adelaide Paediatric Network including Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Lyell McEwin Hospital, Port Augusta Hospital Services as a trainee for over 7 years. She has worked as a consultant in the Child Development Unit, WCH and currently works as a Consultant on the Metabolic team, WCH. Dildeepa is an affiliate lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

Dildeepa provides specialist paediatric care for newborns, children and adolescents across a range of paediatric medical and developmental conditions. She is committed to supporting families of children, with chronic progressive conditions who have complex care needs, ensuring their care is well coordinated and they are able to access the services they need and receive the best possible care.