Brian Hoare

Caulfield South, Victoria

Occupational therapist, educator

This internationally respected paediatric occupational therapist is on a mission to improve the outcomes of therapy for children with cerebral palsy by integrating research, teaching and technology. Brian has created the successful CPToys app and portal, which helps parents and health professionals match essential therapy toys with a child’s particular developmental goals and age. Brian is now working to integrate an educational tool that provides best-practice guidance and easy-to-understand tutorials that can help bring about a culture change in the approach to therapy. He also plans to develop a global toy swap capability that would enable families to pass on vital therapy toys to other children in Australia and beyond.