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Our Occupational Therapists work together with clients to develop goal-directed care to support them to maximise their independence, safety and quality of life at home and in the community. Occupational Therapists look at activities that are meaningful to the client including taking care of oneself (and others), domestic tasks, community and daily routines such as school/education, and work.

Adult Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapy team can support independence and safety through recommending:

  • Equipment such as shower stools, long handled aids and electric lift recliner chairs
  • Minor home modifications such as hand rails in the bathroom and toilet
  • Major home modifications such as ramps
  • Ways to get around the home and community including wheelchairs and mobility scooters
  • Strategies to help reduce the risk of falls
  • Strategies to manage energy throughout day to day tasks
  • Strategies to manage cognitive and memory changes
  • Strategies to minimise the risk of developing a pressure injury
  • Referrals to other disciplines and services

Child Occupational Therapy

Occupation Therapists support children in their day-to-day tasks.

Our therapists work with children 0-12 years including those with Early childhood early intervention and NDIS plans.

Children are referred to our Occupational Therapy service for assistance with daily routines and to be involved in activities that are appropriate for their age including:

  • Self-care skills: dressing, eating, cutlery use, bathing, toileting, grooming, sleep routines.
  • Hand Skills: scissor skills, grasp, handwriting, drawing, construction, shoelace tying, doing up zips and clothing clips.
  • Following and completing routines: getting ready for school, going to school, looking after their belongings, following instructions.
  • Play skills: join in age appropriate play including: pretend play, table- top tasks such as puzzle skills and craft activities.
  • Social skills: learning to play with others, taking turns, sharing, responding to other’s emotions and requests, problem solving in social situations.
  • Sensory needs: support children who may seek out or avoid different types of sensory input through their body senses. For example sound, touch, smell, movement and sight.

Youth Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists can work with you to help you to be able to do the activities you want or need to do at home, school or work such as:

  • Managing stress, coping skills, keeping well
  • Accessing sporting, social and recreational opportunities
  • Driving or using Public Transport
  • School – social issues, study skills
  • Work skills – applications, finding and keeping employment
  • Home environment, cooking skills, budgeting, paying bill
  • Concentration, attention, problem solving at school


Service Offered

  • In-home
  • Centre
  • Child – Drysdale
  • Child – Groups  (contact to find out more)
  • Child – Telehealth
  • Child – Early Learning Centres / School visits