Occupational therapy (OT) provides support to people whose health or disability makes it hard for them to do the things they would like to do. An occupational therapist can identify your strengths and difficulties, help with solutions, and assist you to take part in everyday life activities. We offer occupational therapy services for adults and child occupational therapy, providing screenings, observation sessions, assessments, direct intervention, and consultancy services. We engage in functional and meaningful activities, aimed at improving attention/concentration, fine and gross motor skills, visual perception, self-care skills, or any underlying sensory processing abilities. Occupational therapists can help you maintain, regain or improve your independence by using different techniques, changing your environment and using new equipment. Our two locations are: Pimpama City Shopping Centre 102 Pimpama Jacobs Well Road Pimpama Hope Island 2/8 Halcyon Way Hope Island Click here to find out more
Danielle Arcidiacono has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and has been an owner and director of an Occupational Therapy and Assistance with Daily Living/Disability Support Work mobile practice on Sydney’s Northern Beaches for a total of 7 years. She has a passion for working with children, their families and multidisciplinary teams in order to reach each child’s optimal ability to support them living their best life. Danielle has seen children with a wide range of diagnoses including Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Delay, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Cortical Visual Impairment, Rett Syndrome and more. She has a particular interest in neurological difficulties. Danielle has worked with children both neurotypically developing and with children with a variety of diagnoses. To fond out more click here
At Developmental Paediatrics, we have a team of professionals who are available for assessment and therapy for children and adolescents with developmental, learning, and behaviour concerns. Where there are concerns about ADHD, in most instances we believe an ideal assessment structure is a multi-disciplinary team assessment, so that specialists meet you together and discuss your child as a team before giving you feedback together. For under 6 year olds, we do this either as part of an Early Childhood Multidisciplinary Clinic. This involves an initial appointment with a Developmental Paediatrician and a Speech Pathologist or Psychologist, which will determine the direction of further assessment and therapy from our team of experts. This can include formal developmental or cognitive assessment tools, autism specific assessments, medical investigations, or assessments in speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, and psychology. For children/adolescents age 6 or above, the Developmental Paediatrics School Age Multidisciplinary Assessment Day has been designed as a comprehensive, collaborative team assessment enabling busy families to have their child or adolescent seen by an expert team in one centre. It is a new and innovative model of complete care designed for 6-17 year old children with developmental, learning, attention, or behavioural concerns, and involves: Development Paediatrician assessment Clinical Psychologist assessment...
Dr Sarah Wilkes-Gillan - Paediatric Occupational Therapy Sydney Dr Sarah Wilkes-Gillan PhD; BAppSc(OT)Hons, is an occupational therapist who specialises in helping children with ADHD develop their social, play and friendship skills. She is passionate about helping children improve these skills. Sarah can help them form positive connections with their peers, parents, siblings and teachers. She will also help them participate in all aspects of their school setting. Sarah provides intervention to children in their homes and schools (and online). She will tailor the intervention provided based on the latest research evidence, your child's needs and family circumstances. Sarah also works at the University of Sydney. She has spent over 10 years researching the play and social skills of children with ADHD and how parents and peers can support children in developing these important life skills. She also offers consultations, where parents can ask general questions about ADHD, where goals for your child and family can be discussed and where Sarah can direct you to services and professionals who can assist you further.
EarlyEd is an early intervention service for children and their families, delivering all the services they need including speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, behaviour support and special education. For over 40 years, as a not for profit organisation, Early Ed have been supporting families across Northern and Western Sydney. Our teams have specialised early intervention skills as well as discipline specific skills to help them assess, set goals and provide interventions that will support the child as a whole as well as their family and community. Our teams of intervention staff work together with families, preschools and childcare to find ways to support children to be ready to learn. Early Ed plan and deliver support in ways that meet the individual needs and interests of each child and family. By creating a team around each child with their family, we take a holistic approach to support, prioritise areas needing support and then work side by side to achieve the best outcomes. For the young child Early Ed has professionals who specialise in supporting early development, inclusion in preschool and transitioning children to school. A team of professionals also specialise in supporting the needs of school-aged children at home, in the community...
Earlysteps is a unique private Occupational Therapy and Podiatry Practice located in the Outer Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne that has a focus on paediatric health for children and adolescents. Clinicians at Earlysteps provide all clients with varied and in depth experience in their relevant fields. They have national registration and are regularly engaging in professional development. Check us out on Facebook here
Head 2 Toe Kids & Family Health is a Multidisciplinary clinic consisting of an experienced team of Allied Health Professionals including our Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapist & Psychologist. Our goal is to provide a holistic and overall, customer focussed health service to children and their families, in the one facility. As parents, we appreciate the convenience of being able to access quality healthcare in the one location. As professionals, we value the specialised input of experts in their field when working together with you to formulate a therapy plan that meets your family’s needs. Our core values are professionalism, respect, collaboration and care. We provide services to kids and families with the following challenges: Feeding concerns Fine and Gross motor developmental concerns Attention difficulties School support School readiness Parenting and family support Learning difficulties Behaviour difficulties Developmental Delay Speech, language and communication Social skills development Childhood trauma Sensory Processing Difficulties At Head 2 Toe, we want to be the best at what we do and provide our families and clients with the most relevant and reliable care. This means we are continuously ensuring our clinicians are up to date and participate in regular training and professional development. Check out...
Kids First Children’s Services are an award-winning team of psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and teachers. We give kids (and their parents and teachers) the practical strategies they need to successfully navigate the ups and downs of preschool, school and life. Regardless of their area of expertise, every member of Kids First’s university educated team uses our 5 step approach to helping kids be the best they can be. It’s called L.E.A.R.N L.E.A.R.N. involves: * Listening carefully to your child and family’s needs * Exploring options and giving ethical, evidence-based advice * Taking Action that is practical and solution focused * Regularly reviewing your child’s progress using our innovative ‘Monthly Milestones’ process * Navigating and graduating so that your child can celebrate their success and move forward with confidence We support children who have self and plan managed NDIS plans too. Click here to find out more
Kids OT Paediactric Occupational Therapy Services Kids OT provide a high level of service in a fun and positive environment. Assessments and therapy intervention can be conducted in our specialised sensory integration clinic or school environment. Kids OT has a strong focus on family-centred practice and works closely with the family and child to develop individualised intervention programs. Their therapists regularly liaise with education staff and other relevant professionals to ensure consistency and collaboration of their service enabling each child to achieve their best results. Range of services include: Assessments, screening and intervention Individual clinic-based intervention School-based intervention services Social or communication skills Group programs Advice and activity ideas for parents and teachers School readiness screenings and assessments Liaison with other service providers and education staff Ongoing progress reviews Access consultation/advice on school modifications for children with special needs Intensive Holiday Group Programs ECIP Early Childhood Intensive Program Martial Methods Contact Kids OT Founder: Amanda Parsons
KITE Centre is a brand new multi-disciplinary Paediatric Medical & Health Centre located in Frenchs Forest. KITE Centre has been developed in partnership by a group of like-minded medical and health professionals. AIM: To support children and families fulfil their potential through integrated, quality healthcare. VALUES: Kids and Families: We value the potential each individual brings to KITE. Integrated: We value a collaborative partnership between KITE’s specialists and families. Teamwork: We value a respectful and cooperative professional service. Environment: We value a nurturing therapeutic and physical environment. GOALS: 1. Family focused - supporting the whole family 2. Multi-disciplinary approach - all under one roof 3. Individualised care plans for each child/adolescent 4. Empowered specialists - enthusiastic, knowledgeable, team-oriented approach 5. Staff Education - Quality Assurance activities, supportive of clinical research Kite Centre now has Occupational Therapy! They are thrilled to have on board highly sought after Paediatric Occupational Therapists, Poonam Shah and Lindy Williams. Poonam and Lindy will be at Kite Monday to Friday. Both ladies currently have available appointments so please do not hesitate to call on 9056 1919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! For information on all the Paediatricians and Allied Health Specialists, please refer...
Learning Links is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with over 40 years of experience in helping kids learn. Our vision is to provide children and young people who have difficulties learning with the skills, services and family support that enable them to reach their full potential. We work with children, parents, carers, families and professionals across Sydney and NSW. How we can help? Our specialist professionals work with children who have learning difficulties/disabilities to address concerns with: • Speech, language and communication • Fine and gross motor development • Literacy and numeracy • Anxiety, depression, low self esteem, social skills and behaviour • Developmental delay, ADHD & Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia, High Functioning Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Our Approach We understand that every child is unique with different strengths and difficulties and that each family has their own set of challenges and goals. We tailor the best possible program for each child and offer families access to a caring and committed team of highly qualified experts across therapy, teaching and psychology. Main Office: Peakhurst 12-14 Pindari Road Peakhurst Other locations: Liverpool Shop 2, 54-56 Macquarie Street (North) Liverpool Bella Vista 6a/7 Meridian Place Bella Vista Maroubra 2, Level 3, Bowen Library Building 669-673 Anzac Parade Maroubra
Deb Hopper from Life Skills 4 Kids is an experienced in-house Occupational Therapist who brings her passion and experience of over 15 years of working with children and youth. Deb and the team from Life Skills 4 Kids just want to be there with you on the ground and provide you with the best evidenced-based resources and empower you with high quality best practice knowledge to help children with a range of difficulties including children with autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, learning difficulties. Even if children don’t have a diagnosis such as Autism and ADHD, our team understands that children often struggle with concentration and attention in class.
Occupational Therapy Helping Children Director/Senior Clinician - Lisa Hughes Occupational Therapy Helping Children is a paediatric private practice which has been operating on the Northern Beaches for over 20 years. We have clinics at Balgowlah and Pymble. Our staff are mature, highly experienced and many have children with whom they have walked the ADHD path. Occupational Therapy Helping Children specialises in treating children with ADHD, sensory processing disorder, developmental disabilities, and learning difficulties. For children with ADHD, occupational therapy can help them with organisation, physical co-ordination and improving their efficiency in everyday tasks. The two main areas that we address with children with ADHD are: Self-regulation - teaching a child to identify and adjust their level of alertness; Executive functioning - teaching a child organisational skills, preparing for and making smooth transitions between events, problem solving and time management. At our practice we teach the child how to develop the skills to help them function more effectively and we educate the family about how to create a home environment and routine that is going to support their child’s needs. Occupational Therapy Helping Children offer a practice at Balgowlah and Pymble in addition to working within the school environment.
Our mission is to enable adults diagnosed with ADHD to participate in meaningful life activities, reach their full potential, achieve their goals and improve general well-being. OT 4 ADHDULTS (∴adults) is a private occupational therapy practice. The clinical practice guidelines for adults with ADHD (Royal College of Psychiatrists, Scotland, 2017) state the input of occupational therapists (OTs) can be particularly useful to help patients structure their time, improve organisational skills, and assist with further education and employment. Occupational therapy is practical, enabling clients to participate in activities they need, want or are expected to do in the home, work or community. OTs are skilled in modifying environments and selecting aids, and adept at breaking down tasks into manageable steps that encourage initiation and increase productivity. OTs provide holistic care by supporting mental, emotional and physical health: trained to identify individual strengths and address challenges in performing activities. Occupational therapy rebates are available through Medicare and many private health extras. OT 4 ADHDULTS provides tailored, collaborative support to clients Australia wide via Telehealth. Visit www.OT4ADHDULTS.com.au to read more.
Hi! We're Pepper Kids Therapy, an early childhood, early intervention provider for speech pathology, occupational therapy, and psychology with clinics in Eight Mile Plains, Loganholme, Brendale, and Labrador. We service self managed and plan managed NDIS participants, Medicare referrals, and private clients, focusing on the care of children up to the age of 18. Our team of health professionals offer a range of carefully tailored therapy programs to suit the needs of your child, and are experts in the NDIS. * Our OTs work with children to build independence and fundamental functional skills, including self-regulation, sensory processing and more. * Our speech pathologists can assist with speech, communication, listening, understanding, social skills and a whole lot more. * Our psychologists can help children to improve their coping skills, social skills and behaviour management. We cannot wait to welcome you into one of our clinics. Click here for our locations
Ruth Rosenthal - Paediatric Occupational Therapist I am a paediatric occupational therapist with over 30 years experience working with children and teenagers with: ASD ADD/ADHD Gross and Fine Motor Coordination Difficulties Handwriting Difficulties Visual Perceptual Difficulties Learning Difficulties Developmental Delay Hearing & Vision Impairment Cerebral Palsy I have worked at a number of special needs schools including Giant Steps Sydney and Alice Betteridge School (RIDBC). I am NDT trained and have experience with sensory processing difficulties. I offer an individualised, family-based, personal service to all my clients. Registered for Medicare and NDIS.
The Spark Therapy Services is a Melbourne-based paediatric Occupational Therapy (OT) team. Our aim is to support children and their families to flourish in their everyday lives. Our experienced team of Occupational Therapists (OT's) provide Occupational Therapy appointments from our clinic based in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We also offer regular parent education sessions. Our OT's can also visit clients in their home setting, at school, kinder or childcare. The Spark is an NDIS provider for Occupational Therapy.
Thrive provides an integrative whole-child approach to improving attention, learning and coordination. At Thrive, by combining the crucial ingredients of learning success, our comprehensive approach promotes lasting changes in neural and muscular function, improving the ability to learn. Bringing the best in Occupational Therapy practice, our cutting-edge, individualised programs enhance the way the brain organises and processes information preparing all kids to learn more efficiently.