Occupational therapists provide assessment and therapy for children who are experiencing difficulties in their development and learning. The areas occupational therapists may assess include play skills, self-care skills, feeding skills, sensory processing, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, visual-motor coordination, visual perception, handwriting, social skills and self-esteem.

This indicates that the Occupational Therapist is registered with Medicare to provide rebated sessions via the Chronic Disease Management services with referral via GP


Kathy Walmsley OT

Kathy Walmsley

Floreat, WA

: 0424288779

Kathy is available to provide early intervention support for parents with children with autism and neurodiverse presentations. She has expansive experience and credentials in using a play and developmentally based approach ( DIR/Floortime). Her focus is on supporting parents and primary caregivers in their understanding of their child's individual differences and to empower them to use their relationship with their child to support their child and family. Telehealth and visits to home and natural environments within travel limits are available

  • Registered for Better Access to Mental Health

Skillbuilders Therapy Services & Products for Children

Penny Melsom, Caryn Mincherton, Natalie Lea

Unit 19/41 Catalano Circuit, CANNING VALE, WA 6155 Unit 1/24 Hammond Rd, COCKBURN CENTRAL, WA 6164

: 08 9332 2223 (CanningVale) and 08 9417 4903 (Cockburn Central) or 0407 442 659

Secondary Email: penny@skillbuilders.com.au

Website: http://www.skillbuilders.com.au

Skillbuilders has provided family-centred therapy services for children aged 0-18 years for the past 26 years. Our team includes OT, Physio & Speech Therapy. Our centres are based at Cockburn Central and Canning Vale. We provide services in schools, day care centres and homes. Skillbuilders Therapy also includes a large range of products to support children in their development. All these items can be seen at www.skillbuilders.com.au, and also at our Cockburn location. Guidance in equipment selection is available to families from across the state.

  • Registered for Helping Children with Autism
  • Registered for Better Start for Children with Disability

Katy Rutter Occupational Therapy

Katy Rutter

51a Tasman St, Mount Hawthorn

: 0422 520 188

Katy Rutter Occupational Therapy provides services to improve quality of life in an affordable way that is accessible to all. It is an holistic practice that uses a family-centred approach to help individuals improve their skills, overcome challenges and increase their independence through problem solving whilst having fun. I tailor programs to individual needs including assessments, reports, individual sessions, small groups, in home, school or workplace. Sessions focus on fine motor, gross motor, perceptual, sensory, cognitive, play, social and self-care areas.

Foundations for Learning

Geraldine Ferry Smith

28 Hideaway Cove, Halls Head, WA 6210

: 0400124448

Website: http://www.foundationsforlearning.com.au

Geraldine combines extensive practical experience with post-graduate academic qualifications in learning disabilities and occupational therapy. Difficulties with handwriting, fine motor skill development, school readiness and written language are common reasons for referral. Foundations for Learning provides a flexible and responsive individualised program for children who are learning to write and for students and adults who need to improve their writing or relearn how to write after illness or injury. Geraldine works with participants in the NDIS scheme and other private and public programs

  • Registered for Better Access to Mental Health

Potential Therapy Services for Children

Hollie Rogan, Emily Warmington, Courtney Belstead

unit 3/30 Burler Drive VASSE Western Australia 6280

: (08)9754 3061 or 0431108400

Secondary Email: hollie@potentialtherapyservices.com.au

Website: http://www.potentialtherapyservices.com.au

Potential Therapy Services for Children is a Paediatric multidisciplinary allied health service in the South West. Our OT's work with children in areas incl. sensory processing/emotion regulation, attention and concentration, motor skills, visual perceptual skills, play, social competencies, feeding. We utilise a number of specialised programmes incl. Social Thinking Curriculum, S.O.S Approach to Feeding, DIR Floortime. We work from a client and family centred model with a focus on function in our clinic/sensory gym, at home, school or in the community. We are a registered NDIS Provider

  • Registered for Helping Children with Autism
  • Registered for Better Start for Children with Disability

OT to Your Door

Susanne Parker

P.O Box 817 Scarborough 6922

: 0481 590 089

Website: http://ottoyourdoor.com.au/

Susanne has over 20 years of experience as an OT working with children and can provide OT services in the comfort and convenience of your home. For children aged 2-12 yrs and their families. SUSANNE CAN VISIT YOU AND/OR PROVIDE SERVICES VIA TELEHEALTH using Coviu, a secure and easy-to-use video conferencing platform. SATURDAY appointments are available on request. Providing support where children are experiencing difficulties with fine motor skills, in particular handwriting, coordination, sensory processing/ emotional regulation, visual perception, and independence in daily activities.

Equip for Life

Fiona Kemp

West Leederville WA 6007

: 0412 901 754

Equip for Life is a private OT service providing a range of service to families that have a child with a disability, particularly those with complex or multiple disabilities. Services are provided within the home, school, day care or other relevant settings. Services can include: direct intervention, one off consultations, programme development, recreation options and programmes, equipment prescription, home modifications, staff training. Services are available for people of all ages and disabilities. Equip for Life is based in metro Perth, but visits to country areas can be arranged.

  • Registered for Helping Children with Autism
  • Registered for Better Start for Children with Disability

AIM Therapy for Children

Jasmine Fong, Emma Lessing, Candice Thomas, Rinda Strydom, Thuy Anh McGrath, Shannon Jakovcevic

1b/228 Cambridge Street, Wembley WA 6014 1/101 Winton Rd, Joondalup WA 6027 8/83 Catalano Circuit Canning Vale WA 6155 2 Waldron Boulevard, Mandurah WA 6210

: 08 61508339 or 08 93003544

Secondary Email: claire@aimtherapy.com.au

Website: http://www.aimtherapy.com.au

At AIM Therapy we are passionate about helping children to improve their skills while also having fun! We offer Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology and Physiotherapy for children. Our main premises are located in Perth including Wembley, Joondalup and Canning Vale, all providing multidisciplinary services. Our secondary premises are located in Rockingham and Mandurah, all providing Occupational Therapy services. We also provide home and school visits, ask us if we can come to you.

  • Registered for Better Access to Mental Health
  • Registered for Helping Children with Autism
  • Registered for Better Start for Children with Disability

Freshwater Therapy Services

Kirsty Whitehouse

Unit 2/45 Station Road Margaret River WA 6285

: (08)97476006

Website: http://www.freshwatertherapy.com.au

Located in the beautiful Margaret River Region, Freshwater Therapy Services is a developmental occupational therapy service for young people ages 0-18yrs. We have a warm and welcoming space with a small team of dedicated, experienced therapists in a well-resourced clinic. We focus on helping young people to build connections, support their development, and participate in the things that are important to them in a creative, fun and caring environment. We want families to feel respected, supported and cared for.



48 Shakespeare St

: 0403285855

Secondary Email: sleeplinksperth@gmail.com

Website: http://www.sleeplinks.com.au

Community based occupational therapy service with focus on sleep, for people of all ages with developmental, neuro-motor, neurological and health conditions.

Updated: 27.03.2023