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

Metro - North of the River

Building Blocks OT 4 Kids

Maria Fuentes Arrocha, Trina MacAdam, Nicola Hawkins

Suite 9 Kingsley Professional Centre 56 Creaney Drive KINGSLEY WA 6026

: 9409 5510 or 0450 700 836

Website: http://www.buildingblocksot4kids.com

Experienced therapists provide individual and small group therapy at the clinic, child’s school, day care or family home dependent upon the child’s needs. Children aged 1-12 years receive assistance with: fine motor skills (including handwriting); gross motor skills; sensory processing; attention and concentration; social and emotional skills (including managing anxiety); sleep, meal time and toileting; and play skills. HiCaps available. Rebates may be available through private insurance or Medicare including through the below listed programs.

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

Shine OT

Jen O'Shea

Wembley Downs, Perth, Western Australia

: 0406087656

Secondary Email: [email protected]

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

Shine OT is a specialised paediatric Occupational Therapy practice offering services to children from 2 years of age onwards. Shine OT is a mobile service providing OT to clients North of the river. OT can be provided in the school, home or daycare setting. We provide expert knowledge and intervention in the following areas: Fine Motor, Gross motor, Sensory Processing, Self regulation, Visual Perception, Handwriting, School readiness. Shine OT also provides Kindy and Preprimary screening to schools.

Step Ahead Occupational Therapy Services

Corene Wainstein

284 Alexander Drive Dianella Perth WA 6059

: 0410651755

Secondary Email: [email protected]

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

Child and Family centred Paediatric Private Practice for babies, children and young adults up to the age of 13 years. Work closely with other offsite Multi- Disciplinary Teams and Professionals. Experienced staff provide mainly clinic based individual and small group therapy sessions, and assessments to address individual needs. Gross and fine motor skills, sensory processing, modulation of attention and behaviours, learning/handwriting and self care skills to help children to develop the confidence and skills for activities they want to or need to do and to reach their potential.

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

Sensory Connections Therapy Services

Kathy Walmsley, Sharon Campbell, Leigh van Heerden, Kerrie Wallace, Catherina Patterson,

104 Keightley Road West, Shenton Park, 6018

: 08 9382 8538 or 0424288779

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

We are a private well established paediatric practice, founded in 2003. We are based in a comfortable home like environment in Shenton Park, with a range of spaces including a large gym and smaller therapy rooms. Our team of senior therapists, are committed to supporting each child to reach their potential and to empower parents with the knowledge and skills that they need to support their children's development. We work with children with autism, developmental delays, regulatory and sensory processing disorders, motor based disorders including dyspraxia.

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

I Can! Occupational Therapy


PO Box 6 Inglewood WA

: +61424290271

Secondary Email: [email protected]

I'm an occupational therapist, living in Maylands with 12 years experience in paediatrics and disability. I love working with children and their families to achieve independence in every day tasks, like dressing, feeding, toileting, play and self regulation. I have experience working with children with Autism, ADHD, developmental delay, intellectual disability, Rhett's, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome. I am Medicare and private health fund registered, have working with children clearance and police clearance as well as insurance.

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. Clients are seen in Halls Head, with a mobile service operating between Perth and Bunbury.

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

Kids Cancer Support Playgroup


3 Goollelal Drive Kingsley

: 0451081725

Secondary Email: [email protected]

Facilator of a Playgroup for Children, siblings and families from the Oncology Wars at PCH and PMH 3b. Focus is to give children opportunities for child directed play, social skills and learning something ways to develop healthy coping skills to assist them on their oncology and life journey. Children PCH and sibling 0-7.

AIM Therapy for Children

Jasmine Fong, Emma Lessing, Candice Thomas, Rinda Strydom, Aimee Harris, Thuy Anh McGrath, Shannon Jakovcevic, Elyse Perry

1b/228 Cambridge Street, Wembley WA 6014 1/101 Winton Rd, Joondalup WA 6027 4/57 Wheatley Street, Gosnells WA 6110 8 Goddard Street, Rockingham WA 6168 2 Waldron Boulevard, Mandurah WA 6210

: 08 61508339 or 08 93003544

Secondary Email: [email protected]

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 Gosnells, all providing multidisciplinary services. Our secondary premises are located in Forrestdale, 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

Blossom Therapy WA

Emma Marpole

The Whitford Family Centre 21C Endeavour Road Hillarys, 6025

: 0405181196 or 0405181196

Secondary Email: [email protected]

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

We have 16 years experience working with children 0-18 years old with a variety of needs. We work from a clinic in Hillarys and also in schools, day care centres and in homes. We develop individualised plans, where the interventions are fun, evidence based, family friendly and focused on enhancing development and independence. Areas addressed include fine motor, gross motor, self-care and play skills. Also, Motor planning, sensory processing and attention skills. We are part of a multidisciplinary team providing occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology services.

Abilitations Occupational Therapy Service

Toni Farquharson

4 Myrtle Avenue, Sorrento, 6020

: 0419960577

Secondary Email: [email protected]

School and home visiting service providing assessment and intervention for children with prewriting, writing and drawing, fine motor control, thinking skills – problem solving and perception, visual processing and pre-reading, planning and organisation, body control and posture, attention to task and sensory processing difficulties.

Finding Balance Occupational Therapy and Play Therapy

Nina Fitch

Chelsea Village Suite 2/145 Stirling Highway Nedlands. WA 6009

: (08) 9389 1792 or 0409 680 716

Secondary Email: [email protected]

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

Finding Balance Occupational Therapy and Play Therapy offers a unique and well respected service to children, adolescents, families and educators. We address concerns with developmental and learning difficulties and worked empathetically with children and families experiencing emotional, social and mental health issues.

  • Registered for Better Access to Mental Health

North Beach Occupational Therapy

Bernadette Wiegele

16 Millar Rd North Beach 6020

: 08 94488170 or 0466726896

Website: http://www.facebook.com/NorthBeachOccupationalTherapy

Over 25 years experience with assessment ant treatment of children up to 12 years. Individual sessions only. Treatment of sensory, postural control, attention/ concentration , organisation, fine and gross motor, visual perception, handwriting and self care needs. Uses play, music, sensory activities along with structured learning goals to enhance function at school and home. Bernadette works in a team with an experienced Speech Pathologist and Psychologist.Continues with ongoing training with Developmental Issues, ADHD, Sensory Processing, Sensory Integration, Handwriting, Literacy and Play

West Coast Occupational Therapy Services

Rebecca Eley, Felicity Matthews

Unit 13/1 The Gateway Edgewater WA 6027

: 08 9301 0052

Website: http://www.westcoasttherapy.com

Private paediatric occupational therapy practice, offering assessment and intervention services to children aged 3-12 years of age. Areas of intervention include, fine and gross motor skills, handwriting, sensory development, visual perceptual skills, core strength and stability, body awareness and coordination, attention, and self care skills. We believe in providing client centred practice, with close consultation with family, school and other key support people.

Skillbuilders Therapy Services & Products for Children

Penny Melsom, Maria Rosenius, Caryn Mincherton

Unit 5/2 Queensgate Drive, CANNING VALE, WA 6155 Unit 1/24 Hammond Rd, COCKBURN CENTRAL, WA 6164

: 08 9332 2223 (CanningVale) and 08 9417 4903 (Cockburn Central)

Secondary Email: [email protected]

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

Skillbuilders has provided family-centred therapy services for children aged 0-18 years for the past 21 years. Our team includes OT, Physio & Speech Therapy. Our centres are based at Cockburn Central and our Leeming practice has just moved to 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

iThrive - Occupational Therapy for Children

Hayley Huxtable

2/178 Railway Parade, West Leederville

: (08) 9381 2614 or 0411 890 364

Secondary Email: [email protected]

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

iThrive West Leederville offers the assessment and intervention of school aged children (3-18 years) who may be experiencing learning difficulties such as ADHD or other attentional difficulties, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, high functioning autism, behavioural issues and sensory processing disorder (SPD). We assist with handwriting, reading, comprehension, numeracy, fine and gross motor strength and co-ordination. Most of all we wish to help children achieve their best to improve maintain their self-efficacy and ease any anxieties or difficulties they may be facing in school and in life.

  • Registered for Better Access to Mental Health

Gymworks Occupational Therapy

Helen Cooper, Sue Beurteaux, Kimberley Parrant, Jane Vince Jones, Karen McGrogan, Katy Rutter, Rhianna deVries, Joanne Yap

1-100 Walters Drive Osborne Park WA 6017

: 6164 9631 or 0412 710 957

Secondary Email: [email protected]

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

Gymworks OT offers assessment and a wide range of programs for children including our popular Gymworks OT program, "Write-On" Handwriting Club, Foodworks fussy eaters, ALERT sensory regulation, and Fitness Fridays gym only. We believe in working hand in hand with families, teachers and other health professionals to help children reach their potential whether they have DCD, ASD, ADHD or a specific learning disorder such as dysgraphia or difficulties with fine motor skills. We have a number of allied health professionals on site including Bubbles Speech Pathology and Let's Go Physio.

  • Registered for Better Start for Children with Disability

Perth Children's Occupational Therapy

Sarina Shirazee

Mobile practice

: 0414657142

Website: https://www.pcot.com.au/

Perth Children's Occupational therapy is a mobile practice servicing children aged 2-16 years of age in the Perth metropolitan area. Assessment and individual therapy is provided for children experiencing a range of difficulties, including but not limited to attention, self-esteem, sensory processing, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, visual perception, self-care tasks, handwriting and literacy. We take a holistic, family-centred approach to therapy, ensuring children's independence in all environments. Rebates may be available through private health insurance or Medicare.

  • Registered for Better Access to Mental Health

Gillian Hurley

Gillian Hurley

64 Finnerty Street KARRINYUP 6018

: (08) 9446 3658 or 0478 611 340

Provides individual therapy services to adolescents, university students and children. Specialises in assessment and intervention with upper primary and high school students. Has extensive experience with assessment and reporting process for (1) high school students needing special provisions in timed assessments; (2) Year 12 students applying to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) for special provisions in WACE examinations; and (3) university students requiring assessment for special provisions in examinations.

Nuts and Bolts Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Sarah Evans

Cottage at the entrance to Guildford Grammar School 454 Great Eastern Highway Guildford WA 6055

: 9377 8506

Provide individual services to toddlers and children. Clinic based service. Experienced therapists who are passionate about providing a quality service. Able to accept referrals from outside Guildford Grammar School.

Early Start Australia (WA)

Liz Omaidi, Bec Czaplinska, Georgia Gray, Sarah Boyle

ARMADALE: 47 Church Ave, Armadale WA 6112; ELLENBROOK: 54 Mornington Parkway, Ellenbrook WA 6069; STIRLING: Level 1, 31 Cedric Street, Stirling WA 6021

: 93998547 (Armadale); 6296 2726 (Ellenbrook); 6559 7004 (Stirling)

Secondary Email: [email protected]

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

We provide family / child centred therapy support for children and young people (0-18 years) who have specific or global developmental delays, Autism, ADHD and other diagnoses. Clinic, home, school or daycare based. Areas our OTs focus on may include self care (toileting, dressing, eating, drinking, sleep); school skills (handwriting, attention, memory, problem solving, social skills); leisure (play, sports skills); fine motor; gross motor; sensory processing and emotional regulation. Specialist ESDM program run from our Stirling clinic (OT & SP). Registered with NDIS.

  • Registered for Helping Children with Autism

Kidz OT Essentials

Rebecca Eley, Felicity Matthews, Natalie Lea


: 0433 559 356

Website: http://www.kidzotessentials.com/

Providing school based occupational therapy services for primary school students. - Screening assessments (Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students) - Assessments of primary school students - Individual school based intervention services - School based group intervention - Parent information sessions - Teacher professional development sessions For additional service enquiries please contact Kidz OT Essentials.

Spark Therapy

Samantha Watters

Unit 2 884 Beaufort street, Inglewood 6052

: 0484641509

A skilled therapist with 17 years experience in working with children in infancy, early childhood and adolescence. Spark Therapy will work towards meeting goals related to neurological impairment, fine motor skills (eg handwriting), gross motor skills (eg developmental coordination difficulties), play, sensory processing , challenging behaviour and self-help skills (eg mealtimes). With a comprehensive assessment battery and skilled intervention, we look forward to maximising your child's potential.

OT to Your Door

Susanne Parker

P.O Box 6158 Girrrawheen 6064

: 0481 590 089

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

A mobile service bringing an experienced Occupational Therapist to your home. Visits to schools, daycares and other community venues can also be arranged. Providing services to children (mainly 2 to 12 years) and their families in the northern suburbs. Providing assessment and therapy for children experiencing difficulties with fine motor skills, in particular handwriting, gross motor skills, sensory processing, visual perception and/or self-care. Susanne has over 20 years experience as an OT working with children and can provide these services in the comfort and convenience of your own home



48 Shakespeare St

: 0403285855

Secondary Email: [email protected]

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.

Equip for Life

Fiona Kemp

Tower St 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

Occupational Therapy 4 KIDZ

Rebecca Czaplinska

PO BOx 164 Burswood 6100

: 0406492565

Mobile paediatric service providing home and school based therapy services; specialising in the assessment and treatment of children who are experiencing difficulties with sensory processing, motor skills, visual perception, handwriting, attention and self care.

Updated: 20.04.2021