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Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Paediatric Occupational Therapy helps children with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills. This helps them to participate in everyday life activities.

What we do

  • Screening
  • Formal and informal assessments
  • Individual and group sessions
  • Home programs to achieve child’s goals
  • Referring to other services for the holistic development of the child
  • School and Kinder services
  • Fabrication of splints

Evaluation and prescription of equipment for independence.

Who we care for

We see children of all ages from birth onwards.

When should I contact a Paediatric Occupational Therapist?

You should seek advice if your child has difficulty with:

  • Delayed development
  • Gross motor development like sitting, crawling, walking and running
  • Hand-eye coordination. eg difficulty in holding a pencil, unable to button and unbutton a shirt, making a tower of blocks, snipping with scissors, stringing beads, copying letters or numbers
  • Play skills or playing and socialising with others
  • Paying attention and concentrating and not getting distracted
  • Learning, for example; remembering things, planning, problem-solving, organisation, following instructions
  • Behavioural issues or emotional regulation, for example remaining calm and in control in stressful situations or tantrums
  • Children who have difficulties processing sensory information such as touch, smell, taste, movement, noise or sight. These areas can be either over-responsive or under-responsive and the child may seem to be overactive and risk-taking or very quiet and withdrawn
  • Eating and drinking such as fussy with food, limited intake

This service is supported by the Victorian Government and the Australian Government of Health


Main Reception
03 5232 5100



Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm


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How to access this service
Anyone can be referred to Occupational Therapy in writing or over the phone. Referrals can come from your GP or other health professional, a carer, a family member or even yourself.