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Occupational Therapy for Kids

Paediatric Occupational Therapy for All agesChildrenToddlersTeens

Hello! We are a Paediatric Occupational Therapy practice servicing Brisbane. Our focus is on helping children and young people to improve their function and reach their potential every day. Our Occupational Therapists are skilled at engaging children with creative therapy based on best-practice and have a real passion for helping kids excel in and enjoy every aspect of their lives.

We have mobile and online appointments available. Contact our friendly team today

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    Occupational Therapy for Children in Brisbane

    Adaptability Therapy offers occupational therapy services for children and young people aged 0-18 years. We provide services to a range of children including those who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, sensory processing differences, coordination difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties, developmental delay, specific learning difficulties, difficulties with play and complex needs, handwriting and fine motor concerns.

    Our Approach

    Adaptability Therapy provides a family-centred and goal directed service for children which addresses important areas of function for a child including play, sleep, school, preschool, day care and daily living skills (dressing, toileting etc.). We aim to use a child’s strengths and interests to ensure engagement and enjoyment of the therapeutic process.

    When might your child need Occupational Therapy?

    • If your child has not reached their milestones, or lost some skills, for example they started walking and now cannot, or started talking and this has regressed
    • If they are experiencing poor visual motor, gross & fine motor skills, such as experiencing difficulty keeping up with their peers playing ball games, running, writing or drawing
    • If your child finds it hard to learn daily living or self-care skills, such as dressing, toileting or eating
    • If your child finds it hard to concentrate or sit still
    • To address any sensory processing difficulties
    • To address mobility issues, such as issues with walking, running or hopping
    • If you are worried your child is falling behind in school
    • Emotional regulation, such as if your child has difficulty dealing with big emotions or regulating their behaviour

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    What do we do?

    Fine Motor Skills

    Fine Motor Skills which are important for school readiness and tasks such as handwriting, cutting and craft. Fine motor skills refer to the ability to hold, explore and manipulate toys, pencils, textas and feeding utensils using the small muscles in the hand.

    Self-care skills

    Self-care skills, which refers to things like dressing and undressing, hygiene and personal care routines, tying laces, fastening buttons, feeding and toileting.

    Gross Motor Skills

    Gross Motor Skills, which is the ability to run, jump, walk, kick, throw etc using large groups of muscles. This also includes balance and coordination.

    Play Skills

    Play skills, such as imagination, self-inititation of play, pretend play, role play, building, threading and puzzles.

    Handwriting

    Handwriting, where a child may experience difficulties with disorganised handwriting, fatigue and pain, letter reversals, pencil pressure and legibility. Handwriting is dependent on the development of three primary areas: fine motor coordination, manual dexterity and visual motor skills.

    Sensory Processing

    Sensory processing, which refers to the way the body processes, integrates and reacts to the surrounding environment. Children needing support in this area might have difficulty maintaining a calm state, may demonstrate sensation-seeking behaviour (for example, chewing on things or repetitive physical motions) or may have over or under sensitivity to certain sensations such as loud noises, different textures or temperatures

    Visual Perception

    Visual perception, which is the ability to understand what is being seen and is important for children in activities such as reading a story, completing a puzzle, identifying letters and numbers, copying and writing.

    Book an appointment online

    Adaptability Therapy offers clinic-based appointments, along with mobile appointments at your home, school, day-care or other location. We also provide Online Telehealth Appointments. Our Paediatric OT’s offer mobile appointments around the Brisbane region.

    We are a registered NDIS provider, meaning we meet the high standards required of allied health organisations by the NDIS. It also means we can see clients aged 7 & over who have their plan managed by the NDIS, along with children of any age if their NDIS plan is self-managed or plan-managed.

    You don’t need a referral to access Occupational Therapy, just call or email our friendly team today to make an appointment or for a chat about how we can support your child.

    P: 07 3899 5802
    E: [email protected]


    Tara Reynolds

    Why Choose Adaptability Therapy?

    NDIS Registered & Approved

    We’re fully NDIS registered and approved, so all you need to focus on is therapy.

    Mobile + Clinic Appointments

    We offer Occupational Therapy appointments in the comfort of your home. We also offer Paediatric appointments at our Indooroopilly and Bulimba clinic locations.

    OT for Children + Toddlers + Teens

    We provide therapy to all ages. We have clinicians who exclusively treat paediatric clients.

    About Adaptability Therapy

    Meet our team

    Meet our experienced team. Learn more about Adaptability Therapy and how we can help you.

    • NDIS Registered & Approved
    • In-home Occupational Therapy Appointments
    • Indooroopilly Paediatric Clinic Location
    • No GP referral letter needed
    • Assessments + Reports
    • Assessments to access Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
    • Assessments to access Supported Independent Living (SIL)
    • Complex Home Modifications
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    Tara Reynolds

    Tara Reynolds

    Principal Occupational Therapist
    Neisha Sanderson

    Neisha Sanderson

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Laura McMaster

    Laura McMaster

    Occupational Therapist
    Sarah Mews

    Sarah Mews

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Craig Wilson

    Craig Wilson

    Physiotherapy Lead
    Melinda Chilvers

    Melinda Chilvers

    Senior Administration Officer
    Zac Hume

    Zac Hume

    Allied Health Assistant
    Genevieve Donohue

    Genevieve Donohue

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Erin Henderson

    Erin Henderson

    Physiotherapist
    Leanne Sondergeld

    Leanne Sondergeld

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Michelle Cattanach

    Michelle Cattanach

    Senior Physiotherapist
    Susan Stevens

    Susan Stevens

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Courtney White

    Courtney White

    Allied Health Assistant
    Dottie Le Roux

    Dottie Le Roux

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Hayden Calderwood

    Hayden Calderwood

    Operations Manager
    Amanda Greaves

    Amanda Greaves

    Senior Occupational Therapist (Mental Health)
    Jessica Boyce

    Jessica Boyce

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Christine Roselt

    Christine Roselt

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Courtney Macarthur

    Courtney Macarthur

    Administration Assistant
    Jayd Chemaly

    Jayd Chemaly

    Occupational Therapist
    Jo Vickridge

    Jo Vickridge

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Rachael Dunstan

    Rachael Dunstan

    Allied Health Assistant
    Emily Schull

    Emily Schull

    Occupational Therapist
    Heidi Lambert

    Heidi Lambert

    Senior Physiotherapist
    Eliza Berry

    Eliza Berry

    Occupational Therapist
    Erin Wallace

    Erin Wallace

    Allied Health Assistant
    Alexis Hume

    Alexis Hume

    Occupational Therapist
    Kelsey Wilson

    Kelsey Wilson

    Senior Physiotherapist
    Ben Calder

    Ben Calder

    Allied Health Assistant
    Chanelle O’Reilly

    Chanelle O’Reilly

    Senior Occupational Therapist (Paediatrics)
    Caira Lavelle-Clack

    Caira Lavelle-Clack

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Aimee York

    Aimee York

    Senior Occupational Therapist (Paediatrics)
    Marilyn Blanchfield

    Marilyn Blanchfield

    Administration Assistant
    Dan Blundell

    Dan Blundell

    People and Culture Manager
    Kim Lynn

    Kim Lynn

    Occupational Therapist
    Emily Warner

    Emily Warner

    Allied Health Assistant
    Amy Timchur

    Amy Timchur

    Administration Assistant
    Grant Holmes

    Grant Holmes

    Occupational Therapist
    Justin Tomarchio

    Justin Tomarchio

    Occupational Therapist
    Rebecca McCarthy

    Rebecca McCarthy

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Sam Moss

    Sam Moss

    Allied Health Assistant
    Angie Price

    Angie Price

    Occupational Therapist

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