Personalised Occupational Therapy in Sydney for Children with Special Needs

We provide both clinic-based and mobile occupational therapy sessions to children aged 0-18 with developmental needs.


Supporting and enriching your child's development

With 10+ years of combined experience in paediatric occupational therapy, Carousel Occupational Therapy Sydney is dedicated to making a meaningful, lasting impact in children’s everyday lives.

Our occupational therapists provide comprehensive services to promote your child's development in several key areas:

  • Fine Motor Skills

    Improve tasks like holding a pencil, using scissors, or buttoning a shirt

  • Sensory Integration

    Manage sensitivities to noise, light, or textures for better daily functioning

  • Play Skills

    Enhance abilities in playing with toys, group games, and imaginative play

  • Handwriting Skills

    Improve letter formation and legibility for better academic performance

  • Feeding Skills

    Support healthy eating habits by coordinating the lips, tongue, and jaw, and improving tolerance to textures, temperatures, and smells

  • Self-Care Skills

    Promote independence in dressing, bathing, and brushing teeth

  • Social Skills

    Develop sharing, taking turns, and understanding social cues with peers

  • Community Access

    Develop safety awareness and social participation skills by teaching how to travel to schools, parks, etc.

  • Equipment Prescription

    Low-cost adaptive tools,  (e.g writing aids and self-care aids), to increase children’s independence in daily life

  • Home Modification

    Deliver minor modifications (e.g. water taps and shower systems) to improve children’s participation and safety in daily activities

young girl looking at toys in paediatric occupational therapy

Through a variety of results-driven occupational therapy approaches, we work together with you and your family to achieve optimal therapy outcomes in a timely manner.

Why Choose Carousel Occupational Therapy Sydney?

Our approach is centered around collaboration and personalised care. We believe in working closely with families, educators, and other professionals to create a supportive network for your child. Here's what sets us apart:

Evidence-Based Practices

Our therapies are grounded in the latest research and best practices in paediatric occupational therapy.

Family-Centered Care

We engage and empower families as active participants in their child's therapy journey.

Holistic Approach

We address the physical, emotional, and social aspects of your child's development.

Flexible Scheduling

We offer convenient appointment times to fit your family's busy schedule.

occupational therapy in sydney with young boy playing with toys


Using up-to-date therapeutic techniques, we support children and families in reaching independence and their potential. Our evidence-based approaches have proven to be effective for children with developmental needs and learning difficulties.

Group programs and joint sessions with other professionals are also available. Service delivery may vary depending on your child’s therapy needs.


Cognitive Orientated Approach

(e.g. CO-OP Approach)


Feeding Therapy

(e.g., SOS Feeding program)


Sensory Integration Programs

(e.g., Interactive Metronome, Astronaut Training)

Playing blocks with Occupational Therapy Sydney

Play-Based Therapy

(e.g., Learn to Play)


Handwriting Programs

(e.g., Handwriting Without Tears®)


Social Skill Programs

(e.g., LEGO®-Based Therapy,
Secret Agent Society)

Covering the Cost of
Occupational Therapy

We offer a variety of flexible payment options to make our occupational therapy services accessible to everyone. Explore the options below to find out how you can manage the costs of therapy and ensure your child receives the care they need.


National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

We are NDIS funding friendly and provide therapy for self-managed and plan-managed NDIS participants.


Private Health Insurance

We are a registered provider with most private health insurance funds. Please contact your insurer to confirm your coverage for occupational therapy services.



We offer sessions under the Chronic Disease Management plan (formerly the Enhanced Primary Care Plan) for children with chronic conditions or conditions lasting over six months. Eligible children can receive partial rebates for up to five allied health sessions annually. Please consult your GP to determine eligibility and arrange the plan before your appointment to access Medicare benefits.


Take the First Step Toward Your Child’s Success

Schedule an assessment and discover how our expert occupational therapy services can support your child's growth and development. 

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Occupational therapy (OT) helps children develop the skills they need for daily activities and participation in their environments. This includes improving fine motor skills, sensory integration, social skills, and self-care abilities, enabling children to achieve independence and success in their daily lives.

Read more about paediatric occupational therapy here

During the initial session, the therapist will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your child's abilities, needs, and goals. This may include observing your child, discussing their developmental history, and identifying specific areas for intervention. A personalized therapy plan will then be developed.

The frequency of therapy sessions depends on your child's individual needs and goals. Typically, sessions are scheduled once or twice a week, but this can vary. Your therapist will discuss the recommended frequency during the initial assessment.

Yes, we encourage parents and caregivers to be involved in their child's therapy. Your participation can provide valuable insights and help reinforce therapy goals at home. However, there may be times when the therapist may need one-on-one time with your child with the parent’s consent/agreement.

Yes, we offer group therapy sessions that focus on social skills, play skills, and other developmental areas. Group sessions provide an opportunity for children to interact with peers and practice skills in a supportive, structured environment.

Our therapists are trained in a wide range of therapeutic techniques and approaches. If your child has specific needs not listed in our services, please contact us to discuss how we can tailor our approach to meet your child's unique requirements. We are committed to providing personalized care for every child.

Ready to Transform Your Child's Future?

Get in touch to learn more and get started on your child's journey to success today.

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Monday - Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed

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