Occupational therapy

Child health OT2

Support for children to help them with daily activities.

What is Occupational Therapy and how can it help my child? 

Assessment and advice to help children to use their hands and bodies for daily activities, and manage responses to sensory experiences

We can support children having problems with:

  • self-help: dressing, bathing, toileting, eating, organizing belongings
  • learning and playing: doing puzzles, pretending in play, concentrating on tasks, listening to and following instructions
  • motor skills: drawing and pre-writing, using scissors, catching, throwing and kicking balls, jumping and hopping, running and coordinating movements
  • social: making friends, taking turns, sharing
  • sensory development: avoiding messy play, and big reactions to sights, sounds, smells, touch or movement

Who can use this service?

We see children:

  • before they go to school 
  • have mild to moderate developmental concerns 
  • live or attend early years services in Merri-bek 

If this child has more significant delays in their development, referral to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Approach (ECA) may be required.


There is a fee for some of our services, based on income.

Check our fees here.

Do I need a referral?

We ask you to complete a referral form to provide us with some information about your child. Click here to download the referral form.


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For more information 

Call Service Access on 1300 637 744 They can help you with information about eligibility for services and advice on which service will help you with your needs


This service is funded by the Victorian Government.

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