Community Occupational Therapy Services

At Grace Children’s Therapy, we advocate for a healthy lifestyle and independent living within the community for all our clients and this looks different for everyone depending on their age (life stage) and level of ability to perform tasks. Sometimes skill development works best when delivered within a familiar environment and within the relevant context the skill needs to be performed. Occupational therapists offer unique specialty skills in developing daily living skills with the aim of building and working towards independence. This takes a unique, holistic and purposeful approach to teaching activities of daily living (daily occupations) which is one of the core specialty areas of occupational therapists.


The term “participation” is defined by the World Health Organisation” as the nature and extent of a person’s involvement in life situations and includes activities of self-care, mobility, socialisation, education, recreation, and community life. Participation in activities is the context in which people form friendships, develop skills and competencies, express creativity, achieve mental health, and determine meaning and purpose in life.

UPSkill program

Do you have a teenager/adolescent that needs assistance with developing their morning or afternoon routine? Or, may have activities of daily living where generalisation from clinic to home requires intervention to be delivered in the home environment and skill transference requires more intense home-based services. Our UPSkill Program is designed to have a short block of therapy within the home environment to hone in on those activities of daily living (tasks) and work towards increasing independence in the home environment.

What are some of the tasks that may need further assistance for skills transference in the home environment.

  • After school routine and homework routine
  • Making the bed
  • Folding clothes
  • Using the dishwasher, washing machine
  • Hanging clothes on the line
  • Making a snack

Health and fitness goals

Every person, regardless of disability or ability should have the opportunity to engage in physical activity. Our occupational therapists can conduct an assessment of participation and enjoyment to evaluate activity types and identify gaps and activity preferences. The evaluation can assist children to identify the activities they would like to explore further.

At Grace Children’s Therapy, we endeavour to promote participation of physical activity to increase a child’s overall physical, mental and social wellbeing as well as, provide opportunities to explore activities of interest. Occupational therapists can bridge the gap between clients and their chosen recreational activity with the view of improving their quality of life.

There are many benefits to physical activity/sports such as;

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Stronger bones and muscles – improved skeletal development
  • Improved functional movements
  • Improved mental health
  • Reduce risk of chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes
  • Helps to build confidence and self-esteem
  • Assists with developing peer friendships

Home, School and Preschool visits

Grace Children’s Therapy can provide community visits to homes, schools and preschools. This service is dependent on capacity, location and agreement with the school, preschool or day care centre and therapy goals may also impact on the decision to move forward with a community visit as the environment may or may not be suitable or conducive to helping your child achieve their therapy goals.  If you are interested in a community based visit for your child, contact our office to express your interest and we can discuss with your options and availability to offer this service.

Getting Started is Easy


Free 20 Min Chat

Contact our team to discuss your child’s individual needs and to enquire about our services.

Book Appointment

Our intake team are ready to answer your questions and book your assessment. They’ll provide you with all information to make the process easy.

1st Session!

Your therapist will assist in identifying areas they can help your child and will focus on fostering a fun and engaging session.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are we registered with NDIS?

Grace Children’s Therapy have been registered providers since its inception in the Sydney region and approved as Registered Providers under the following registration groups.

  • Early childhood
  • Community Participation
  • Exercise Physiology & Personal Training
  • Therapeutic Supports

Do we offer community and home visits?

Yes, Grace Children’s Therapy extends its services across various settings, including preschools, schools, homes, and the local community. Additionally, we operate a dedicated Community Action Program, which focuses on conducting community-based visits to assist young children and teenagers in achieving their goals within home or community environments.

Do you offer Telehealth Services?

Yes, we do offer Telehealth Services. Our Telehealth platforms enables us to provide online occupational therapy and feeding therapy sessions, ensuring continued support and care for our clients remotely or during times where you may not be able to attend your session in the centre. This option allows for flexibility and accessibility to services ensuring that our services are accessible to individuals in various locations and may live remotely.

Are we open during school holidays?

Yes, it’s business as usual at Grace Children’s Therapy. All therapy sessions continue through the school holidays with the exception of our Christmas and New Year shutdown period which is normally communicated well ahead of time.