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Helping Children Thrive

At Thrive, we understand the unique challenges faced by families with children who have developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, developmental coordination disorders and movement disorders like cerebral palsy. Our commitment is to nurture children and empower parents on their journey toward growth and development so they can Thrive.

Thrive Children’s Occupational Therapy is a paediatric private practice in Adelaide. We provide services to families who have children aged from Birth to 12 years are having difficulties with accessing their daily tasks related to concentration, coordination, sensory, planning, play and self care.

Let your child thrive.

Join us at Thrive Children's Occupational Therapy and embark on a journey where your child's unique abilities are celebrated, and their development is nurtured with care and expertise.


Expertise Born from Experience

With a foundation built on nearly 20 years of experience in hospital and community health settings, Thrive Children's Occupational Therapy was founded in 2014 to provide specialised care tailored to each child's needs.


Passionate About Nurturing

Our passion lies in nurturing children and supporting parents, creating an environment where families not only survive but truly thrive. We believe in fostering a holistic approach to development.


Unique, Goal-Centred Approach

Thrive Children's Occupational Therapy is dedicated to a best-practice, goal-centred approach. We recognise that every child is unique, and our services are tailored to meet their individual needs and goals.


Flexible Service Locations

We understand that each child's natural environment is crucial for their progress. That's why we offer services not only in our Kent Town Clinic but also in the comfort of your home, preschool, and school settings.


Accessible and Inclusive

Our friendly and professional voice is designed to be accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities and their families. Thrive is committed to creating an inclusive space for all.


Aiming for Thriving Families

Our ultimate goal is to empower families to thrive. We believe in creating a partnership with parents, providing support and guidance, so your family can overcome challenges and achieve milestones together.

Occupational Therapy for Your Child's Unique Needs

Occupational therapy plays a crucial role in supporting children with developmental delays. Our experienced therapists assess each child’s individual strengths and challenges, tailoring interventions to promote skill development. Through engaging activities and targeted exercises, we work to enhance fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, and cognitive abilities, fostering a foundation for overall growth.

Children with Attention Deficit Disorder often benefit from occupational therapy interventions that focus on executive functioning skills, sensory regulation, and organizational strategies. Thrive’s approach is designed to address the unique challenges associated with ADD, helping children build attention, concentration, and organizational skills crucial for success in daily activities.

Thrive Children’s Occupational Therapy understands the diverse needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our therapists employ evidence-based practices, employing strategies that enhance sensory integration, social skills, and self-regulation. We create a supportive environment that respects individual differences, aiming to empower children to navigate the world with confidence and ease.

Our therapists specialize in working with children with cerebral palsy, recognizing the importance of addressing both physical and functional aspects. We develop personalized plans to improve motor coordination, enhance independence in daily activities, and support overall physical well-being. Whether in our clinic or the child’s natural environment, our goal is to maximize your child’s potential and quality of life.

Developmental Services

Children aged from birth to 12 years who have developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder or intellectual disabilities can struggle with their daily living skills.  Thrive Children’s Occupational Therapy Service will work with you and your child to provide assistance with their:

• Attention and organisation

• Sensory processing

• Play skills with toys

• Social interactions with others

• Fine motor & hand skills

• Drawing and cutting skills

• Independence in self care tasks such as dressing and toileting


Rehabilitation Services

Children and Adolescents with physical disabilities (including Cerebral Palsy and other movement disorders), neurological conditions and acquired brain injury will receive occupational therapy support to enable them to participate in their home and school environment including assistance with:

• Attention and memory

• Upper limb rehabilitation

• Fine motor and hand skills

• Hand writing

• Dressing independence

• Use of utensils

• Planning and organisational skills


Case Coordination Services

Thrive is able to assist you with coordinating your child’s individual package of care.  Together we can determine your child’s major therapy goals and needs.  We can then assist you to find the most suitable practitioners to meet your child’s needs as well as providing your child with a comprehensive occupational therapy service.  Regular reviews are offered as part of this process.

Team Transdisciplinary Services

Thrive Children’s Occupational Therapy Service is committed to working closely with the practitioners already involved in your child’s care to ensure a coordinated approach and to maximise outcomes.