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Play is a fundamental aspect of childhood development and learning. Our OTs use play as a therapeutic tool to enhance cognitive, motor, and social skills. We design play activities that are not only fun but also target specific developmental goals, such as problem-solving, turn-taking, and imaginative play.

Our play-based therapy sessions are dynamic and adaptable, catering to the interests and developmental level of each client. Through play, children learn to interact with their environment, explore new concepts, and develop crucial life skills in a natural and enjoyable way.

In addition to traditional play activities, we incorporate technology and innovative tools to engage clients and offer a diverse range of play experiences. This approach ensures that play therapy remains relevant and appealing, even for older children and those with varied interests.

Play is much more than just a fun activity for children—it’s a fundamental aspect of their development. Through play, children explore the world around them, develop social skills, build physical strength and coordination, and stimulate their imagination. However, for some children, challenges in areas such as sensory processing, motor skills, or social interaction can hinder their ability to engage in play effectively. That’s where occupational therapists come in, offering specialised support to help children develop and enhance their play skills.

Understanding Play Skills

: Play skills encompass a wide range of abilities that children develop as they grow and learn. These skills include:

Children may face various challenges that impact their ability to engage in play. These challenges can stem from developmental delays, sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), physical disabilities, or other conditions. Some common difficulties include:

Occupational therapists play a crucial role in helping children overcome challenges and develop essential play skills. Through individualised interventions, occupational therapists address specific areas of need to promote meaningful engagement in play. Here’s how occupational therapists support children’s play skills:

At LEAP Centre, our occupational therapists are committed to helping every child discover the joy and benefits of play. By addressing individual needs and fostering essential play skills, we empower children to engage fully in the world around them, build meaningful connections with others, and develop the confidence to explore new experiences.

At LEAP Centre, we believe in the power of play to facilitate growth and development in children. Our play-based therapy approach combines evidence-based interventions with fun and engaging activities tailored to each child’s interests and abilities. By integrating therapeutic goals into play experiences, we create an environment where children can learn, grow, and thrive while having fun.

If you’re concerned about your child’s play skills or have noticed challenges in their development, we’re here to help. Contact us to schedule an evaluation with one of our experienced occupational therapists and take the first step towards unlocking your child’s full potential through play.

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Frequently Asked Question

What services do you offer?

We offer a comprehensive range of therapy services, including occupational therapyspeech therapy, and physiotherapy. Each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients, ranging from developmental therapies for children to rehabilitation and support for adults. We also offer programs such as group sessions, individual sessions, and intensive therapy blocks.

If you or your family member is facing challenges with speech, mobility, daily activities, or other areas of physical and cognitive function, therapy might be beneficial. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our specialists for a professional assessment and personalised recommendations. Please submit your enquiry form to book the consultation. 

Our clinic provides services for all age groups. We have specialised programs for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, ensuring age-appropriate and effective therapy for every client.

Therapy sessions are scheduled based on the individual needs and availability of our clients. Each session typically consists of 45 minutes of direct therapy followed by client/family feedback and therapist documentation/planning.

Our therapists are highly qualified and licensed professionals. They hold degrees in their respective fields and have undergone extensive training and certification. Continuous education is a priority for our team, ensuring we stay updated with the latest therapy techniques and research.

Yes, we actively collaborate with schools, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to our clients’ care. This multidisciplinary collaboration is essential for holistic treatment planning and effective outcomes. Contact us to collaborate with us! 

Our approach is client-centered, evidence-based, and holistic. We focus on understanding each client’s unique needs and goals, and we tailor our therapy plans accordingly. We emphasise a collaborative approach involving the client, their family, and other professionals as needed.

We accept NDIS funding, private health, medicare, and private pay. For all NDIS self-managed or private paying clients, payment is required on the day of your session. Our administrative team can assist you in understanding your benefits and navigating the billing process. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

Yes we do! In addition to clinic-based sessions, we also offer therapy in the home, daycare settings, or at schools. Sessions outside of the clinic incur a travel fee consistent with the NDIS travel rate guide. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

We welcome and value your feedback. You can provide feedback directly to your therapist, through our reception, or by emailing We are committed to continuous improvement and take your insights seriously.

Absolutely. We understand the importance of a good therapist-client match and will facilitate a change if needed to ensure the best therapeutic experience and outcome.

Getting started is easy. Simply contact us via phone, email, or our website to schedule an initial consultation. During this session, we will discuss your needs and create a personalised therapy plan.

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