When a child's development is delayed, it can cause concern for parents. At Newcastle Paediatric Occupational Therapy we use a range of assessments to identify motor and neurodevelopmental problems.


Our Newcastle occupational therapy service provides a wide range of treatments to assist children in dealing with physical, psychological and neurodevelopmental conditions. We provide a fun and therapeutic environment to promote positive outcomes for children and their families.
Welcome to Newcastle Paediatric Occupational Therapy.

At Newcastle Paediatric Occupational Therapy we specialise in providing high-quality occupational therapy solutions for children and their families.

Our therapist, Melanie Ward, is dedicated to providing treatments that focus on developing important motor and neurological age-appropriate skills in infants, children and adolescents up to 18 years of age.

We provide assessment and treatment in the areas of:
  • Muscle tone, joint stability and core strength
  • Motor coordination and postural stability
  • Motor learning
  • Handwriting, posture and grapho-motor skills
  • Neurodevelopmental areas
  • Sensory processing, sensory overload and resultant behavioural issues
  • Visual perception
  • Self-care skills
Early intervention is the cornerstone of success when it comes to achieving outcomes through therapy.

Our treatment strategies are individually designed to support children in dealing with or overcoming barriers that may restrict them from learning, from participating in play and lagging behind their peers in the performance of functional tasks.