Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement


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What do Occupational Therapists do at Tools 4 Life?


At Tools 4 Life we embed therapy goals within fun activities, ensuring therapy sessions are motivating and effective.


An integral part of the therapy process is working together to develop an individualised therapy plan for your child.


The therapy plan will provide information on:

  • Your child’s strengths, challenges, likes and dislikes.

  • Your child’s therapy goals.

  • Strategies and resources to support goal achievement.

  • Your child’s progress.

We can support your child in a range of areas:
Life skills

  • Toileting

  • Teeth brushing

  • Dressing

  • Using cutlery

  • Grooming

Academic skills​​


  • Handwriting

  • Typing

  • Organising belongings

  • Craft skills

  • Attending to instructions and tasks

Play skills


  • Socialising with peers

  • Problem-solving social scenarios

  • Playing with a range of toys

  • Gross motor development for sport

  • Learning the rules of social games

Positive behaviour support


  • Supporting with positive behaviour support plans

  • Emotional regulation skills

  • Sensory processing challenges​

Transition to adulthood


  • Money management

  • Managing relationships

  • Preparing for the workplace

  • Meal preparation

  • Personal hygiene

  • Using public transport

We also provide advice on:


  •  Assistive technology

  •  Adapted cutlery and cooking utensils

  •  Handwriting and typing resources

  •  Emotional regulation resources

Where can my child receive Occupational Therapy services?

Our mobile service travels to child care centres, schools, and homes, enabling your child to complete therapy in the setting where they learn best. We travel to all Brisbane, and surrounding suburbs (Ipswich, Redland Bay, Beenleigh, Caboolture).


Individual therapy can also be conducted in a clinic setting.

Feel welcome to contact us for more information.

How long are Occupational Therapy sessions?

At Tools 4 Life a standard Occupational Therapy session is 60 minutes. However, we also offer 45 minute, and 30 minute Occupational Therapy sessions. Our team can support you in identifying the best session length to suit your child and their goals. 

What are the costs for Occupational Therapy sessions?

Occupational Therapy 60 minutes - $160.00

Occupational Therapy 45 minutes - $130.00

Occupational Therapy 30 minutes - $90.00


Tools 4 Life are registered providers with several different funding schemes.

Click here to learn more about funding schemes for Occupational Therapy services.

How do I book Occupational Therapy sessions for my child?


You can contact the Tools 4 Life team to schedule an appointment.

Phone: 0429 165 488          Email: admin@tools4lifeot.com


You can also fill out our enquiry box here, and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.


You are also welcome to book a free 30 minute phone consultation to learn more about Tools 4 Life, and to see if our service will be the right fit for your child.