Occupational Therapists are experts at working with you to help you do the things you need to do in everyday life with the greatest amount of independence possible. Previously known as Cairns Paediatrics, Tropics Occupational Therapy offers services for children and adolescents to help them achieve to the best of their ability at home, school and in the community. With over 25 years of experience and a commitment to ongoing professional development you can be assured that you are receiving high quality, evidence-based therapy that is tailored to your specific needs.

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If your child is having difficulty regulating emotions or behaviour, acquiring developmentally appropriate independence skills, playing with friends or using fine motor skills, OT is here to help. Occupational Therapy intervention aims to not only build your child’s skills but also to help parents feel confident with strategies they can use at home to boost developmental skills or to support children when they experience big emotions or challenging behaviours. An OT assessment can help you to understand why certain behaviours might be occurring and what you can do to help your child.

You don’t need a specific diagnosis or a referral to make an appointment but you may wish to talk to your GP or Paediatrician about whether you are eligible for a Medicare rebate for Occupational Therapy services. Tropics OT is a registered NDIS provider and approved provider for Helping Children with Autism and Better Start.

If you also need speech pathology services, Tropics OT is co-located with Cairns Speech Pathology Clinic. We will work together towards your goals and will try to coordinate appointments to occur on the same day on alternate weeks so that you have a consistent routine for your therapy appointments.

Tropics OT is conveniently located at the Cairns Professional Centre in Manoora with easy on-site parking.  

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“Tropics OT is a registered provider for Medicare, NDIS, Helping Children with Autism, Better Start as well as private health insurers.”