Occupational Therapy

At House on the Hill – Paediatric Therapy Services in Canberra, we are a ‘Family First’ practice that empowers your children to reach their full potential through a fun, nurturing environment.

We provide innovative, evidence based Occupational Therapy services that are delivered by expert staff and support you and your children to accomplish their goals.

Read more below…

Initial Assessment

The first step of your family’s Occupational Therapy journey starts with an initial assessment for your child, including but not limited to the following areas…

Gross Motor Skills

Through observed movement we can assess your child balance, core strength, postural control, tone and reflexes.

Fine Motor Skills

Finger isolation and manipulation as well as hand strength and endurance is appraised during fine motor tasks.


Standardised assessments are completed to establish your childs pencil control, letter formation, visual perceptual skills.


A sensory profile assessment can be performed with you and your child to identify any sensory difficulties.  A separate assessment can be provided to your childs teacher.


By means of discussion with you and observation of your child during interaction with their surroundings, strategies for self regulation and behavioural management can be recommended.

Social Skills

Your child’s engagement and general social skills are established and a proposal to progress these is developed.

Program Delivery

After your child’s initial assessment, our therapists will create a bespoke, ongoing intervention program that’s designed around you and your child’s needs.

Some of the most popular types of intervention and resources are as follows…

1:1 Therapy Sessions

These sessions are between your child and the therapist, focussing on engagement in play/games to develop your child’s life skills.

School Visits

After teacher/school permission has been sought, our therapists observe your child within their class setting and complete a collaborative strategic plan for progress.

Family Sessions

Where required family play sessions are conducted to identify any areas requiring development within family interactions.

Large Equipment

Equipment such as swings, ball pits and gym balls are utilised to develop gross motor and sensory skills.

Small Equipment

Play dough, board games and clever books are incorporated in treatment programs to promote hand strength and sensory awareness.


To advance self regulation Mindfulness, joint compressions and Therabrushing can be demonstrated to you and your child.

Occupational Therapy Enquiry

Would you be open to attending a cancellation slot at short notice, usually 48 hours prior to date / time of slot?

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OT Fee List

Type Cost Notes
Initial assessment  $291.00 Minimum charge, plus additional  charge for report if required 

(see below)

Therapy Reports $193.99 Per hour or part thereof to nearest 5 mins
Summary Report Usually between 0.5 – 1 hours 
Recommendations Report Usually between 1 – 2 hours 
Comprehensive Report Usually between 2 – 3 hours 
Should you request us to include information outside our standard reports as categorised above, we charge $193.99 per hour or part thereof to nearest 5 mins to compile this.
Individual Intervention sessions – Clinic $193.99 Per hour or part thereof to nearest 5 mins
Individual Intervention sessions – School / Home visit  $193.99 Per hour or part thereof to nearest 5 mins (plus travel charge – see below)
Intervention sessions are 60 minutes – 45 minutes Face-to-Face and up to 15 minutes of Non-Face-to-Face supports for session preparation and progress notes (plus other permissible activities under the NDIS Price Guide).
Attendance at meetings e.g ILP Meetings / Planning Meetings / School Meetings  $193.99 Per hour or part thereof to nearest 5 mins
OT Consultation e.g. sensory diet  $193.99 Per hour or part thereof to nearest 5 mins
Progress Report  $193.99 On request – Per hour or part thereof to nearest 5 mins (maximum charge 1 hour)
Services e.g. Handwriting assessment / Visuals / Sensory diets $193.99 Request a quote – Per hour or part thereof to nearest 5 mins, plus materials
Travel $3.24 per minute ($97.20 max) Charged for the minutes it takes the OT to travel to the participant (not both ways) – based on the hourly rate, with a 30 mins max cap.
Non-Face-to-Face Support Provision 

(see below explanation)

$193.99 Per hour or part thereof to nearest 5 mins
Non-Face-to-Face Supports are important activities resulting from the delivery of specific disability support items. These activities must be permitted by the NDIS Price Guide and be pre-authorised for us to claim in your Service Agreement.  Examples of Non-Face-to-Face Supports we will claim for include, but are not limited to: 

  • Telephone consultation
  • School observation communication
  • End of term update communication
  • Research e.g. specialist equipment
  • Individual Intervention Plans (IIP)
  • Communication/coordination with other providers (inc. schools).


Please note we do not claim for all Non-Face-to-Face activities. Some common activities we complete but do not claim for include time spent scheduling, creating Service Agreements and Service Bookings.  Further details of Non-Face-to-Face Support Provision can be found in the NDIS Price Guide here:  https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/price-guides-and-pricing

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About Us

At House on the Hill – Paediatric Therapy Services in Canberra – we provide a comprehensive therapy service that empowers your child to reach their full potential.  Our treatment programs focus on your child’s strengths and interests to deliver the best possible outcome for them and your family.


Level D, The Health Hub (Building 28), Ginninderra Dr & Allawoona St, Bruce, ACT, 2617 (Clinical Services)


5 O'Hagan Street, Latham, ACT, 2615 (Clinical Services)


Belconnen Pony Club, Parkwood Road, Macgregor, ACT, 2617 (Animal and Nature Therapy Services)


Tel:  0497 902 173

Contact Us

Open Hours

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

By Appointment Only


Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Ngunnawal people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We also acknowledge all other First Nations Peoples on whose land we operate.