If your child goes to school, it is possible to organise therapy sessions at school as long as the school agrees. If so, request for the Teachers Aide (if you have one available for your child) to attend the therapy sessions as this way your child will get quality therapy each day! You can also ask your school to approach other schools to see if therapy sessions are organised at other schools in your region. Sharing transport costs will make your funding go so much further!

Speech Pathology Tasmania

Speech Pathology Tasmania is a private speech pathology practice offering a full range of speech pathology services for children, adolescents and adults. Speech Pathology Tasmania works closely with family, GPs, other allied health professionals, teachers and other support staff to provide a holistic approach to client care. Offices are located in central Hobart. Clinics are located in Hobart City, Margate, Richmond, Huonville and Burnie. Home visits (including Nursing Homes), school visits and childcare centre visits can also be arranged. Speech Pathology Tasmania also has a clinic at St James Catholic College and reaches out through the Valley and Channel region. Recently a social skills program has been developed by Natalie Leader for the Huon and Kingborough area.

Contact the office in Hobart for more information: 6234 5717

Therakids, Child Therapy Services

Therakids provides fun, meaningful and evidence-based paediatric therapy services to children, families, and schools in the Huon Valley and Kingborough area. Therakids provides services where it counts the most – at home, at preschool or school, and within the community. Jessie is a family-centred practitioner, who believes that parents and carers are the experts in their child. Jessie works closely with other members of the team – families, teachers, carers, and other health professionals, to foster each child’s learning and growth, and nurture meaningful relationships.

Children’s Occupational Therapy

We help children participate in everyday activities to the very best of their abilities. Such activities and skills include: Feeling calm, focused and ready to learn at school
Becoming more independent in self-care tasks such as toileting, eating meals, and sleeping
Playing and socialising with family and friends

Writing, drawing, creating art, participating in sports, and using outdoor play equipment.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a child-friendly approach to counselling and helps children work through traumatic experiences, make sense of their struggles, and progress in their development. Play therapy can help children:
– Resolve emotional and behavioural problems
– Develop a more positive self-concept

– Assume greater self-responsibility
– Become more self-reliant
– Experience a feeling of control
– Become sensitive to the process of coping

For more information go to click here or call Jessie Carson 0418 140 949


Hockley Speech Pathology

We focus on what is working well for families to develop the most effective communicator possible. We want our client to be able to communicate with the people that matter to them, and the people that they need to connect with in their life. This might be anyone from their family, and friends to the staff at the corner shop or local library.

Rebecca’s interest areas are in children (0- 18) with Autism Spectrum Disorder, disabilities affecting speech, language and communication, social thinking difficulties and speech sound disorders.

Pete’s interest areas are particularly in developing communication for those clients who are non-verbal or have limited speech language. His special interest area is augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and the doors it can unlock for those clients who are non-verbal or unintelligible in their speech. He teaches children and adults to use AAC systems like LAMP word for life and Proloquo2go.

P: 0423 072 265      E:


Reintegration is a Tasmanian rehabilitation company supporting clients to achieve the best outcome for their health following an illness, accident or injury at work. We are focused on your recovery and assisting you to regain your life. Reintegration will ensure that you understand each stage of your recovery and will liaise with your treating health team to facilitate your recovery. Our focus is not only on your recovery but also supporting the workplace/insurer with your injury management being professional and focused. Long term disability, unemployment and being away from work do have a negative impact on your health and well being so your early involvement & investment in your recovery is important. The Director of Reintegration has been working in the Career Counselling; Employment Case Management and Rehabilitation Counselling areas for over thirty years.

Jackson also provides local Support Coordination for NDIS participants.
Or call 0437 096 285 (Jackson Leonard) and 0448 399 949 (Colleen Winzenberg)

St Giles Southern Services

St Giles Southern Services provides assessment and therapy services for children. St Giles strives to provide services that work in partnership with families. The therapists work with children and their families in different locations: the St Giles Office at Gant Street, family home and community based group homes, child care centres and schools. St Giles also reached out to the Huon and Channel region including Kingston, Cygnet and Geeveston.

Contact the office in Lenah Valley for more information: 6238 1888


Connect and Relate for Autism

Has someone in your family recently received an autism diagnosis? Or have you found other therapies can’t get you any closer towards your desires for your child? Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) offers real hope and help for families and individuals who face Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental difficulties. RDI® has often been called the missing piece of the puzzle in treating ASD because we don’t try to whitewash symptoms, but go to the heart of the problem and offer solutions that will improve your family’s quality of life. Of all the things that make the RDI® model different, our focus on relationship is primary. Think about it; no matter where your child is on the spectrum, or how many skills they have developed with other therapies, the biggest hole in your family right now is likely your lack of relationship with your child. Something just isn’t right and you know it. Our number one goal is to give you the tools and training to create the relationship with your child that you have never been able to have. We do not believe that autism is a disease, nor something to be “cured”. Instead, we know that your child is just who she is meant to be and we can help you reach her full potential.

For more information go to: Connect and Relate for Autism or email Bronwyn Prazak: or call: 0423 066 276

Independent Therapists

We are four independent therapists, united in our vision, our commitment and our belief in you and your resources. Independent Therapists of Tasmania offer solution oriented therapy that is easy, effective and tailored to your concerns. Our way of working with you enables you to discover what matters to you, what is important to you, what you care about and what makes you uniquely you. Our respectful way of working makes it easy for you to explore and connect with your natural ability for creating solutions and solving problems. Practical, doable, effective solutions offer a fresh sense of easiness, strength, joy and confidence in your daily living.

Services include:  Counselling, Psychotherapy; Speech Therapy; Occupational Therapy; Hypnotherapy, Solution Orientated Therapy and Counselling.

Find out more : Therapy Tasmania 

Cocoon Psychology and Allied Health in Huonville

Take a moment to reflect on our name and what this may mean to you and your loved ones.  

A cocoon is a safe place, a place where stages of change can occur, a place for transformation and emergence, a place where brighter wings can develop, and this is what we offer.  Cocoon welcomes people from all walks of life.

When you attend you meet experienced, non-judgmental, compassionate, professional and relatable therapists.  We are a friendly group of local practitioners who will work with you to identify your needs and assist you to identify how you can overcome, cope with, and manage challenges.  We recognise that seeking support can be daunting and you may not know where to start.  With our experience and training we can help you find your way.  

To find out more or to make an appointment with an NDIS registered psychologist contact us.

Phone 0432 951 133     

Red Maple Consulting

Red Maple Consulting has a strong reputation in Victoria for their specialist work in leading the response to clients with complex presentations and in navigating complexity within the Human Services sector.

Red Maple Consulting have recently established operations in Tasmania and share a commitment to the provision of specialist therapeutic interventions in Tasmania.  They can provide a variety of services such as NDIS provision of counselling services and soon will be able to offer coordination including specialist support coordination with NDIS Tasmania.  They will also offer training and consultations regarding complexity. 

 For more information have a look at their website or  email Kathy Stephenson: