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 Aid (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 an d Kingborough area. More information can be found here.

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 includeFeeling 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 counseling 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


Tulip Tree Therapy

Tulip Tree Therapy is a Huon Valley based counselling  and mental health education service newly registered for the provision of therapeutic supports to adults and children seeking counselling services under the NDIS.
Tulip Tree Therapy commits to the values of inclusion and empowerment. Whether an adult or child, counselling will  always focus on what the person seeking support wants to explore and achieve for a valued and brighter future. Drawing on personal skills, strengths and resources, therapy aims to promote self-determination, autonomy, and maximum capacity and participation in all areas of life.

*       Counselling & mental health support for adults & children
*       Counselling for parents & carers
*       Development & delivery of education/awareness programs with emphasis
on enhancing self-esteem/self-identity, responding to bullying and abuse,
capacity building, sexual health & identity and programs supporting all
aspects of mental, emotional and social well-being.
*       Professional consults to schools, workplaces and care teams on strategies
for supporting people with their unique mental health and social needs
*       Employee Assistance Programs and clinical supervision for Community and
Disability Sector Workers

Kathy has a particular interest in somatic, trauma & narrative therapies with more information about her areas of experience and interest on Tulip Tree Therapy’s website click here

Appointments can be made on 0409417718 or by emailing

Tulip Tree Therapy operates from Huon Physiotherapy 16 Wilmot Road Huonville on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Consults can be delivered in school or community venues by arrangement through out the Huon, Channel & Hobart regions.

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


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 assesment 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


Independent Kids

Independent Kids works with families to assess and address children’s sensory issues:

Concentration and attention, Fine and gross motor skills, Hand writing, Developmental skills, Problem-solving skills, Play and socialisation, Self-care

They are seeing great results with their evidence based handwriting program. It is written in Tasmanian script and many schools are adopting it as part of their teaching. Please contact us to find out more!. We are seeing great results with our evidence based handwriting program. It is written in Tasmanian script and many schools are adopting it as part of their teaching. Please contact us to find out more!

Independent Kids reaches out to the Huon and Channel region. An OT visits St James Catholic College in Cygnet on a regular bases. Unfortunately, IK has now closed their books until next year. Plaese let us know if you know of any OT who visits the Huon and Channel area!

More information: click here or call 6234 5333

At the moment Independent Kids is not taking any new children as they are at capacity.

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 five 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.

As OTs are thin on the groound we would like to mention David Warein, Occupational Therapist: 0407 045 153. David is starting to see more people in Huonville, children and adults. David would like to share transport costs amongst participants to make it cheaper for everybody.

Find out who they are and go to: Therapy Tasmania or contact Madeleine Maloney, Phone 0455 498 963 or email