Providing Occupational Therapy for children in Newcastle

Silver Porcupine Occupational Therapy Services (SPOTS) work with children aged between 0 – 18, who have a wide range of diagnosis
and functional concerns, including Autism and ADHD.

Our team of mobile-based occupational therapists believe that every child thinks, behaves and performs differently.
This is why we provide individualised therapy to assist your child’s development.

We come to you! - Our Newcastle Service areas

The SPOTS team provide Occupational Therapy for children at home, in their childcare centre, kindergarten and school in the following Newcastle suburbs and surrounds:

  • Mayfield
  • Lambton
  • Wallsend
  • Fletcher
  • Broadmeadow
  • Beresfield
  • Adamstown
  • Georgetown
  • The Junction
  • Kotara
  • Waratah
  • Carrington

Home Based Occupational Therapy Sessions

SPOTS believe in the importance of interacting with your child in their everyday settings, in particular, your home, which provides a more relaxed environment. Our occupational therapists will also teach you how to continue our activities between sessions to further improve your child’s development.

Occupational Therapy sessions in daycares, preschools and schools

If your child is struggling with social and learning skills, our occupational therapists can work alongside your child’s educators to provide skills and tactics to help them better cope with the demands of education. Our Newcastle therapists can provide both individual and peer-based sessions based upon your child’s needs.

Occupational Therapy Telehealth Sessions

SPOTS is able to provide flexible solutions for your family, with Telehealth sessions available to ensure your child continues to reach their OT goals on days when your child is unable to make an appointment.

How can Occupational Therapy help my child?

Our OTs are trained to identify day to day activities that your child may be experiencing difficulty with, including:

  • Play Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Self Care
  • Handwriting
  • Life Skills
  • Behaviour and Emotional Regulation

How do I pay for my kid’s Occupational Therapy?

We offer various funding options for fee support, to ensure all children and teenagers are able to live a healthy and full life:


SPOTS is a registered NDIS provider and can support all children with an NDIS plan.


Medicare rebates are available based on your eligibility, with a gap fee. Get in touch with our team to get our provider number and information.

Private Billing

Our team can also provide private OT services. Your private health insurance may assist with a rebate depending upon your level of cover. Get in touch with your insurer to see if Occupational Therapy services are eligible.

What is the occupational therapy process? - how do I get started?

  1. Get in touch for a chat – Call or email our team today to chat with an occupational therapist regarding your concerns, to see if occupational therapy is right for your child.
  2. Book your first OT appointment – The next step is to book a consultation with one of our paediatric occupational therapists. We can visit your child at home, daycare or at school, whichever environment will work best for your child.
  3. Discuss future plans for your child – Following the initial consultation, our occupational therapist will provide their recommendations. Your child may or may not be advised to continue with occupational therapy. If we do believe your children would benefit from further OT sessions, we will work alongside your family to develop a plan which best meets your child’s needs.