Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy & Early Start Denver Model

Occupational Therapy and Early Intervention services following the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) are available a few days a week from our Clayfield therapy rooms.

These services are offered by Therapy Time founder Rachael Smith, who is a certified Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Australia (AHPRA) and a certified ESDM Therapist with the Mind Institute in California, USA.

Rachael is passionate about families and local communities.

Rachael works with tiny-tots, teenagers, and all ages in between to do the everyday tasks they need to do, want to do and love to do.

Support is available for clients with developmental delay or disability, including sensory processing challenges and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

For further information about Therapy Time’s services please visit the website or email Rachael at [email protected].

Occupational Therapy

Individualised therapy focussed on developing independence and skills for everyday life.

Therapy Time delivers a range of individualised occupational therapy intervention and assessments for babies, kids, teens and adolescents. Their programs support clients across a range of developmental areas including fine motor skills, gross motor skills, emotional regulation, social skills, play skills, self-care skills and sensory processing. 

As an occupational therapist, Rachael loves towards functional goals including toileting, feeding, sleep, play, dressing, school readiness, organisation, planning, money management, travel training, community access and more.

Available assessments include sensory assessments, functional assessments for NDIS, ESDM checklist assessments, and handwriting assessments.

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

Evidence-based early intervention for children with autism with a focus on play, routines, and relationships.

Rachael is one of the first therapists in Brisbane certified in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).

The ESDM is a play-based, relationship focussed early intervention approach for children with developmental delays or autism aged between 1-4 years. ESDM builds on a child’s unique interests to foster social-emotional, cognitive, motor and language abilities. It is an evidence-based program with a focus on play, routines, and relationships.

The program has input from speech pathologists, psychologists, educators and occupational therapists.