Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Occupational Therapy

WCH Occupational Therapists work with babies, children, adolescents and their families with a range of medical, orthopaedic, surgical and/or developmental conditions to promote development and enable participation in everyday activities at home, pre-school and school.

Occupational Therapists provide assessment, treatment and advice focussing on how children are developing skills in

  • attention
  • sensory processing
  • self-care
  • hand function
  • play.

This allows children to adapt to situations and their environment and helps learning, appropriate behaviour and interactions with people.

Occupational Therapists provide client and family centred services that are evidence based, through the ongoing commitment to research review and program development.

The Occupational Therapy Department is also committed to engaging consumers in the review and planning of services by regularly obtaining consumer feedback. Services are provided for inpatients and outpatients.

How to access the service

Written referrals are accepted from WCH doctors, private paediatricians and general practitioners. We will let you know when we have received the referral and inform you of the likely waiting time before an appointment is made.

Information for families

After an initial assessment is made a management plan is discussed with the child and family.


Weekdays 9am-5pm

Contact details

Unit Head

Manager, Occupational Therapy
Eira Taylor


Ground floor, Good Friday Building

Mailing address

Occupational Therapy
Paediatric Allied Health
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


Ph (08) 8161 7381

Fax (08) 8161 7040

Email eira.taylor@health.sa.gov.au

last modified: 06 Feb 2018