Occupational Therapist

Empower Your Child’s Wellbeing through Our Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services

Discover the transformative potential of our specialised paediatric occupational therapy services, designed to empower your child’s everyday life. We’re dedicated to enhancing your child’s abilities and fostering independence, collaborating with children navigating various challenges, be it physical, psychological, intellectual, or learning differences.

Our approach to paediatric occupational therapy encourages meaningful engagement in everyday activities, covering self-care skills, education, play, and social interactions. We emphasise active participation in these essential facets of life.

Our customised paediatric occupational therapy services cater to a variety of areas, including:

  • Early childhood developmental support
  • Sensory integration
  • Fine-tuning fine motor skills
  • Developing self-care abilities such as feeding, dressing, washing, and bathing
  • Facilitating school integration and addressing equipment needs
  • Enhancing handwriting and pencil grip
  • Enabling involvement in play and leisure activities
  • Recommending assistive technology to empower your child’s desired pursuits
  • Providing disability provisions for HSC (High School Certificate)
  • Nurturing social skills and social development
  • Boosting school readiness
  • Cultivating behavioural and emotional regulation
  • Enhancing visual & auditory processing abilities

Our expertise encompasses a diverse range of conditions, including:

  • NDIS-approved conditions
  • Early childhood developmental support (ECDS)
  • Various neurological conditions
  • Rehabilitation from acquired brain injuries
  • Management of cerebral palsy and movement disorders
  • Genetic conditions impacting development
  • Addressing anxiety disorders
  • Supporting individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Guiding global developmental delay
  • Managing epilepsy syndromes
  • Assisting with joint hypermobility concerns
  • Addressing cortical vision impairment (CVI)
  • Tailored approaches for sensory processing disorders

Experience firsthand the profound impact our paediatric occupational therapy services can have on your child’s life. We’re committed to helping your child unlock their full potential, leading a fulfilling and enriched existence.

Contact us on 9680 2708 to make an appointment with our paediatric occupational therapist at The Children’s Doctor.


Candace Strachan - BA (Cum Laude) B.OccTher (Pret)

Candace Strachan - BA (Cum Laude) B.OccTher (Pret)

Occupational Therapist

Candace Strachan is a highly dedicated and compassionate Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 22 years of experience in enhancing the lives of children and families. Specialising in the field of sensory integration and child development, she has helped countless children overcome challenges and achieve their fullest potential.

Candace is able to create individualised treatment plans tailored to each child’s unique needs. She is passionate about promoting independence, functional skills, and overall well-being for children facing a variety of physical, sensory, and developmental challenges.

Candace collaborates closely with parents, caregivers, and multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive care. She strives to empower families with the tools and strategies they need to support their children’s development beyond therapy sessions.

Candace’s passion for paediatric occupational therapy is evident in her unwavering dedication to the well-being and success of every child she serves. Her commitment to excellence and ongoing professional growth continues to make a positive impact on the lives of young individuals and their families.