Occupational Therapy servicing Wagga Wagga and the Riverina

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Occupational Therapy servicing Wagga Wagga and the Riverina

Welcome To Sophie Says OT

Sophie says OT is a paediatric occupational therapy service located in the Riverina, servicing Wagga Wagga NSW and surrounds. Here at Sophie says OT we work with children and adolescents whose quality of life is our central focus. We want to see your child succeed and develop beyond what anyone thought they were capable of. Occupational therapy can help your child develop in the areas they find most difficult. We provide a wide variety of assessments, reports and therapy to suit all ages and abilities.

Meet The Team


Senior Occupational Therapist

Sophie originally grew up in the Riverina and it was there she became passionate about rural health. Completing her study at Charles Sturt University Albury, she ventured back to Wagga Wagga. She has worked in case management, private practice, not-for-profit organisations and in school settings.
Sophie has extensive experience working with children from birth to 18 years of age. She sees a range of clients with conditions such as including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, down syndrome, developmental delay, rare genetic conditions, and physical disabilities. This has given her a range of opportunities and skills to support children and their families to reach their full potential.
Sophie is passionate about inclusivity and her practice encompasses the notion that parents are the experts in their children’s needs’. Sophie specialises in play-based therapy, focused on functional skills; She considers it most important to work closely with parents, teachers and other key stakeholders to ensure the highest quality of therapy possible.


Allied Health Assistant

Kate grew up in the Riverina and has been an Allied Health Assistant for the past 10 years. Since completing her Allied Health training in 2009 Kate has worked in not-profit, government, and private organisations. She is currently undertaking her 2nd year of study in Occupational Therapy through Charles Sturt University Albury.
Kate has gained experience with all age groups through her work in rehabilitation, early intervention and disability support services. Kate’s passion is supporting people to achieve their goals and to provide an inclusive environment for her clients.


Occupational Therapist

Grace grew up in Dubbo and has been living in the Riverina for the past 3 years. Grace completed her study at the University of Sydney and has been working in the area of paediatrics and disability since leaving. Grace has worked with children with a wide range of disabilities including Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and rare genetic conditions. Grace believes a collaborative approach is important when working with children and enjoys working as a team to help families and children achieve their goals.  

Grace has a particular interest in Cerebral Palsy and hopes to be able to further develop her skills and knowledge in this area over the next few years. Grace is also passionate about rural health and providing quality Occupational Therapy services to children in rural and remote communities. Grace is always keen to learn in order to provide best practice to the clients she sees. 


Occupational Therapist

Georgia is an Occupational Therapist who has recently joined our team at Sophie Says OT. Georgia is local to the Riverina and is passionate about providing therapy services to rural and regional communities. Georgia has extensive experience working with children 0-18 years with a range of conditions including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, down syndrome, developmental delay, rare genetic conditions, and physical disabilities. Georgia has worked across non-for-profit, private practice and community health settings.

Georgia is excited to be apart of our team and support independence and inclusion for children of all ages and abilities.

Our Services

Paediatric Occupational Therapy focuses on helping children of all ages with physical, sensory, or cognitive challenges to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. Sophie Says OT works with children with developmental delay and those with specific diagnosis. These may include Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delay and Sensory Processing Disorders. A child’s main ‘occupation’ is playing and learning. Sophie says OT can evaluate your child’s skills in a variety of areas that include play, school performance and other daily activities.

Fine Motor Skills

We help children work on fine motor skills so they can grasp and release toys, develop good handwriting, scissor, block building and puzzle skills.

Play, Social and Problem Solving Skills

Through play-based therapies, we help children navigate and develop play skills, understand their feelings and interact with others.

Gross Motor Skills

We work with children to develop their postural strength and control, helping them to become aware of their bodies and understand their abilities.

Visual Motor Integration

We assess and work with children on their hand-eye coordination to improve their play and school-based skills including hitting a target, batting a ball and handwriting.

Functional Independence

We help children with physical disabilities, developmental delays and other challenges to learn basic tasks such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing their teeth and feeding themselves.

Attention and Behaviour

We help children with behavioural disorders maintain positive behaviours in a variety of environments. We also work with children who have sensory and attentional issues to improve focus and social skills.

Adapting Aids (Equipment Assessment)

We can evaluate a child’s need for specialised equipment and work with families to successfully integrate devices such as wheelchairs, splints, bathing equipment and dressing devices.

Other Assistance

We offer a wide range of support to the community, so enquire today about our additional services.