New PossibilOTs

Two-day course for Occupational Therapists, Graduates & Students

Are you wanting to work with children, but don’t feel you have the skills you need?

In this new course for future and current OTs, we’ve combined our decades’ of professional experience to equip you with the skills you need to be a confident kids’ OT.

About the course

New PossibilOTs is a hands-on, practical course for new graduate OTs, OTs who are keen to work with children and OT students who are looking to work with children when they graduate.

You’ll get to learn from one of Australia’s pioneering Occupational Therapy private practices: Occupational Therapy Helping Children, founded by Lisa Hughes. You’ll be taught by Lisa and her colleagues and see how the they work together to help a diverse range of children.

The course will share a whole range of practical skills that you’ll need on a daily basis as a Children’s Occupational Therapist — from assessing kids to confidently treating them, as well as developing your clinical knowledge to help your clients.

The course is also a great opportunity to meet OTs who are practicing and other OTs who are keen to become children’s Occupational Therapists — whether they’re specialising, starting out or studying.

Exclusive bonuses

  • One-one-one coaching with an industry leader: As a course participant, you’ll get an exclusive career kickstart with one hour of clinical coaching from Occupational Therapy Helping Children’s Founder and Director, Lisa Hughes, after the course.

  • Allied Health Industry Guest Speakers: You’ll also have the chance to hear from guest experts in speech pathology and psychology to help you understand how a great allied health team works together.

  • Report templates: And on top of that, you’ll receive some Occupational Therapy Helping Children’s report templates to help you get going as a kids’ OT.

Course Details

When: Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February, 2019

Location: Our Pymble Clinic
Suite 105, Level 1, 14-16 Suakin St, Pymble NSW 2073

Cost: $495

Course Outcomes

At the end of this two-day intensive course you will:

  • Be able to confidently assess and treat children
  • Be able to create best-practice goals for clients
  • Be able to write assessment reports
  • Understand how other allied health specialisations can help children who need Occupational Therapy
  • Have increased your clinical knowledge in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), child development, dyspraxia (DCD), self-regulation and autism spectrum disorders
  • Understand how OTs work in schools and in the community
  • Learn about funding sources and their application processes
  • PLUS: Q&A time throughout the course


We’re capping numbers so you’ll be able to ask lots of questions, get involved and be closely supported in your journey to becoming a children’s Occupational Therapist.

With numbers limited, it’s best to get in quickly. If you have any questions, please contact us at or call us on 9913 3823.

About Occupational Therapy Helping Children and Lisa Hughes

At Occupational Therapy Helping Children our mission is to help children thrive.

We’ve been helping kids with a range of developmental challenges for nearly 25 years, as one of Sydney’s pioneering children’s Occupational Therapy private practices. During this time, we’ve developed methodologies and practices to help children thrive through their Occupational Therapy sessions with us.

We have a dynamic team of experienced paediatric Occupational Therapists who are all driven to help children live more easily and enjoyably. Our team works across our two clinics on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore, as well as in a range of private and public schools.

Lisa Hughes

Lisa Hughes is the Founder and Director of Occupational Therapy Helping Children. She has 30 years’ experience working in the field of paediatrics, both in Australia and internationally. Lisa has worked in hospital, community-based, school and private practice settings during her career and founded Occupational Therapy Helping Children nearly 25 years ago.

Lisa has completed extensive post graduate training, especially in the areas of Sensory Processing. Lisa recently completed a mentorship at the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder in Colorado, USA, one of the world’s leading centres for Sensory Processing.

You can read more about Lisa’s experience here.