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Occupational Therapy

Forbes Clinical Services is a NDIS Occupational Therapy service for people aged seven and above with disabilities.

Our NDIS-registered occupational therapists utilise evidence-based strategies that increase the participant’s quality of life and support them to engage in activities of daily living and meaning.

What Our Practitioners Do

We understand that the NDIS can be challenging for families to navigate. As a community-based service, we can provide high-quality occupational therapy in a variety of settings, including the participants home. We also offer the flexibility of telehealth sessions, if appropriate. Our dedicated practitioners have a strong focus on providing person-centred support that builds rapport and offers unconditional positive regard. Our Occupational Therapists are all trained in providing high quality, evidence-based care including assessments and interventions personalised to each client. Every client is concerned holistically with their opinions and values at the centre of the Occupational Therapy process.

Specialist Support That Is Inclusive and Direct

Working alongside Forbes Allied Services, we offer the benefit of a multidisciplinary approach. This gives participants the choice to allow practitioners within our organisation to collaborate and work cohesively to increase the effectiveness of therapy. Our practitioners utilise an evidence-based approach that is family centred and takes the participant’s needs into consideration.

Our clientele

Our practitioners support participants with a range of functional difficulties.

These include:

  • Daily living skills
  • Community based activity
  • Education
  • Work and volunteering
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Cognitive difficulties

We provide occupational therapy to participants living with:

  • ID
  • ASD
  • Psychotic Disorders (such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder)
  • Comorbid Mental Health (including PTSD and personality disorders)
  • ADHD
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Physical Health diagnoses

Our occupational therapy team is trained to work with various clients to reach their goals and support them to live the life they desire. We are trauma informed and work hard to create a safe working relationship where every person feels heard and understood.


Assessments We Offer

Our NDIS specialist behaviour support practitioners offer a range of assessments including reports, such as:

  • Functional Capacity Assessments
  • Accommodation-based assessments and reports including SIL and SDA
  • AT-based assessment
  • Home modification-based assessment
  • Behavioural assessment
  • Mental health-based assessment
  • Sensory-specific assessment
  • Cognitive assessment

We accept referrals directly via our website and inquiries via our contact page.

You've got questions, we've got answers


Occupational Therapists have a broad scope of practice and are trained in both physical and mental health supports. An Occupational Therapist is led by you and it is likely that any area of life you currently feel you have difficulties in, with an Occupational Therapist you can problem solve this together. This might include being able to go to the toilet right through to being able to see your favourite band at a gig. As part of the Occupational Therapy process there will be function based assessments that help identify specific areas of difficulty for you and then together with your occupational therapist you can explore and begin to take steps towards overcome any barriers.

Occupational therapy looks at you as a person and the activities you perform on a daily basis. This may be fine and gross motor skills, self-care tasks, cognitive skills like memory, motivation, and goal setting. A physical therapist looks at areas such as mobility and gross motor skills and seeks to help you develop strength and coordination to support your physical abilities.

A functional capacity assessment is a selection of assessments and a report completed by an Occupational Therapist to give NDIS an overview of how you’re currently able to manage with daily tasks and what would be recommended in order to support you to work towards your goals and improve your quality of life.

Functional capacity assessments can support plan reviews to provide additional evidence to NDIS of your your current support needs. Your support coordinator may get an Occupational Therapist on your care team for the sole reason to complete a functional capacity assessment or you may have additional funding to allow further interventions to be put in place to support you.