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Leah Picking Occupational Therapy provides evidence based interventions to babies, infants and children.


Leah supports children with mild to complex disabilities including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, developmental delay, genetic and chromosomal conditions, developmental delay, neuromuscular disorders such as spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne Muscular dystrophy


Leah provides a predominantly mobile therapy service. This service model enables therapy to be delivered in a child's own environment at home, childcare, kinder or school.


Leah also provides services in a child-friendly clinic environment in Blackburn

1 -2 days a week which she shares with a speech pathology practice.  

Occupational therapy intervention to help a child develop:

  • fine motor skills

  • play skills

  • cognitive skills used for everyday activities, learning and play

  • self care skills such as eating, bathing, dressing and toileting

  • participation in play, recreational or educational activities

  • developing independence skills such as cooking, managing money and moving about and engaging in the community. 

Kids Drawing
Happy Family

Work in partnership with families

Leah uses a coaching model to support families in helping their child achieve their goals. 

A coaching model builds a parents skills to enhance a child's participation and skills in everyday activities such as play and self care across everyday - not just during therapy sessions. 


Leah frequently works alongside physiotherapists, speech pathologists, early childhood educators and teachers.  Collaboration between team members enables best outcomes for children and their families. 

Early intervention

Leah is experienced working with babies and young children with a range of neurodevelopmental difficulties. 


She values supporting families through these early years and enabling them to confidently participate in childcare, kinder and school. 

Leah has worked as a key worker/ OT in early intervention and has trained in the Family Partnerships model of practice. 

cheerful boy with disability at rehabili
Paraplegic Sporting Event

Assistive technology

The provision of assistive technology (specialist equipment) can significantly enhance a child's independence and participation in everyday activities. 


Leah has considerable experience in prescribing assistive technology for children of all ages.  

Leah enjoys supporting children and young people to find the right  equipment solution to enhance their independence and participation. 

Clinical supervision / mentoring

Leah provides professional clinical supervision to occupational therapists via phone/ email or online. 

Leah has gained considerable experience in clinical supervision roles throughout her career. 

She is currently a sessional tutor at Latrobe University in the paediatric occupational therapy subject and supervises occupational therapy students.

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