Best Occupational Therapists in Sydney

Below is a list of the top and leading Occupational Therapists in Sydney. To help you find the best Occupational Therapists located near you in Sydney, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Sydney’s Best Occupational Therapists:

Here are the top Occupational Therapists dealing with a range of communication difficulties:

  • Kate Broderick – Sydney Speech Pathology & Occupational Therapy
  • Avalon Nixon – Qualia Occupational Therapy
  • Sonya Moriarty – Kids on Top

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Sydney Speech Pathology & Occupational Therapy

Kate Broderick - Sydney Speech Pathology & Occupational Therapy
Kate Broderick – Sydney Speech Pathology & Occupational Therapy

Kate Broderick graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (OT) in 2001. She initially entered the corporate sector working with adults who had sustained workplace injuries, however, a strong interest in paediatrics quickly lead her to accept a full time role working with children in private practice. Six months after graduating as an Occupational Therapist, Kate decided to take up some part time study in linguistics at Macquarie University. Kate’s passion for literacy was truly ignited at this time. She was excited by the progress her clients made when using a phonics-based method for literacy intervention, and was further encouraged when her studies reinforced her clinical observations.

With a growing desire to help children experiencing a range of communication difficulties, Kate enrolled in the Clinical Masters of Speech Language Pathology at Macquarie University. She then opened her first Occupational Therapy clinic in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and in 2005, Kate graduated with both her Masters of Speech Language Pathology and a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences. After a busy couple of years working and studying, Kate was looking forward to dedicating herself exclusively to clinical work.


Thumb Sucking Clinic, Orofacial Myology, Tongue Thrust, Cogmed, Hanen Parent Courses, Holiday Group Sessions, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Speech Pathology


Address197-199 Bronte Rd, Waverley NSW 2024
Phone: (02) 9389 3322


“SO AMAZING” -Gabriel

Qualia Occupational Therapy

Avalon Nixon started Qualia in 2010 after working in public and private practices in Perth and Sydney. Avalon has completed a degree in occupational therapy at the University of Sydney, a Masters Degree in Paediatric Occupational Therapy and is currently completing a higher degree by research into school aged occupational therapy (cognitive application strategies for organised writing). Avalon has lectured in the paediatric occupational therapy stream at the University of Sydney and guest lectures in other departments. Avalon is the mother of a beautiful son named Henry, and twin girls, Madeline and Odette. She lives in the Inner West of Sydney and works part time at Qualia. In her spare time, Avalon practices yoga and spends time finding the best coffee.

Avalon Nixon - Qualia Occupational Therapy
Avalon Nixon – Qualia Occupational Therapy


handwriting skills, pre-writing skills, letter recognition and formation, fine motor skills (including pencil grasp, cutting skills), play skills (including using play equipment like a bike or scooter and creative play), coordination and gross motor skills, organisation, attention and concentration, self-regulation skills, school readiness, school preparation (getting dressed, organising belongings and packing school bags), dressing (buttons, shoelaces and clothes), mealtimes, using the bathroom (bath time, toilet skills and teeth brushing), social skills & communication


Address62 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Phone: (02) 9555 9776


“Helped my child in many ways! Highly recommended!” -Kate S.

Kids on Top

Sonya Moriarty - Kids on Top
Sonya Moriarty – Kids on Top

Sonya Moriarty has worked closely with children for over thirty years, initially starting her career as a Registered Nurse at the Adelaide Childrens Hospital.

Working in the burns unit, Sonya quickly became facinatated and interested in the importance of occupational and play therapy in the healing process and the cognitive development of children.

After relocating to Sydney, Sonya managed a hand trauma unit at St Luke’s Hospital in Potts Point.

Drawing on her experience and interest in occupational therapy, Sonya persued her Master of Occupational Therapy at Sydney University in 2004.


Posture, Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Visual Perception, School Readiness, Academic and Learning Support, Room Rental


Address49 Waratah St, Haberfield NSW 2045
Phone: 0427 689 963


“Sonya helped my son feel at ease and gave him very age appropriate and useful strategies to help him enjoy school. Sonya understood my son and he immensely enjoyed his sessions.

Thank you Sonya for your support, the strategies and helping my son gain the confidence to become an independent learner.” -j sharp

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