We use play, games and fun to stimulate and bond with your child. We’ve found that creating an environment that is warm and light is the best way to engage with children. We’ll teach you some fun strategies too.

Availability of Services

We combine play with carefully designed therapeutic activities to treat the challenges your child is facing, while involving and coaching you; the parent and supporter of your child.

Hands on therapy

Our therapy work is family centred, giving you a chance to address any areas of concern and goals you may have with your therapist.

We then provide hands-on treatment and education, with the goal of optimising your child’s function based on their individual strengths and needs.

Occupational Therapy

If your child is having difficulties in the following developmental areas, then we can help! Our occupational therapists have identified these areas as common challenges for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder:

  • Sensory processing
  • Self regulation
  • Fine, gross and visual motor skills
  • Motor planning and coordination
  • Social and emotional development
  • Self-care
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • School readiness skills
  • Attention and concentration
child in occuaptional therapy session

Speech Therapy

The qualified speech pathologists at Talking in Steps see a great deal of children with an autism spectrum disorder. We are highly experienced in the assessment of communication difficulties seen in autism and designing therapy goals and strategies to enable your child to gain the most from therapy.

speech therapy session with child and therapist

What are the different approaches?


Picture Exchange Communication by Pyramid Education- which teaches the child to make requests and communicate by focusing on their visual strengths.

DIR floortime

Focuses on helping children master the building blocks of relaxing, communicating and thinking, rather than symptoms of ASD alone.

The Developmental Individual Difference, Relationship -based (DIR/floortime) Model is a developmental and interdisciplinary framework that helps clinicians, parents and educators conduct an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dedicated Sensory Room

What are the different approaches?

Where children can enjoy playing around with various toys and in different light settings so we can observe child behaviour.

sensory room at speech therapy clinic