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Sunshine Coast Occupational Therapy Accelerate Abilities

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Occupational Therapy

Accelerate Abilities Occupational Therapy is a trusted provider of comprehensive adult and paediatric occupational therapy services across the beautiful Sunshine Coast region. Our highly skilled occupational therapist Sarah is dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages to achieve their full potential and improve their overall well-being.

We understand that funding can be a concern for many individuals and families. That's why we proudly accept a range of funding types, including NDIS, DVA, private health insurance, and Medicare. Our goal is to ensure that our services are accessible to everyone who needs them.

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Shaping Healthy Futures

Guided By Expertise

Paediatric Services
Our paediatric services include early intervention and school-based therapy to help children reach their developmental milestones and achieve academic and social success.
Young Adult Services
Our young adult services include support with transitioning from schooling to post-school options, assessments for independence and support within home, work and supported living settings.
Adult Services
Our adult services include functional capacity assessments, assistive technology assessments and minor home modifications assessments to support independent living and enhance well-being.
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Empowering You

Excelling In Care

At Accelerate Abilities Occupational Therapy, we're committed to offering exceptional, customised services to clients in Mooloolaba, Caloundra, and their surrounding areas on the Sunshine Coast. Our focus is on providing care specifically tailored to each client's unique needs and goals, particularly in communities close to Mooloolaba, including Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland, and Buderim.

Understanding the need for accessible and flexible care options, we facilitate a variety of service delivery methods, such as home visits, clinic appointments, and telehealth consultations. Whether you're located in the bustling streets of Caloundra, the serene coastal vicinity of Mooloolaba, the vibrant Maroochydore area, or the picturesque surrounds of Buderim and Alexandra Headland, our goal is to ensure you receive personalised, client-centred occupational therapy support.

Our approach prioritises your convenience, aiming to make comprehensive, high-quality care readily available across the Sunshine Coast's central and southern regions. This ensures that you have the support you need, right where you need it, to progress towards enhanced well-being and a higher quality of life.

The Team

Sarah Barr

Occupational Therapist - Sunshine Coast

Sarah Barr is a devoted Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with clients to support them in reaching their valued goals in life through engagement in meaningful and fun activities. She completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia and has experience in working alongside clients and their families with a variety of needs to develop therapeutic interventions that are goal-oriented, purposeful and stimulating.

Sarah has a strong passion for developing play skills and social development, gross motor and movement skills, fine motor and handwriting skills, school readiness and activities of daily living (ADLs)

Sarah enjoys working collaboratively with support networks and values their contributions during therapy, acknowledging this as a key factor in an individual’s development. She has experience working with children and adults of a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, understanding the importance of culturally sensitive practice.

Sarah is an enthusiastic and creative therapist with a strong drive to deliver therapy sessions that are fun, stimulating and tailored to the individual’s needs, interests and priorities.

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Sarah OT Sunshine Coast


    Therapy Services

    Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with people to support their participation in everyday activities. This can range from self-care activities, domestic tasks, leisure and play, school or work and life skills such as accessing the community and social skills.

    We work closely with individuals and their support network at home, school or in the community to identify their goals and put together a plan to help enhance their independence in activities that are important to them.

    This can be done by modifying the environment, providing adaptive equipment as well as providing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

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    Functional Capacity Assessments

    Home Safety Assessments

    Sensory Profiles

    School/Pre-School Based Assessments

    Life Skill Assessments

    Assistive Technology Assessments & Trials

    Assesses a participant's functional performance in daily activity both at home and the community. It aims to holistically consider the comprehensive needs and goals of the client and identify necessary support to enable the client to participate in daily living activities, ensuring they have the right level of support and funding to achieve their goals.
    If you are returning home from the hospital or have recently had changes to how you are managing living independently at home, a home safety assessment can help. This assessment can help to identify the areas which are presenting challenges and make recommendations to improve home safety, functionality and independence. This may include recommending equipment, home modifications or providing education regarding different ways of performing a task.
    Difficulties with Sensory Integration can occur when messages from one or several sensory systems are not being processed effectively, resulting in a person being over or under-sensitive to particular sensations. Sensory profile assessments evaluate an individual's sensory processing patterns in the context of everyday life, providing a unique way to determine how sensory processing may be contributing to or interfering with participation in everyday tasks.
    Difficulties with school-based learning as well as preparation for school require support from an early age to establish the necessary building blocks for future success. School/Pre-school based assessments evaluate a child's fine motor, gross motor, cognitive, and motor skills in order to support them with learning in the classroom environment and engagement in schooling.
    Difficulties with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are very common among individuals of all ages. Areas such as toileting, dressing, hygiene/grooming, feeding, sleep, housework, money management, shopping, meal preparation, personal safety, travelling and organisational tasks are assessed through life skill assessments and help to identify which areas require further support through therapy.
    We apply our specialised knowledge to recommend suitable equipment which enhances independence and helps to make daily tasks easier. We work closely with the client to identify the most suitable option and provide clinical evidence to assist the participant to access funding. Assistive technology can range from small aids to help with dressing through to more complex and specialist technology such as powered wheelchairs.

      Client Feedback

      • Peter has been working with my son who has Cerebral Palsy for the last few years. During this time, he has helped my son in many ways. Having Peter work with my son in his home means the skills he is learning and developing can be replicated each day.

        My son looks forward to his weekly OT sessions with Peter and doesn't see them as 'therapy' but rather a fun part to his weekly routine.

      • Jessica.. thank you for your visit.. we have never dealt with an Occupational Therapist before and we were very impressed by the information you provided, and your enthusiasm and energy.

        We look forward to working with you. Again thank you.

        Wal & Helen
      • Peter’s service for our son with autism has been excellent. He always suggests recommendations for services, typical developmental milestones, promotes engagement in age appropriate activities and provides appropriate community resources that support participation.

        We wanted to share this information and let others know that Peter does a fabulous job with our son.  We are forever grateful to have met him in our Autism journey and would highly recommend his professionalism, advice and skills.

        Ashim & Maria
      • We can't thank Peter enough for everything he has done for our son. Our son’s trust and confidence has grown in so many aspects.

        It's comforting to know our son has someone special like Peter to confide in.

        Chad & Laura
        NDIS Logo
        We accept both self-managed and plan-managed NDIS participants of all ages and disabilities.
        Dept of Veteran Affairs
        Our bulk-billed services allow eligible veterans to access occupational therapy services at no charge.
        Private Health Bupa Medibank
        Occupational therapy private health rebates are able to be accessed in the vast majority of health funds. Check with your health fund to find out what rebates you are eligible for.
        Patients with care plans are able to receive funding via medicare for allied health services, this helps to cover a portion of the consultation or assessment.


        Accelerate Abilities Occupational Therapists have extensive experience in service provision within the paediatric, adult, aged care and disability sectors.

        Our team of compassionate and connected Occupational Therapists work closely with each individual, their families, support network, and relevant funding bodies to ensure ease of access to services for eligible patients.

        Contact & Referral

        Feel free to contact us at any time.
        We will get back to you as soon as we can!

        Phone:0405 177 258
        Mailing Address:2/204 Military Road, Henley Beach SA 5022
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