Longest standing private paediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic in SA

Private clinical services in Adelaide

OTFC has provided private clinical services in Adelaide for nearly 30 years. It is the longest standing private paediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic in SA that is centrally located in the CBD and services clients not only within metropolitan Adelaide but also in rural regions and Interstate.  In 2005 Dino and Michelle Mennillo became the Directors of OTFC, taking over from Veronica Steer who founded the practice in 1987.

Dynamic teaching practice

OTFC has evolved into a dynamic teaching practice where skills and techniques are shared amongst therapists, students, parents, carers, teachers, government and non-government organisations, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be empowered in working with the children – including the children themselves.


OTFC does not provide other allied health or medical services – autonomy ensures we can continue to provide families with options. Every child is different and it is the child’s needs, personality and other factors that are taken into consideration when deciding which allied health services to refer to – we believe it is important to remain connected to many health professionals that contribute to providing a holistic, collaborative and highly skilled service to children and their families.

We maintain Sensory Integration treatment modality

Occupational Therapy For Children maintains Sensory Integration (Ayres Sensory Integration®) as the core treatment modality but incorporates a unique treatment paradigm integrating techniques and skills developed over 30 years of clinic based work. OTFC has achieved a high standard meeting the Fidelity Measures in Ayres Sensory Integration® recommended for Best Practice in Sensory Integration Therapy worldwide (American journal of Occupational Therapy March/April 2011, Volume 65, No. 2).

Occupational Therapists who are employed at OTFC have experience and are committed to working with children with a range of behaviours and diagnoses including, but not limited to:

  • Sensory Integrative Difficulties/Disorder
  • Developmental Delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)/ Asperger’s Syndrome / PDD-NOS
  • Language Delay/Disorder
  • Specific and Non-specific learning difficulties
  • Dyslexia
  • Gross and Fine Motor coordination difficulties
  • Dyspraxia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hearing and Visual Impairment
  • Handwriting Difficulties / dysgraphia
  • Attention Difficulties (AD/H/D)
  • Behavioural Disorders (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attachment Disorder)
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Fragile X
  • Phelan McDermid Syndrome
  • Kabuki’s Syndrome
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Angelman’s Syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Epilepsy