Enrollments are now open for term 2 2022 Relax Kids classes starting Wednesday 18th (9-12 year olds) and Friday 20th of May (5-8 year olds). This term we have added an all-ages online class, making classes more accessible.  Simply select your child's age group below.

Occupational Therapy Support for Children and Adults


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About Leith OT

About Leith OT


Leith Occupational Therapy was established by Karen Keppel, a Registered Occupational Therapist who graduated from Otago Polytechnic in 2003.


The team at Leith Occupational Therapy provide assessment and therapy for children with:

  • neurological challenges caused by injury

  • autism spectrum disorder and/or ADHD

  • learning disabilities

  • sensory processing difficulties

  • developmental delay

  • handwriting and coordination/movement difficulties

Karen specialises in working with gifted and twice-exceptional children and teens. 

Our team can see your child at home, school, or in our child-friendly clinic in Queens Gardens.  We also offer telehealth through secure online platforms.

Leith Occupational Therapy is the only provider of Relax Kids services in coastal Otago and South Canterbury, priding themselves on their work in schools and children's homes, increasing children's resilience and improving their engagement in learning.  Leith Occupational Therapy is also a provider for  Connect Paediatric Assessment Services multidisciplinary team.


Services Available

Boy Coloring

Learning and Behaviour

Customised support programmes


Gifted & Twice Exceptional Learners

Screening, education, advocacy and customised programmes


Relax Kids

Classes, in-school, family, workplace and 1:1 relaxation and mindfulness sessions for children, teens and adults

Happy Woman

ACC Social Rehabilitation Needs Assessments

Available throughout the lower South Island

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