Enrolments are now open for term 4 Relax Kids classes starting Wednesday 3rd (9-12 year olds) and Friday 5th of November (5-8 year olds).  Simply select your child's agr group below.


Occupational Therapy Support for Children and Adults


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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.

Leith Occupational Therapy is the only provider of Relax Kids services in coastal Otago, priding themselves on their work in schools and children's homes, increasing children's resilience and improving their engagement in learning.


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

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ACC Social Rehabilitation Needs Assessments

Available throughout the lower South Island