Cooper Allied Health



If you’re in need of an independent occupational therapist in Newcastle NSW specialising in NDIS & disability support, aged care and driving assessments get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.




Hi, I’m Bernadette.

I have had the pleasure of being an occupational therapist for over 14 years’. My expertise includes comprehensive functional assessments and reports, equipment prescription, home modifications and driving assessments.  

I take a holistic, person-centred approach to the services I deliver and I work collaboratively with you and your other service providers to address your individual needs.

My experience has seen me work with a range of funding bodies and services including the NDIS, RMS and Home Care Providers.

Occupational Therapy - Functional & Driving Assessments Newcastle NSW


Qualifications & Experience

I am a fully qualified occupational therapist having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Sydney in 2007. In 2015, I completed a Post Graduate course in Driving Assessment and Rehabilitation.

I hold a professional membership with AHPRA and my registration number is OCC0001730377.




How I Can Support You

NDIS & Disability Support

Occupational Therapy services offer a vital role in supporting people with a disability and their support networks. Those already accessing the NDIS can request the following services:

Comprehensive Functional Capacity assessment and reports

Assistive technology prescription, reports and training

Minor home modification assessments and reports

Aged Care

Supporting individuals to remain safe and independent in their home is an important part of Occupational Therapy services. I offer home safety assessments and interventions which may include the following recommendations:

Home modifications e.g. grab rails and ramps

Equipment prescription e.g. personal alarms, shower and toilet aids, wheelchairs and scooters, pressure care

Referrals to other health care professionals e.g. physiotherapists, speech pathologists, community nursing services

Driving Assessments

Driving is an important part of our clients’ lives. The Driver Trained Occupational Therapist’s role is to determine the impact a person’s medical condition/s may or may not be having on their ability to drive safely.

Assessment includes an off-road component followed by an on-road assessment with an experienced Rehab Trained Driving Instructor. I will then complete a comprehensive report which provides the outcome of the driving assessment as well as recommendations for changes to the persons driver’s license, remediation plan and/or car modifications.

I also liaise with your health professionals and the Roads & Maritime Service (RMS).

Am I Right For You?

I am based in Newcastle NSW and offer a mobile service to your home. Charges for travel will be included in the quotes for the services requested. I work with clients who are currently in receipt of a Home Care Package (MAC), Self-managed or Plan-managed NDIS plans and private clients.

If this sounds like you, get in touch I would love to hear from you.


What People are Saying

“So Much Benefit”

I want to thank you very much Bernadette for the excellent time of assessment we spent together. The outcome has revealed so much of benefit to me so that I can continue to pursue life confidently.

Gladys, Newcastle NSW


Make A Referral

Whether you are a case manager, allied health professional, family member or looking for support for yourself, simply complete our referral form and I will be in touch with you shortly.

9 + 6 =

Get In Touch

9:00am – 4:30pm

0429 822 809



Make An Enquiry

10 + 2 =