Occupational Therapy for Children

At Hop-a-long we provide child-centred Occupational Therapy therapy, tailored to your child’s specific needs, assisting them to reach their full potential.  Hop-a-long is a privately owned practice in the Port Stephen’s area, where we aim to provide an SI-NDT blending intervention approach with a focus on FUN and achieving goals.

Under the leadership of Marga Marloth, we have extensive experience in assessing and treating young children with an array of difficulties.  We are passionate about early intervention as we believe it can change a child’s developmental path and improve outcomes for children and their families when neuroplasticity is optimal.

How can Occupational Therapy help your child?

Our Values

Meet our team

Marga Marloth

Founder and senior Occupational Therapist

Our founder and senior Occupational Therapist, Marga Marloth, graduated from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) in 1999.  She has ever since worked as a paediatric Occupational Therapist in school settings, community therapy and predominantly in Private Practice.  

Marga has always been passionate about helping children and their families reach their full potential by delivering a high standard of therapy modelled on evidence-based practices.  Continued Professional development has always been a priority to ensure we stay up-to-date with the latest research, practices, policies and procedures.

Marga has over 20 years of experience working with children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Global Developmental Delays (GDD), Syndromes and learning difficulties.

Marga’s real passion is in early intervention, working with children under he age of 2.  She has completed extensive courses on General Movements, Neurodevelopmental Techniques and Ayres Sensory Processing Disorder.