Baobab Therapy is a Paediatric Therapy Practice, located in Box Hill North in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We look forward to working with your family and child to promote confidence and skills. Our qualified team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Therapy Assistants can assist children with a variety of developmental, emotional and learning issues.

We chose the name Baobab Therapy for the clinic as it is a unique tree transplanted from Africa to Australia; like the founder of the clinic Clare Edgecome and her daughter Nicola Stampa. The tree provides shelter, nourishment and comfort, just like we strive to do at the clinic. We are located at  31 Trawool Street, Box Hill North. Please feel free to call 0402 455 046 for a chat.


Clare Edgecome née Stampa is the Senior Occupational Therapist at Baobab. She graduated with a B.Sc (Occupational Therapy) from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Clare has over thirty years experience specifically in Paediatrics. She has a special interest in children with Co-ordination Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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If you’ve ever wondered ‘What is Occupational Therapy?’ we’re sure you are not alone!

Many people ask us about our role as ‘OTs’, or Occupational Therapists, and exactly what it involves. 

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Would Your Child Benefit from Occupational or Speech Therapy?

 If you have noticed your child having difficulties in certain areas of their life, whether at school or at home, it may be helpful to take a closer look to determine whether your child could benefit from Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy.

At Baobab Therapy we specifically work with children offering Occupational Therapy (known as O.T) in our sensory gym. Speech Pathology sessions are also available. We can provide occasional home or school visits as necessary. 

Can we help your child?