Child Health Team

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A multi-disciplinary team approach for children's health and development

We have a children’s therapy team of dedicated and experienced Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Psychologists who can assess and treat most childhood developmental concerns. They are joined by Podiatrists, Dietitians and Physiotherapists as required to provide a comprehensive team approach to our work with children and families.

Therapy plans are individualised to suit the needs of each child and their family situation, their budget and availability. We work from a strength based approach, and involve parents and families in all treatment plans. We help parents to continue to work effectively and confidently with their children at home.

We work with children with a wide range of concerns:

  • Speech and language
  • Social skills
  • Managing emotions
  • behavioral
  • Sensory
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Developmental
  • Fussy eating
  • Reading and writing
  • handwriting
  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Coordination
  • Attention and concentration (including ADD & ADHD)
  • School readiness
  • Self confidence and self esteem
  • Parent support

SERVICES PROVIDED

Psychology for Children
Our Psychologists help children work through concerns and provide support and effective strategies for parents.

Speech Therapy
Our Speech Pathologists help children to develop their speech, language and communication.  This includes verbal and non verbal communication.

Occupational Therapy
Our Occupational Therapists s help children improve their ability to function in everyday life at school, home, child care, kindergarten and play.

Dietetics & Nutrition
Our dietitians can help with fussy eating and other nutritional advice.

GROUP PROGRAMS

We offer a number of group programs that can compliment  individual therapy Programs are scheduled throughout the year according to demand and need.

Some of our popular group programs are:

  • Target Word – Hanen Program for Late Talkers
  • School Readiness Group
  • Magic and Emotion 123 – Parent Education Program
  • Speech and Language Group
  • Fussy eating presentations
  • Tuning into Kids
  • Everyday Parenting

ASSESSMENTS AND REPORTS

If your child needs a formal assessment with a report, our team may be able to provide this. Speak to us about your needs and we will help you to find the right service.

APPOINTMENTS AND REFERRALS

Anyone can refer to this service. Referrals can be made via phone, fax, or electronic referral (email/S2S/Ehealth).

A GP referral may be required to access some funding streams (e.g. Mental Health Plans, Chronic Disease Management Plans, Helping Children with Autism Plans).

FEES AND FUNDING

Our fees are set on a sliding scale and are designed to support access for all income levels.

Difficulty or inability to pay will not be a barrier to receiving a service.

Services are offered via a range of funding streams which have varying requirements.

Please click here for more details on fees and funding.

Funding options for this service include:

  • Full Fee
  • Community Health Program (Public)
  • GP Care Plan – Mental Health
  • GP Care Plan – Chronic Disease Management Plan
  • GP Care Plan – Helping Children With Autism Plan (up to 17 years old)
  • Helping Children with Autism Packages (up to 7 years old)

Note: Interpreters can be arranged free of charge.