At Developmental Paediatrics, we have a team of professionals who are available for assessment and therapy for children and adolescents with developmental, learning, and behaviour concerns. Where there are concerns about ADHD, in most instances we believe an ideal assessment structure is a multi-disciplinary team assessment, so that specialists meet you together and discuss your child as a team before giving you feedback together. For under 6 year olds, we do this either as part of an Early Childhood Multidisciplinary Clinic. This involves an initial appointment with a Developmental Paediatrician and a Speech Pathologist or Psychologist, which will determine the direction of further assessment and therapy from our team of experts. This can include formal developmental or cognitive assessment tools, autism specific assessments, medical investigations, or assessments in speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, and psychology. For children/adolescents age 6 or above, the Developmental Paediatrics School Age Multidisciplinary Assessment Day has been designed as a comprehensive, collaborative team assessment enabling busy families to have their child or adolescent seen by an expert team in one centre. It is a new and innovative model of complete care designed for 6-17 year old children with developmental, learning, attention, or behavioural concerns, and involves: Development Paediatrician assessment Clinical Psychologist assessment Nutritional...
EarlyEd is an early intervention service for children and their families, delivering all the services they need including speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, behaviour support and special education. For over 40 years, as a not for profit organisation, Early Ed have been supporting families across Northern and Western Sydney. Our teams have specialised early intervention skills as well as discipline specific skills to help them assess, set goals and provide interventions that will support the child as a whole as well as their family and community. Our teams of intervention staff work together with families, preschools and childcare to find ways to support children to be ready to learn. Early Ed plan and deliver support in ways that meet the individual needs and interests of each child and family. By creating a team around each child with their family, we take a holistic approach to support, prioritise areas needing support and then work side by side to achieve the best outcomes. For the young child Early Ed has professionals who specialise in supporting early development, inclusion in preschool and transitioning children to school. A team of professionals also specialise in supporting the needs of school-aged children at home, in the community...
Learning Links is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with over 40 years of experience in helping kids learn. Our vision is to provide children and young people who have difficulties learning with the skills, services and family support that enable them to reach their full potential. We work with children, parents, carers, families and professionals across Sydney and NSW. How we can help? Our specialist professionals work with children who have learning difficulties/disabilities to address concerns with: • Speech, language and communication • Fine and gross motor development • Literacy and numeracy • Anxiety, depression, low self esteem, social skills and behaviour • Developmental delay, ADHD & Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia, High Functioning Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Our Approach We understand that every child is unique with different strengths and difficulties and that each family has their own set of challenges and goals. We tailor the best possible program for each child and offer families access to a caring and committed team of highly qualified experts across therapy, teaching and psychology. Main Office: Peakhurst 12-14 Pindari Road Peakhurst Other locations: Liverpool Shop 2, 54-56 Macquarie Street (North) Liverpool Bella Vista 6a/7 Meridian Place Bella Vista Maroubra 2, Level 3, Bowen Library Building 669-673 Anzac Parade Maroubra
Deb Hopper from Life Skills 4 Kids is an experienced in-house Occupational Therapist who brings her passion and experience of over 15 years of working with children and youth. Deb and the team from Life Skills 4 Kids just want to be there with you on the ground and provide you with the best evidenced-based resources and empower you with high quality best practice knowledge to help children with a range of difficulties including children with autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, learning difficulties. Even if children don’t have a diagnosis such as Autism and ADHD, our team understands that children often struggle with concentration and attention in class.
Occupational Therapy Helping Children Director/Senior Clinician - Lisa Hughes Occupational Therapy Helping Children is a paediatric private practice which has been operating on the Northern Beaches for over 20 years. We have clinics at Balgowlah and Pymble. Our staff are mature, highly experienced and many have children with whom they have walked the ADHD path. Occupational Therapy Helping Children specialises in treating children with ADHD, sensory processing disorder, developmental disabilities, and learning difficulties. For children with ADHD, occupational therapy can help them with organisation, physical co-ordination and improving their efficiency in everyday tasks. The two main areas that we address with children with ADHD are: Self-regulation - teaching a child to identify and adjust their level of alertness; Executive functioning - teaching a child organisational skills, preparing for and making smooth transitions between events, problem solving and time management. At our practice we teach the child how to develop the skills to help them function more effectively and we educate the family about how to create a home environment and routine that is going to support their child’s needs. Occupational Therapy Helping Children offer a practice at Balgowlah and Pymble in addition to working within the school environment.
Ruth Rosenthal - Paediatric Occupational Therapist I am a paediatric occupational therapist with over 30 years experience working with children and teenagers with: ASD ADD/ADHD Gross and Fine Motor Coordination Difficulties Handwriting Difficulties Visual Perceptual Difficulties Learning Difficulties Developmental Delay Hearing & Vision Impairment Cerebral Palsy I have worked at a number of special needs schools including Giant Steps Sydney and Alice Betteridge School (RIDBC). I am NDT trained and have experience with sensory processing difficulties. I offer an individualised, family-based, personal service to all my clients. Registered for Medicare and NDIS.
Thrive provides an integrative whole-child approach to improving attention, learning and coordination. At Thrive, by combining the crucial ingredients of learning success, our comprehensive approach promotes lasting changes in neural and muscular function, improving the ability to learn. Bringing the best in Occupational Therapy practice, our cutting-edge, individualised programs enhance the way the brain organises and processes information preparing all kids to learn more efficiently.