Who can attend our clinic for initial assessment?
Children and adolescents with developmental, learning, behavioural, social and emotional difficulties aged 5-17 years old.
What age can my child continue to attend the clinic?
Patients can continue seeing our Paediatricians until the age of 25 years as needed for ongoing management.
How long is my child’s appointment?
Initial appointment varies from half day (4 hours) to full day (8 hours if medication testing requested) depending on assessment needs. Medication testing on initial appointment is reserved for patients travelling from a far and this will be confirmed at time of booking.
Review appointments vary from 2-2.5 hours depending on assessment and review testing requirements.
Psychology and Allied health therapy appointments vary but are mostly 50 minutes and will be confirmed at time of booking.
If my child has had a previous cognitive / IQ testing, does this have to be repeated?
This will be at our Paediatrician's discretion on the day of appointment and will depend on recency, details of previous testing and current concerns. Our team perform a range of different assessments as part of our initial comprehensive work-up and it is important that we have the opportunity to spend time observing and interacting directly with your child (not rely on previous reports) to provide accurate assessment and provide individualised management. Pricing may vary slightly and this will be discussed at time of appointment.
Can my child just have a brain map or medication test at initial appointment if they have had other assessments previously?
No, there is no option for any test or investigation to be performed in isolation and they are interpreted together in combination with our specialists’ expertise. Our specialist team perform a range of different assessments as part of our initial comprehensive work-up and it is important that we have the opportunity to spend time observing and interacting directly with your child (not rely on previous reports) to provide independent accurate assessment and individualised management. This allows our team to understand the full picture of your child’s strengths and limitations.