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Psychologists provide psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for children and young people experiencing a range of emotional, social, behavioural, and learning difficulties, and their families. Psychologists provide support in developing skills to manage problems including:

  • Anxiety and worry
  • Depression and low mood
  • Adjustment difficulties and developmental transitions
  • Reactions to trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Anger management
  • Difficulties related to having a developmental disorder, including Autism Spectrum Disorder

Our psychologists use a range of evidence-based approaches to support children and young people to manage their difficulties, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, skills development, and play-based therapy. Parents are supported through parenting assistance and skills development.

In addition to therapy services our psychologists offer cognitive, academic and autism assessments.

An occupational therapist can help your child engage in activities that they need, want and are expected to do.

Need to do:

  • Self Care
    • Toileting
    • Feeding
    • Dressing
    • Grooming
    • Sleeping

Want to do:

  • Social Skills
    • Making and maintaining friendships
    • Playing with peers
  • Accessing the community if they are restricted by sensory or physical limitations

Are expected to do:

  • Participate at school
    • Handwriting
    • Attention and concentration
    • Transitioning from tasks
    • Fine motor tasks (e.g. using scissors)
  • Regulating their emotions
  • Participating in a variety of age appropriate activities
  • Engage in leisure activities (improve skills or make modifications to create access)

Our occupational therapists can undertake a comprehensive assessment to determine the significant performance areas causing these difficulties. This information can be used to set and prioritise goals and be passed on to your teacher, GP, or paediatrician.

Your child may:

  • Have difficulty understanding what is said
  • Have difficulty following instructions
  • Find it challenging to share thoughts and feelings
  • Say words incorrectly
  • Repeat words and find it hard to speak smoothly
  • Find it difficult to interact with peers
  • Encounter challenges when learning to read or write
  • Have difficulty eating and drinking safely
  • Only eat a small variety of food

How we can help:

Our Speech Language Pathologists work closely with you and your child to achieve best outcomes in our complex world of communication. We use a play based model of therapy as children learn and understand best when engaged in things they like and are relevant to their everyday lives.

We use individual and group therapy to support your child’s communication development, and we work together with the other therapists, early childhood educators, and teachers to ensure a team approach to your child’s care.

We use a number of evidence-based therapy programs and approaches to support your child’s communication development.

These include:

  • Hanen: More Than Words and It Takes Two To Talk
  • The Lidcombe Program for stuttering
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication including Key Word Sign, PECS, PODD, Proloquo2Go
  • PALS Social Skills Program
  • Secret Agent Society
  • The SOS Approach to feeding
  • MultiLit
  • The Spalding Method

We offer challenging play based therapy to achieve gross motor goals. We work on posture and gait training, reaching milestones, strength and endurance that all develop confidence in new found skills.

The physiotherapist team at the Children’s Therapy Centre is dedicated to helping your child maximise their potential in a fun and interactive way. We work alongside Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Pathologists to ensure a holistic approach to early development.

Physiotherapy will work towards developing gross motor skills and postural control. Our detailed assessment will look at posture, musculoskeletal development, gait, tone, strength, joint range of motion and gross motor skills. Treatment is play based and fun as well as hard work and will strive to develop confidence with new found skills. Our therapists will provide the family with an appropriate home exercise program and necessary tools and equipment if needed.

If your child requires any aids or assistive devices, our physio team is skilled to assess individual needs and prescribe appropriately. All our physiotherapists are registered with the Australian Physiotherapy Association and adhere to continuing professional development, to ensure up to date, evidence based treatment practices. We will work with families and carers to ensure the best possible outcome for your child.

The Family Services Program is funded by the State Government to provide social support services to the families. Services are provided by the Family Services Coordinator and the Family Services Workers.

Family Services help families with the following:

  • advocacy
  • information provision about disabilities
  • linking families to internal and external resources, including funding
  • counselling as required including during times of crisis
  • provision of sibling support including running the annual children’s camp
  • provision of parenting support
  • developing behaviour support plans for challenging behaviour
  • implementing parenting workshops/support groups
  • networking with other relevant organisations around the families

Families can be seen in the centre or at their home. We also provide school and daycare visits, liaising with educational staff where relevant.

The Parent Connect program supports families with young children with a newly diagnosed disability or developmental delay by providing information on how to access specialists and assessments. Parent Connect helps parents better understand what is happening by providing support and some financial assistance to access local assessments and interventions.

Families face many challenges when they discover their baby or child has a disability or developmental delay. If the family have a child with a newly diagnosed disability or developmental delay, or are awaiting a diagnosis, the Parent Connect initiative may assist them in navigating the support system and helping them to determine a response that best suits the family.

The primary focus of Parent Connect is with parents with a child (0-6) newly diagnosed with a disability or developmental delay or awaiting a diagnosis. The secondary focus is delivering an early response to parents of children up to the age of 10 with newly acquired or identified disability or developmental delay.

To make a referral to the Parent Connect program please call 0408 056 727 or 0408 791211.

We run a number of evidence-based group programs including:

  • Secret Agent Society (SAS)
  • Play and Learning to Socialise (PALS)
  • DIR Floortime
  • Hanen More Than Words
  • Transition to Prep
  • Augmented Assistive Communication (AAC)
  • Sign and Play
  • Connect and Learn
  • Play is Learning

Please refer to our Calendar of Events

NDIS Registered Service Provider

We provide Allied Health Services to children and young people from birth to 18 years. Our multi-disciplinary team includes experienced Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Psychologists. Our services are available in our specialist centres in Nambour, Kawana and Gympie as well as at home, school, child care, and in the community.

In addition to providing therapy, we assist with accessing aids and equipment.

Our early childhood supports are consistent with the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach. This is the national best practice approach to early intervention for children aged from birth to 6 years old.

Registered NDIS Plan Manager

As a registered plan management provider, we manage the funds in your NDIS support plan. Our financial intermediary services include:

  • Organising providers and their payment
  • Paying for services
  • Doing monthly statements for clients and consumers
  • Claiming from the NDIA
  • Finding support providers
  • Negotiating how and when supports are provided
  • Negotiating individual requirements as part of the support management

Registered NDIS Support Coordinator
As a Support Coordinator, we help you to negotiate and coordinate your supports. This could include sourcing providers, negotiating how and when supports are provided, and negotiating individual requirements as part of the support management.

You may have a plan that says you will get certain supports from your family, others from a local community group and several different supports that are funded by the NDIS. For some people, coordinating all of these different supports may be difficult. In recognition of this, the NDIA has created three different levels of support for people with different levels of need. ‘Support Connection’ is for people who just need a little bit of help to get started with all the supports in their plan. ‘Coordination of Supports’ allows for a little more help than Support Connection. ‘Special Support Coordination’ helps participants with specific high-level difficulties that may impact the implementation of the plan.


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