Children

A person’s a person no matter how small
Dr Seuss

ADOS Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is a semi-structured assessment of communication, social interaction, and play (or imaginative use of materials) for individuals suspected of having autism or other pervasive developmental disorders across developmental levels and chronological ages. The ADOS is a standardized assessment consists of four modules, each of which is appropriate for children and adults of differing developmental and language levels, ranging from nonverbal to verbally-fluent.

Psychology

Our psychologists are experienced in working with children of all developmental levels and chronological ages. Psychologists work with children and support families by completing appropriate assessment that will guide suitable intervention. Psychologists work hand-in-hand with children and families to provide skills on behavioral management, emotional regulation and social skills. Our psychologists are experienced in working children who present with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, depression and anxiety, and trauma.

Occupational Therapy

Occupations are things we want or need to do each day. A child’s main occupations include playing and school work.  The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to help children and adolescents participate in activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists can help children develop the essential skills for playing, school work, and other activities of daily living such as showering and getting dressed.  This can include helping children achieve their developmental milestones such as fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills and toileting. Assessments such as Sensory Profiles, Functional Assessments, and Movement Assessments can be completed to assist in guiding therapy. Sessions involve educating and involving parents, carers and others to facilitate the normal development and learning of children. 

Speech Pathology

Our Speech Pathologists are experienced in working with children of all developmental levels and ages. Speech pathology can assist children with a variety of presentations including speech sound difficulties, understanding and expressing language, fluency difficulties, delays in literacy development, feeding difficulties, voice impairment, difficulties with social skill development, and use of multimodal communication. Our speech pathologists work in partnership with the child and their family to support their communication needs for all environments. They have experience working with, but not limited to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disabilities, learning difficulties, and speech and language impairments.

School Visits

Can’t make it to the clinic? Our Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologist not only run therapy sessions in clinic, they also travel to local schools to offer services during school times.

Every school has different rules and regulations on therapists providing services on school grounds. Please check with your child’s school or talk to our therapists on whether we are able to offer school visits for your child.

Clinical Reviews

Clinical review takes place weekly at Psylutions for Development, and facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to therapy. Clinical review has input from multiple clinicians including our Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists. A multidisciplinary approach provides all clients and families with the best possible therapy. Complex clients with multiple concerns or barriers, particularly benefit from clinical review.

Groups

Psylutions for Development offers a variety of group programs that allow your child to learn skills along with other children in a fun learning environment. We offer a range of groups that promote phonological awareness, social and play skills, handwriting, pre-writing development, movement and coordination, and pre-prep skills. To see which group programs are currently available click on the children’s groups page of this website. If you would like to contact us to learn more about the groups being run call us on 07 4723 4333.

Educational Assessments

Our multi-disciplinary team consisting of Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists can conduct assessments that provide imperative information for educational settings. Our therapists can conduct cognitive assessments, achievement testing, language assessments and sensory profiles, and provide recommendations that are tailored to the classroom and school setting.

Pre-Cochlear Implant Screening

These are conducted by psychologists, Ms Alix Gibson and Dr Jenny Promnitz. The aim is to ensure that clients proceed with a cochlea implant procedure in an emotionally stable state, and fully understand the work that is required post-implant. There is also a brief cognitive and memory component to determine capacity to make a fully informed decision to consent to the cochlea implant.