Children's therapy services

Mater Health and Wellness are leaders in early childhood assessment and therapy programs providing assistance for a range of issues which may affect children born prematurely or very young children identified as at risk of delay or disability.

Our caring team of audiologists, dietitians, occupational therapy, physiotherapists and speech pathologists are Early Childhood NDIS registered and receive comprehensive training on evidence-based paediatric therapy.

We recognise that every family is different and every child is unique.

Our team listens; and will work with families to develop recommendations and deliver services to bring out the best in your child’s development, participation and independence.

Our services


Our services include:

  • Therapy services to support early childhood development (0-7 years)
    • comprehensive assessment
    • development of motor skills
    • learning difficulties
    • toilet training
    • eating difficulties
    • behavioural concerns
    • sensitivities to sensory information e.g. touch, sound
    • emotional and social difficulties
       
  • Therapy services to support children diagnosed with autism (0-7 years)
    • comprehensive assessment
    • development of motor skills
    • learning difficulties
    • continence or bed wetting
    • eating difficulties
    • behavioural concerns
    • sensitivities to sensory information e.g. touch, sound
    • emotional and social difficulties
       
  • Therapy services to support infant and young children’s nutrition and feeding
    • comprehensive assessment including multidisciplinary feeding clinic
    • have food allergies or intolerances
    • experience difficulties chewing or swallowing
    • have been diagnosed with autism or other conditions with sensory processing  difficulties
    • experience difficulty gaining or managing weight
    • are fussy eaters
       
  • Therapy services to support recovery from trauma/surgery
    • specialised physiotherapy and occupational therapy services
    • injury/surgery (e.g. ankle sprains, muscle weakness, hip and spine surgery, wrist and hand injuries/plastic surgery)

 

Early childhood assessment

Our team is experienced and accredited ensuring we can deliver a variety of assessment services for babies, toddlers and young children including ADOS 2 and assessments to address developmental and learning concerns.  

Assessment services
  • Assessment to support specific medical diagnosis e.g. Hearing, ADOS 2 (Gold standard assessment for assisting with autism diagnosis)
  • Childcare/kindergarten screening for early identification of developmental concerns in movement, fine motor, problem solving, communication and social development
  • Assessment to determine school readiness or if global delay is present
  • Assessment to help identify contributing factors underlying difficulties in movement, balance and  coordination
  • Assessment to help identify contributing factors underlying difficulties in talking, reading and comprehension
  • Assessment to help identify contributing factors underlying difficulties with specific functional skills e.g. toileting, dressing, play, feeding/meal times, grasp and manipulation, hand writing
  • Assessment to help identify contributing factors underlying difficulties in self-regulation, behaviour and sensitivities to sensory information, organisation and routines
  • Assessment to help identify contributing factors underlying diet and growth concerns
How we explain your child’s assessment findings

After your child’s assessment, our team will recommend the next session is booked to discuss any findings from the assessment and ensure you have an opportunity to ask questions. We will also discuss the benefits of learning more about your child’s strengths, learning preferences and your family routines at home and in the community. Collectively this discussion will ensure a Services Support Plan truly represents how we will work together to achieve your goals. We provide this service within all of our NDIS Early Childhood services. This session can be completed by telehealth in the comfort of your home.

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For further details please contact Mater Health and Wellness or request a booking.

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