Kid Psychology offers 3 types of service, which can be built upon to ensure your child and everyone involved in their life can be part of the process.
The assessment process is often the first place we meet and often originates from you, a referral from your child’s paediatrician or some other important person like preschool or another therapist. This process can take a while, but it is important we all take the time to make sure the results are accurate, because that matters. For a more detailed explanation of the assessment process and what it involves, click here.
The cost of the assessment varies depending on the type of assessment and what is involved. More details of the cost of the assessment and possible funding supports can be found here
The types of things I can assess for can include:
- Specific Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia etc)
- Intellectual Disability
- Developmental and Behavioural issues
to name but a few. If you have specific assessment ideas, please contact me for a chat.
Support are those services that can come from the assessment process, or through a referral from your GP or because you feel your little person could benefit from some additional help in areas like:
- managing big emotions
- understanding how they fit into the world around them
- making and keeping friends,
- developing healthy self-confidence;
- turning fears and worries into strengths
Common concerns I can help with include (but are not limited to): anxiety, depression, situational (selective) mutism, behavioural issues, issues with toileting, obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours, trauma exposure and school attendance issues.
Sessions can be short (25 mins) or standard (50 mins) in length. Support can be provided without a referral, using NDIS for self-managed and plan-managed participants or with a referral from your child’s GP or paediatrician under the Better Access initiative through Medicare.
Collaboration is the service I provide that brings everything together. I have extensive knowledge regarding NSW Department of Education support services and have experience guiding, supporting, empowering and advocating for children and families to ensure they are able to access the most appropriate support for their educational needs. I also have extensive experience collaborating with other government (NDIS, Health, Communities and Justice) and non-government agencies (NDIS providers, therapy teams, medical consultants, early childhood centres) to enhance the services your little one accesses by creating and contributing to a gold-standard holistic approach to support.
Let’s chat if you need support with:
- working out what options your child has for early-intervention or support class settings for school;
- creating or joining a therapy team with your child’s other services;
- developing and enhancing communication pathways between you and those involved with your child’s care;
- advocating with you and/or n behalf of your child to access relevant services;
- directly communicating with teachers and schools to develop in-class strategies for your child
You do not need a referral to access Collaboration, nor does your child have to be an existing client in the clinic. You can access this as a standalone service, or as part of the work we are doing as part of the Assessment or Support service.
Kid Psychology also provides ongoing therapeutic support for self-managed and plan-managed NDIS participants. Kid Psychology also accepts Mental Health Care Plans from GPs for selective mutism, anxiety disorders for children aged 2-12. Click below for more information.