Our psychologists would love to work with you and your child to provide you with the support, information and access to the latest evidence based therapies. Together we can achieve your goals.
We only work with children/adolescents and their families. This means we have highly developed skills and experience in helping you and your child. We believe in a strengths based approach which means we help to build on and extend your child’s strengths. We also use a range of innovative interventions to develop a treatment plan to build upon and expand your child’s existing skill set. Our emphasis is on skill development and mindset growth.
We offer three types of psychology services: individual consultations for children and families, group based courses and training and direct support to schools. We are also a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Agency.
Call us on 0456 313 169 to find out more about our services for children, families and schools.
A comprehensive diagnostic assessment explains why your child is struggling with impulse control, concentration, social skills, reading, maths, spelling or writing. Once you have identified why they are struggling you then know how to address these issues. Read more about the benefits of assessment here.
We provide the following diagnostic assessments:
- Cognitive assessment to determine giftedness and intellectual functioning.
- Educational assessments to determine a learning disability (e.g., dyslexia)
- Working memory assessment
- Assessment of executive functioning
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Intellectual Disability (for funding purposes)
- Adaptive Behaviour Assessments
Verbal feedback and a detailed written report that is filled with practical strategies is provided for all diagnostic assessments.
We provide a range of innovative and traditional interventions for a range of developmental concerns. Each of our Therapists has expertise in specific areas (Read more here). Below is a summary of the supports and interventions we currently provide.
- DIR Floortime
- Sandplay Therapy
- Early Start Denver Model (we are in the process of training for accreditation)
- Social skills groups for preschool and school aged children
- Self regulation skill building (e.g., anger management, managing ‘big’ feelings)
- Learn play skills
- Early intervention for children with Autism
- Assistance with school refusal
- Build resilience
Think Cool Kids Buddy Program
The Think Cool Kids Buddy Program is an exciting new program for children and teens. This program is designed to empower children and adolescents in a fun and interactive manner. The program is 1:1 and is specifically designed to improve the interaction between the kids and their social networks. The 1:1 support will help kids to put into practice in the real world the things they are learning in a therapy setting. This is a great way to build skills in a fun, supportive and community based manner. The Think Cool Kids Buddy Program will be delivered by Will Lord who has recently completed his Diploma of Sport Development. Will has delivered sport based programs in local Primary Schools and Barwon Valley School. He has a current First Aid Certificate and is a really cool kid.
Please call our office manager, Kym Helman, on 0456 313 169 or send us an email to learn more.
Please note this program is only available to NDIS participants.
TALI TrainTM is a ground-breaking evidence based training program proven to improve attention and support learning in childhood. Designed by a team of neuroscientists at Monash University, the program is the result of over 30 years of research in developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Designed as a five-week clinical intervention, TALI TrainTM is accessed via a home-based tablet, making it available to users across a wider range of socio-demographic groups and geographic locations. The program incorporates engaging touchscreen exercises to train children’s core attention skills. Using a special algorithm, each exercise automatically adapts in difficulty to ensure that children are constantly challenged. Who is TALI TrainTM suitable for? TALI TrainTM is suitable for any child between the age of 3-8 years who is experiencing attention difficulties. For instance, struggling to maintain focus in the classroom, having problems following instructions, and being forgetful or distractible.
TALI TrainTM is particularly beneficial for children who experience attention difficulties as a result of developmental disability, such as autism spectrum disorder.
How to get started?
To get started with TALI TrainTM please contact us on 0456 313 169. We will provide the following services:
Eligibility assessment to determine if the program and recommended training schedule is right for your child.
Start-up session in person consultation to discuss the program and set up your child via the TALI Web Portal
Access to the 20-25 minute TALI Train program to complete 5 days a week
Daily monitoring of your child’s progress via the TALI Web Portal Weekly support and progress calls
Completion session in person training review and recommendation at the end of your child’s training