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EDUCARE was established in 1999 by Child Psychologist, Dr Anne-Marie Youlden. It has since developed into a multi-disciplinary practice designed to bring many related specialist medical, health and educational services into one location for the convenience of families in the Hunter Region.

The EDUCARE team consists of a wide range of highly experienced medical and health specialists, all working together to empower our clients and their families to achieve their goals and their potential. Specialists include Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Neurologist, Occupational Therapists and Behavioural Therapists.

EDUCARE recognises that the medical, health and educational needs of children, adolescents and adults are invariably interrelated. Therefore personal solutions are best achieved when various medical, health and educational professionals work together as part of an integrated team.

Our vision:
To unlock potential and enhance the long term wellbeing and success of children, teenagers and adults.

Our mission:
To provide a Multi-disciplinary medical and health centre in the Hunter Region where children, adolescents and adults can access specialist medical, health and educational services. And specifically , to provide a team of specialists who can identify barriers to unlock potential and provide strategies and skills that will enhance the long-term wellbeing and success of each family member or individual.

Who is EDUCARE?

EDUCARE was established in 1995 and is a multi-disciplinary practice designed to bring many related specialist medical, health and educational services into one location for the convenience of families in regional NSW.

The EDUCARE team consists of a wide range of highly experienced medical and health specialists, who all work together to empower our clients and their families. Specialists include Paediatricians,Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Teachers.

Why can EDUCARE help?

You may have observed that your son or daughter has the potential to perform at least equal to peers, perhaps even better, but for some reason they do not seem to reach their full potential.

Similarly, you may feel as an adult that you are encountering a range of difficulties that are creating barriers to your emotional, mental or professional well-being.

EDUCARE can help because it has the specialist professional expertise to identify both the barriers and potential solutions to enhance well-being and learning and every-day living

How can EDUCARE help?

EDUCARE provides a comprehensive range of assessments, diagnostic and treatment services

EDUCARE provides a fully integrated approach in meeting family needs by working closely with referring medical practitioners, health professionals and educators

EDUCARE provides a range of target services and programs to meet the varying needs of individuals and families such as Pre & Post Natal Counselling; Autism Spectrum Management; Social and Behaviour Intervention Programs; Parent Training; Medico-Legal Matters; and WorkCover Support.

What funding support is available?

Funding support for families includes: Medicare; Private Health Funds; and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Where is EDUCARE?

EDUCARE is conveniently located and accessible in meeting community needs throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Lower and Upper Hunter, Port Stephens, Central Coast and the Northern NSW Region.

For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact us.