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A Medical Perspective to Developmental and Behavioral Issues

Paediatric Services Charlestown

What is the availability of Paediatricians at EDUCARE or Locally?

The services of a Paediatrician are no longer directly available at EDUCARE. Rather, we recommend you consult your local doctor for a referral to one of the local Paediatricians who you might access in a timely manner. Our other paediatric services of Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Behaviour Therapy continue to be available as normal. A referral from your Paediatrician for ongoing treatment services is welcome.

What is the main area of work covered by a Paediatrician?

Paediatricians see patients from birth to 18-years-of-age. They assess and treat sickness and developmental difficulties among children and adolescents. A referral from a GP is needed to see a Paediatrician and so discuss this matter with your GP.

If I need my child assessed, should I first see a Paediatrician or a Psychologist?

Suggest that you speak to the GP regarding your concerns and your GP will advise accordingly.

Psychologists often more readily available and do a broad range of assessments across the age spectrum and particularly, children and teens. In so doing, they undertake very comprehensive assessments, and provide extensive report information including the results, analysis and recommendations for any proposed ongoing treatment, school or NDIS Application.

Paediatricians will see newborns to school-leavers, with a broad range of medical and developmental disorders. Generally, Paediatricians have particular expertise in addressing behavioural and developmental difficulties. While they will likewise undertake assessments, they will often on-refer to Psychologists for a full and comprehensive assessment and report.

Take advantage of the facilities and services at our paediatric clinic

It does not matter where you live, our paediatric clinic is filled with highly skilled professionals and experts across many fields, and we value the opportunity of helping any child in need. Our specialised services and facilities can be utilised to accommodate a whole array of needs and requirements as well, making us your first point of call, should an issue ever arise.

If you’re ready to book an appointment, or you would like to receive further information, contact us on (02) 4943 4444 or leave your enquiry on our easy to complete form found on our contact page. At EDUCARE, we value the holistic wellbeing of the children in our care, which is why we also offer a range of other services including Psychologists, Speech therapists, Occupational Therapists and Behaviour Therapists. Connect with us today to take advantage of our terrific services. We’re here to help.