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.