Our Psychologists have experience working with a range of presenting issues, some of which are listed below. If you would like to know if one of our Psychologists can help, please contact us.
Post traumatic stress
Poor self esteem
Social skill development
Our Occupational Therapists work with people of all abilities and ages to do the things they want to do and need to do to through the use of therapeutic activities and equipment. Our OTs can assist with:
Body awareness and sensation
Day-to-day living skills, such as eating, writing, toileting, interaction with other children/adults and playground skills
Sensory needs including developing a ‘sensory diet’.
Our Speech Pathologists work with children on all aspects of speech and language development, including:
Early language development
Alternatives to spoken language
One Central Health offers a number of different assessments, including:
Autism spectrum disorders
Specific learning disorders
Intellectual functioning, including giftedness and intellectual disability
Our Developmental Paediatricians are experienced across all areas of child development. For our Paediatrician's specific areas of interest, please see staff profiles.
Referrals accepted for children aged 0-18 years
Multidisciplinary assessments available for autism
One Central Health offers therapy sessions for children with Autism, developmental delay/Intellectual Disability and Down Syndrome.
Two hour one-on-one therapy sessions
Assistance for children who may otherwise have difficulties socially or academically
Sessions conducted by trained Therapy Assistants under the direct supervision of our Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Pathologists.
All programs are individualised to the child.
Therapy based on the principals of Applied Behvaiour Analysis (ABA).
One Central Health offer different Social Skills groups for different groups of children. Currently, the following groups are being run:
Tween group. In Term 3, 2018, One Central Health Tuart Hill will host a Social Group for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The aim of the group is to provide a supportive and safe environment for like-minded tween girls (aged 9-14) to meet and interact on a weekly basis. The group will be run by Speech Pathologist Carolyn Lynch and themes will include how to make new friends, observing the social cues of others, using good conversation skills and acknowledging the interests of others. Members will be encouraged to keep in contact with each other over the course of the term, so safe use of social media and online communication will also be a focus. It is hoped that friendships will develop beyond the timeline of the group.
The Secret Agent Society (SAS) Computer Game Pack and Small Group Program help kids 8 to 12 years of age crack the code of emotions and friendships. Junior Detectives graduate from SAS equipped with the skills to feel happier, calmer and braver while making new friends and keeping them. SAS features an animated ‘secret agent’ computer game, Helpful Thought Missile action game, Challenger board game, Secret Message Transmission Device game and many more award-winning resources. The evidence-base, structured curriculum and captivating theme make this program one of the most successful of its kind in the world. Please contact admin to find out when the next SAS group is running.
One Central Health offers services via Telehealth. Families can make an appointment with our Paediatricians and Psychologists in the comfort of their own home using whatever medium they have access to, such as Skype, Zoom, or Scopia.
Assistance from One Central Health staff is given to set up and access these media for the first time. Medicare rebates may be available for Telehealth sessions.
Our Paediatricians specialise in all aspects of child development including Autism Spectrum Disorders, complex ADHD, developmental delay, and child and adolescent mental health.
Our psychologists specialise in assessment and intervention of children and adults with complex neuro-developmental needs (such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disorders) and associated emotion-regulation and challenging behaviours. They also treat individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating issues, compulsive behaviours,behavioural disorders.
We also provide support with issues such as anger management, support to FIFO workers and families, toileting issues, school avoidance, study skills, self-harm, parental separation, child protection and peer/sibling interactions.
One Central Health runs an ADHD clinic that consists of a specific multidisciplinary team consisting of our Developmental Paediatrician, Psychologist, and Occupational Therapist.
We support children with ADHD who often have difficulties with executive function skills. These skills help you get things done and are controlled by the frontal lobe area of the brain. Executive function helps you:
Plan and organize
Avoid saying or doing the wrong thing
Do things based on your experience